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by fire_watcher (fire_watcher)
at April 27th, 2011 (04:29 pm)

Hello again!

I have been recruited to do my friends wedding cake (though she has not set a date yet) and I am coming to you guys for help.

She wants a white birch tree type cake. I have looked at all the pictures online and was wondering if anyone has any tips on how to get the flakey look of the birch tree? I was going to attempt to use fondant but I am thinking that there might be an easier way to make the flake look without it cracking.

If anyone has any tips that would be awesome!

And just so this isn't a text post I will add a picture!





This is halfway through the cake/what I did on the cake. Sadly I did not get a picture of the final project as I was working with someone else on the cake and they finished it up. The decorating in this picture is what I did. It was for a home-town rap artists birthday I believe.

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Posted by: Margie (cauldroncakebkr)
Posted at: April 27th, 2011 09:18 pm (UTC)
Baker Smurf

Colett Peters did one in her book "Colett's Wedding Cakes"
Go to the link below and click on the pink word "sping". It will give you a popup window. Then click on the words "birch-bark cake" to see a larger photo of the cake.

I have her book someplace around here, but I'm sure you can find it at any library.

http://www.colettescakes.com/book_wed_cc.html

Cool boom box!

Posted by: cawing of a corbie (corvidophile)
Posted at: April 27th, 2011 10:09 pm (UTC)
sparklie

i haven't a clue, but looked at pictures too and some of them are really amazing. such a neat idea for a cake! will be neat to see what you come up with :D

Posted by: Margie (cauldroncakebkr)
Posted at: April 27th, 2011 11:05 pm (UTC)
Baker Smurf

Upon further review, I think you could use a brush embroidery technique. It would work on both butter cream cakes and fondant. The fondant would be nice as you could make the "bark" look like it was peeling up in some places. I did something like this on a baby shower cake that was for Winnie the Pooh. It was not 3D, but on a sheet cake, but the idea would be the same. What I did was to pipe chocolate frosting over the white in an outline of the tree, then brush the outline to the center with a paint brush. I have a picture of the cake in my lj album.

This cake looks like it is butter cream with possible fondant or chocolate for the peeled bark applied to the sides. Very nice. http://i348.photobucket.com/albums/q341/SamanthaWarrenWeddings/New_Hampshire_Wedding_Photographer2.jpg

This would be a very cool stand for a wedding cake. Use real Birch branches and it would be even better. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Eavm1UHM2ps/TCCULbJ76cI/AAAAAAAAAic/11fwr8PWWSk/s400/tree_pedestals_instructions-1024x1024.jpg

Posted by: x_creepy_doll_x (x_creepy_doll_x)
Posted at: April 27th, 2011 11:17 pm (UTC)

Shavings of white chocolate?

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