Looks to me like it could be the light cover pattern. If you go to Home Depot or similar store.... look for a florescent light cover...they are long, rectangular and plastic. They have this pattern on them. Here's a cake I did with that pattern on it. No fancy equipment needed! Just a plain ole light cover
Hope that helps!
Thats a great idea never would of thought of it, thanks!
I noticed the other day in a cake shop that there is an Ateco rolling pin sleeve which would produce an effect similar to that.
Gee, it's darn similar! Not sure.... maybe they just pressed deeper?
The first thing I thought of when I saw it was non-skid shelf liner.
Could they have had a mold made from it, I wonder?
That is exactly what I thought! Or the bathmats. I have one hanging in my guest bath. Looks like they made a pattern from it then used sugarveil.
Yep, fluorescent light cover yields a deep pattern that looks like shelf liner and some bathmats. If it were from the shelf liner or bathmat, the bumps would be inverted (pushed in, not out).
I had a class with RB-I and he showed another cake with the same pattern. He mentioned using the fluorescent light cover to get the pattern.
If it were from the shelf liner or bathmat, the bumps would be inverted (pushed in, not out).
That's why I mentioned that perhaps they made a mold from it first.
I was just at the doctors and while reclining on the table I was looking up at the ceiling light, and lo and behold - it had a light cover described in this thread. And it really really looks like it does on the cake!
OMG! I never thought of using a light cover!
Jen, if you have any other great advice on how to make impressions (other than buying expensive mats), fire away!
You know...if you just look around you....look at things in a way that say "what kind of texture would that create"? You might be surprised what you can use!
I can't take credit for the lite cover...I'm not sure where I heard it from .
Thank you everyone! I'll be sure to look for that flourescent liner when i go to the US tomorrow!
I'm always on the lookout for supplies everywhere. At Hobby Lobby they have a designed vinyl material that would make a beautiful cake design. The texture is just right to press onto fondant for cake covering. Haven't tried it yet but I'm going to get about a yard & see what happens. Use your imagination & you will be surprised at what you can find.
so can someone tell me how to actually use it? Do you do it after it is on the cake?
I would think that the best way to do it would be to roll out your fondant, lay pattern on it, roll over them both with rolling pin & then transfer to cover cake. Be sure to gently fit it to cake so that you don't ruin the pattern. Good Luck!