Getting the wood look with fondant was also not as hard as I expected. Using Wilton paste food colouring is the easiest way to get just the colour you want. Ivory was the first colour added to get a good start. Then I mixed in tiny small amounts of burgundy, lemon yellow. Even a bit of royal blue and juniper green helped bring the wood tone to life. Once coloured, I rolled out and cut the fondant to shape. To get the texture and of the wood, I created random lines across the fondant to mimic the grain. Wilton brown powder colour worked well to give the wood even more character. The easiest way I found was to use a small paint brush with some brown powder on it and lightly flick it onto the fondant. A quick brush with my hand in the direction of the grain and ‘voila’ — wood!