Any help or suggestions would be great! TIA
You can buy a diamond impression mat at most of the online cake supply stores. I bought mine for about $5.
Yup, impression mat, I just did one on fondant and it works so much better than trying to measure and make the lines yourself! Invest the $6
So even if I am using buttercream and not fondant I can use the impression mat? Thanks a bunch you guys!
. . . yup . . . just make sure you are using a crusting buttercream recipe . . .
I tried to do it on buttercream with the impression mat and it didn't work at all. Do you have to press really hard? I know this should be obvious but I couldn't get the impression to look right. How thick does the bc need to be?
you have to press pretty hard. and make sure that you press the entire mat not just the center. The buttercream needs to be fairly thick. and also dust your impression mat with powdered sugar or corn starch to keep from sticking.
also...make sure your icing has had to too crust.
Great! thanks you guys!
Yes make sure you are using a good crusting buttercream!
Don't press the last inch or you'll press the end of the mat in. Start in the back of the cake and hold the mat still with one hand. Smooth your other hand up and down on the mat working your way around, but stop about an inch before the end. Remove the mat (wipe it off if you need to) then line it up and repeat. Good luck
Hey, does anyone know if you airbrush fondant black will it turn people's mouths black? Didn't know if it would be better to buy it black or airbrush it. I'm not very experienced with it. I'm doing a groom's cake and they are afraid it will turn peoples mouths black. TIA
Nice cake, yep, bet that was done with Impression mat, good luck, I'm sure it will turn out great