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5 fondant cake textures every cake decorator needs under their belt!

Learn how to create a wide variety of realistic cake textures using fondant (sugarpaste) with this roundup of easy tutorials from expert cake decorator Zoe Burmester.

Brought to you by Zoe Burmester

1st Jan 2021

Cake textures might look difficult to create but don’t be put off – we’ve teamed up with Zoe Burmester from Sugar Street Studios to show you just how easy they are to make! Yes, we promise! 

Below you’ll find five tutorials showing you how to create edible grass, along with stone, wood, fur and metal cake textures using sugarpaste (or fondant, depending on where you’re based in the world!). Having these techniques under your belt is so handy, ready to create stunning themed cakes whenever you need to! 

Once you’ve mastered the basic techniques, you can play with colours and textures to create even more finishes – the possibilities are endless! Happy texturing…

Cake texture tutorials using fondant

By Zoe Burmester

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Edible grass tutorial

edible grass for cakes

Edible grass couldn’t be more versatile OR easy to create! Learn how to make three grass textures using sugarpaste (fondant) – moss, cut grass and long grass with this video tutorial and step-by-step guide from Zoe. You’ll find out all the tools and tricks you need to create these luscious textures – including what ingredient gives a ‘lawn’ finish! So, whether you’re making a sports-themed cake, a summer-themed cake, an Easter-themed cake or something else, look no further!

Make edible grass for cakes

Stone-like cake textures tutorial

stone cake textures

Have you ever seen a cake that looks so realistic, you’re not sure you should eat it? Zoe shows you three realistic stone textures using fondant that are sure to make your recipients look twice! Consisting of three effects – granite, concrete and rustic stone, Zoe shows you just how easy it is to create this stunning effect… ideal for fantasy style cakes, contemporary cakes, sculpted animals and beyond! Check out the video or follow her step-by-step guide for ‘stone’ sugarpaste success!

Make stone-like cake textures

Wood cake textures tutorial

wood cake textures

From tree stumps and floorboards, to pirates, nautical and beach… there are endless themes you can create using a wood cake texture. Zoe shows you how to easily create natural wood, painted wood and bark cake textures using sugarpaste (fondant) in this video tutorial and step-by-step guide. Once you’ve mastered the technique, you can play with your colour palette to change the depth of the finish, opening up a world of opportunities!

Make wood cake textures

Love developing your cake decorating skills? Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft magazine is for you, packed with expert advice, step-by-step tutorials, techniques, inspiration-galore and so much more to satisfy your sweet tooth! 

Fur cake textures tutorial

fur cake textures

Take your cake decorating to the next level with fur cake textures… and without stencils or an airbrush! Using a handful of tools and edibles, Zoe shows you how to create three stunning fur effects – long thick fur, short fur and patterned fur. Once you know the basics you can experiment to create a truly realistic finish. Take a look at Zoe’s own creations by clicking the following link and you’ll see what we mean!

Make fur cake textures

Metal cake textures tutorial

metal cake effects

Metallic finish cakes look stunning and are sure to stand out! Learn how to make three versatile metal textures you can use to bring ‘dazzle’ to your decorating! Zoe shows you how to make hammered copper, corrugated metal and patinated metal cake effects in her easy to follow video tutorial and step-by-step guide. Question is – which will you try first?

Make metal cake textures

Now you’ve mastered fondant cake textures, learn more about cake decorating tools and how to create an array of effects to use in your sugarcraft projects!

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