Woodgrain textured cakes and earthy brown tree bark finishes are hugely on-trend in cake decorating this year but one of the most elegant interpretations of the trend in nature inspired wedding cakes has been woodgrained effect impressed on pristine white fondant, popularized by the wedding cake art of Maggie Austin.
Stunning white sugar irises and peach blossoms climb the beautifully textured white woodgrain wedding cake above by Lina Veber Cake with bas relief detailing adding a further touch of elegance.
Below, glistening sugar pearls and antique cameos adorn one of the original designs by Maggie Austin which inspired the beautiful white woodgrain textured design trend.
A hauntingly beautiful winter wedding cake is given a rustic finish with frosted branches and an embossed woodgrain textured effect in a design by Shannon Bond.
Torta Couture Cakes achieve the white woodgrain effect with piped detailing in this super stylish winter wedding cake design of theirs from a number of years ago, as beautiful and sophisticated still as it was the day it was first created.
Zoe Clark’s beautiful composition of apple blossom branches and soft pink roses below is a perfect match with a woodgrain textured wedding cake.
A delicate waterfall of pastel pink sugar flowers float above and then cascade down this woodgrain textured creation by T Bakes (below left). On the right, woodgrain texture is embossed on a soft pink tier paired with a faded grey wash and an elegant display of sugar floristry in a design by the Sophie Bifield Cake Company (image by Melanie Re Photography).
Two beautiful varieties of garden rose framed with lime green leaves and forest green ivy make a perfect accompaniment to this divinely textured bas relief-over-woodgrain cake creation by Lina Veber Cake.
Tiny sugar pearls and lace motifs bring an extra touch of bridal elegance to this exquisite white rose adorned cake by Lina Veber also.
Meaningful words, birds and exquisitely crafted succulents come together in this unique wedding cake design by Sweet Little Morsels Cakes (below left), while the simplicity of textured fondant, brings undeniable elegance to this bake by Jonathan Caleb Cake (below right).
Maggie Austin tops her woodgrain textured creation below left with a stylish cluster of autumnal toned flowers and skeletonised leaves, while her original cameo woodgrained design is re-interpreted in square tiers by Lemon Tree Cakes, below right.
Trails of yellowed leaves and soft pink blooms bring an autumnal air to this beautifully woodgrained textured cake by T Bakes.
The Berliosca Cake Boutique goes large in the choice of statement floral corsage to set off their woodgrain and falling blossoms design below left, while gold tinted bas relief elements lend a fabulous old world ambience to the cake below right by Lemon Tree Cakes.
To create a woodgrain effect on a freshly covered fondant cake, you can you woodgrain embossing mats (see selection below) or for a very subtle grained effect, a small raw silk/fabric effect rolling pin.
Readers might also be interested in our features on:
- Birch Tree Wedding Cakes & Woodgrain Effects
- Birch Tree Cake Tutorials
- Woodgrain, Tree Bark and Tree Stump Cake Tutorials
- Woodland Wedding Cakes – Part 1
- Woodland Wedding Cakes – Part 2
- Naked Cakes – Woodsy & Floral
- Bas Relief Cake Decorating
- Pearl Beaded Lace Wedding Cakes
- Climbing Sugar Flowers/Elevated Sugar Flower Arrangements
- Freesia Wedding Cakes for Spring
- Floral Garland/Circlet Wedding Cakes
- Floral Framed Cake Designs
- Sugar Succulents & Tutorials
- Wedding Cakes for the Boho Bride
- Wildflower Wedding Cakes
- Fruits of the Forest – Autumn Nuts & Berries
- Autumn Wedding Cakes
- Autumn Berries Fall Wedding Cakes
- Wildlife & Nature Inspired Wedding Cakes
- Autumnal Floral Wedding Cakes
Coming Up Next: Textured Effects – Embossed Lace
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