Woven Flax Effect Tutorial with Jo Orr



  • Cake board
  • Woven flax mat (available from most florists)
  • Bakels Pettinice White & Brown
  • Dusting Brush
  • Fondant Knife
  • Rolling Pin


How to Steps 

  1. For a 12" board use 375g White Pettinice & mix in 5% of Brown Pettinice
  2. This is the resulting colour (another option is to colour using Progel Cream Colour)
  3. Roll out Fondant to just over 4mm(1/8")
  4. Lightly spray your board with either water or a sugar syrup I like using a mix of 2Tbsp liquid glucose to 1/2 cup water
  5. Place fondant on board & smooth out any bubbles using a needle
  6. Place the mat over the fresh fondant and evenly roll over the board with enough pressure to get a good impression (Note: To prep mat over steam to sanitise)
  7. Imprinted
  8. Cut around the edge of the board. I find it easier to pick up the board & cut around the edge to achieve the following
  9. Using a dusting brush lightly dust over the imprinted fondant with Cocoa this will highlight the impression
  10. Add a ribbon around board to finish I used this effect on many cakes







Jo Orr has been a working pastry chef for the last 20 years and runs Rotorua-based Ciccio Cakes.  She is an encyclopedia of knowledge for all things cake. If you haven’t had the chance to try one of her famous cake slices from the Ciccio’s cake cabinet, be sure to put it at the top of your foodie to-do list.

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