Wood Effect Cake Board

I just LOVE wooden effect cake boards! They suit all kind of cakes. You can adjust the wooden effect to your cake by simply changing the shades of colours used for painting the board.


Step 1

Wood Effect Cake Board

Roll out some icing. You can use some leftovers from previous cakes as long as the colour is a little lighter than the colour you are going to use for the board.

Step 2

Wood Effect Cake Board

You can use a bit of water or glue to stick the icing to the board.

Step 3

Wood Effect Cake Board

Place the icing on the board.

Step 4

Wood Effect Cake Board

Smooth the surface with a smoother.

Step 5

Wood Effect Cake Board

Using a knife cut off the excess of icing.

Step 6

Wood Effect Cake Board

Once again smooth the surface...

Step 7

Wood Effect Cake Board

... and the edges.

Step 8

Wood Effect Cake Board

To mark lines I use a ruler, but you can use whatever tool you prefer.

Step 9

Wood Effect Cake Board

Step 10

Wood Effect Cake Board

Step 11

Wood Effect Cake Board

Using a wheel tool mark lines as shown on the photo.

Step 12

Wood Effect Cake Board

Step 13

Wood Effect Cake Board

To paint the board I usually use three shades of brown. To get different shades of brown you can mix together yellow, white, red and blue in different proportions (more white in lighter colours). I use dust colours dissolved in alcohol.

Step 14

Wood Effect Cake Board

It's quicker to use a wide brush to apply the first layer, but you can use whatever size of brush you have. I start with the darkest shade of brown.

Step 15

Wood Effect Cake Board

Remember not to over-soak the icing with the colours - it will take ages for the board to dry! ;)

Step 16

Wood Effect Cake Board

Remember about the edges.

Step 17

Wood Effect Cake Board

The first layer doesn't have to be perfect.

Step 18

Wood Effect Cake Board

Use a smaller brush to apply some lighter shade of brown.

Step 19

Wood Effect Cake Board

Using a wider brush slightly blend in the lighter shade. It's important to use a dry brush, so that the colour doesn't blend in completely.

Step 20

Wood Effect Cake Board

Repeat previous steps with the lightest colour.

Step 21

Wood Effect Cake Board

Step 22

Wood Effect Cake Board

Add some black to your leftover colours and use it to paint the grooves.

Step 23

Wood Effect Cake Board

Step 24

Wood Effect Cake Board

Done!
Dry the board overnight so it hardens before placing the cake on it.