Impression Mat?

Decorating By nefcook21 Updated 21 Mar 2008 , 1:53am by nefcook21

nefcook21 Posted 18 Mar 2008 , 12:12am
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How do I use an impression mat on a square cake so that the lines match up at the corners? And also how do I do it so without leaving the impression of the edge in the cake? Does that make sense? icon_confused.gif
TIA

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kakeladi Posted 18 Mar 2008 , 12:27am
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Carefully!!

Sorry I couldn't resist icon_smile.gificon_lol.gif
You just have to place it in the center, then fill in each end.

nefcook21 Posted 18 Mar 2008 , 12:59am
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LOL icon_biggrin.gif I never thought about doing the center then filling in. DUH!! icon_eek.gif(boy do i feel icon_redface.gif )
Thank you kakeladi, I will definately do that.

sugarshack Posted 18 Mar 2008 , 2:21am
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i don't worry about the lines matching up on the ends. and I am not sure what the 2nd question means... sorry ( me brain dead, LOL)

tonedna Posted 18 Mar 2008 , 2:34am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kakeladi

Carefully!!

Sorry I couldn't resist icon_smile.gificon_lol.gif
You just have to place it in the center, then fill in each end.




lol..too funny..

nefcook21 Posted 18 Mar 2008 , 11:49am
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sugarshack--I wasn't sure how to word that. I see I put an extra "so" in there. Sorry icon_redface.gif When I use the impression mat how do I do it so the edges of the mat don't leave a line? It seems if I press too hard of course the edges leave a line but if I don't press hard enough, the pattern of the mat imprints too light. Is it just a matter of learning how hard to press it or is there a trick to it? icon_confused.gif

sugarshack Posted 18 Mar 2008 , 12:48pm
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Gotcha!

Do not use the last inch or so on each end of the mat. press in everything but that last inch or so. then take the mat off, line up the pattern and repeat....


did that make sense?

bobwonderbuns Posted 18 Mar 2008 , 5:33pm
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I'm glad I stumbled on this thread -- I had the exact same questions!! Thanks everyone! icon_biggrin.gif

nefcook21 Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 1:53am
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That does make sense ! Sometimes I think I make things too hard icon_eek.gif . Thanks so much!!!! I'll let you kow how it goes. icon_biggrin.gif

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