Saturday, June 18, 2011

Fondant Wood Grain Quick Tutorial

I always love the look of wood grain on a cake. Wood grain can be used to make the look of floors, furniture, and even a coffin around Halloween!! We got to make a horse theme cake for a family member this weekend so we made a quick wood grain tutorial. Just let me know if you have any questions. I am happy to help.


sharp knife
paint brush

1. Roll out fondant a little on the thick side. Doesn't
matter too much about the thickness as long as it 
is thick enough to support the little edge above 
the cake. Cut into strips about 4 inches wide.

2. With your fondant tool or veining tool mark curvy
lines in different sizes. Long and short ones.

3. Here is what it should look like. 

4. Once you have all the lines marked in the fondant,
cut it to the length you need for the side of your cake.
It should be around 4 1/4 to 4 1/2 inches.

5. Apply to the side of the cake after the cake has been

Now its ready to paint. Use a paint brush and paint brown food coloring on the side of the cake. You can pick how dark you want your brown. I used already mixed air brush paint made by americolor.

Love it!!!


  1. Gorgeous cake! You are so talented.

    I like how u did the tutorials page too with the pics. Good job!

  2. Awesome! I love the hardwood look. You totally rock. I wish I could be as talented as you.

  3. So wonderful to see such creativity. Thank you so much for posting all this wonderful information. God Bless You.

  4. Very easy and nice, thank you and I would like to know the recipe for the fondant. Could you please tell me where can I find it please?

    1. I just do a quick search on google for MMF recipe. :) Anyone would work. Just pick your favorite.


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