"How to make a TEXTURED cactus"

As I was getting ready to make some cacti for a southwestern cake, I realized that I didn’t have a cactus cutter. No worries… I downloaded a picture from clip art, printed it and made a template. The first cactus was just too plain, so I decided to add some texture by using a non-slip shelf cover – the type used to put underneath cakes so they won’t move around – the mat has a great texture, which brought life to my cactus.

I rolled out the gumpaste on the textured mat; peeled it off; cut the cactus with Exacto knife following template; let it dry and then painted it using color dust. Here are some pictures of the steps I took – sometimes you just have to improvise – :)))

P.S. The rocks are also made out of gumpaste – I was on a roll – LOL!

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Nikki Belleperche ...

What a clever and easy effect! Neat!

Michal Bulla ...

Thanks for posting ;)

Darla ...

Texture mats are so much fun. What a great idea to use a shelf liner! Thanks for sharing. :)

Fun Fiesta Cakes ...

Thank you all for reading this tutorial.

Justsweet ...

Great idea :)

Toni (White Crafty Cakes) ...

I love your idea! Thank you so much for posting!!