The art of marbling fondant has made a come back into cake decorating. It's uses to create artistic and dramatic effects on cakes has become increasingly popular. This simple tutorial will help you create rustic wood grain, marble fondant to look like water, give a shabby sheek or vintage look to fondant and more.
Did you know that you can create the most amazing fondant effect with just marbling a couple of different fondant pieces together? Before we got all excited about the airbrush most peopel made wood grain, Sky or sea using the marbling technique.
Don't get me wrong! I love airbrushing. I love my painting especially when doing wood. But marbling has it's own amazing effect. Look at these cakes.
The effect of marbling
I absolutely love how marbling gives the cake a different look from all sides. You could turn this little cake around. See? on all sides it has such a lovely effect.
How do you marble fondant? (pin)
Now everybody thinks there is a specific way to do it right or wrong. Honestly, it all depends on the effect you are looking for. You could do ANYTHING and I mean anything to create a different and unique look.
The technique I showing you here is most common used to create such wriggly stripy marbling. The twisting is what give you the curves which work great to make sea effect.
If you want wood grain you would do less twist and fold the fondant logs length ways more than just once or twice. The more you twist, turn and fold the more thinner your pattern will be. Not sure you can see the board well here but. I've done only marbling - Nothing more.
Here's another marbling fondant effect on this one. Using the same technique as above but with lighter colors. Using white can really bring brightness to the cake.
Here you can see - marble fondant to look like water.
This is a very old cake but you can see I used white and blue fondant to marble. I keep marbling in just one direction. Which means I twisted two long sausages of white and blue fondant - stretched -keeping one direction then doing it again - two to three times. (images 1 to 4 above - avoid 5)
Marbled fondant wedding cake - Blue marble fondant
This one is again white and blue but I have twisted and coiled the fondant a few times (doing more of image 5 above) until I got what I was looking for.
Marbled dress cake - Pink fondant marbling
This is having fun with fondant marbling - marbling a few pastel shades of purples and pinks. I do have a video on how to make this cake coming soon (so stay tuned).
You can created fun cakes with just what you have on hand. It's all about being creative and using your resources to the best of your abilities. If I hadn't used the airbrush - I'd probably use the marbling fondant technique on this one too
So you see marbling fondant is not a technique to have fun and surprise yourself. I really do enjoy marbling fondant because the possibilities and the play of colors can really be so much fun.