You may have seen beach cakes, fishing and hunting cakes, picnic cakes and many others where there is something that looks like it has a wood texture and wondered, can I do this? Yes you can! All you need is a few basic tools and some creativity and you will be making you own driftwood, signs and more.
This is a beautiful cake with a number of thin layers of cake and thin layers of filling. Don’t be tempted to overfill. Fondant is used to cover the cake and black fondant is used to simulate zebra stripes. Add as many strips as you wish, some thin, some thicker. Make it your own. This cake is decorated with a few extra fondant items for a client. There is no right or wrong way here.
Many people like purchasing/making cakes covered with fondant ( sometimes called rolled fondant or plastic icing or sugarpaste or Ready to Roll ( RTL) depending upon the country you are in. And you can even make your own – there are many marshmallow fondant recipes out there.)
You first start out by preparing your cake. The cake gets crumb iced. Remember, the way the cake looks with the crumb ice is close to the way it will appear once coated with fondant. This means dips and bumps, frosting lines may all appear in the finished product. Take you time and do the base right, it will payoff in the end.
You have seen those pretty cakes covered with fondant. Sure you can buy colored fondant at the supply store. Purchasing colored fondant is nice because you get the same color from container to container. And if you are going to be using come of the more difficult colors to color – the famous reds and blacks – along with any deeply colored fondant you will find that it can take a lot of food coloring to color your fondant.
This technique will work on just about any type of fondant out there. Purchased or homemade the steps are basically the same. So lets get started.