400 g mixture modeling
brown paint or dark cocoa powder
starch in the bundle
knife or cutting tool
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Mixture modeling (fondant, marzipan Varna or another of your choice) is divided into two parts. Their ratio will determine later how dark will be wood. One part is colored with brown and yellow paint to achieve the desired light shade. The other part is colored with brown, yellow and black paint to the desired dark tone. Paint always put less and kneaded to complete takeover of paint. Only thus can without stirring to establish the exact color of the mixture. Working surface powdering with starch. Each piece is individually rolled in a thin layer. According to the used material may need to powder between each work step. Since each layer are cut roughly identical shapes and are imposed on each other. At one end puts a dark tipped the dark mixture and roll up. The roll is cut into discs, each disc is put to bed (on powdered surface) and roll it thinly. From the resulting layer with a ruler and a knife (I use the pizza cutter) to cut the boards * *. Are sized according to specific needs. In my case I measured the height of the cake and so figured length. Circumference of the cake divided by the number of boards, gives width plus 2mm board overlap. The edges of hard to go dry brush to remove any crumbs of material and smooth tool with a ball on top. Cards are ranked on foam or other air-permeable surface and allowed to dry completely. Can be put in the oven with blowing about 30 degrees. Thus, after about 4 hours dry. Otherwise, should be made a day or more in advance. Assemble as directed. If the boards will have holes, curves or other, they are cut, while the fund is soft. After drying it is impossible, because the material becomes brittle. It is therefore necessary to work with a clear idea of what exactly will be done. I think it's better to leave 1-2 spare washers mixture or a small amount of ortho-colored mixtures, if you break a board. If you then start turns over, will never be able to hit the same color. * The thickness of the layers Roll mixture modeling determines how many times you can turn the roll until it reaches the desired thickness. This in turn determines how many annual rings will be wood. The more - the more realistic look. Stylized look for strips can be rolled from the general, and not from the narrow side. I did it both ways. * Commanded weight is indicative and varies according to need. * I've got complexity Difficult because it is laborious. Otherwise, the process is very easy and can be done by beginners.