Diamond Impression Mat Vs Diamond Cutout

Decorating By cylstrial Updated 19 Sep 2008 , 9:48pm by cylstrial

cylstrial Posted 19 Sep 2008 , 3:19pm
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Ok so.. I was wondering if you all think a diamond impression mat is better than a diamond cutter? and vice versa. I was also wondering about the pro's and con's of each.

Thanks for your vote and thoughts!!

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cylstrial Posted 19 Sep 2008 , 7:23pm
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No thoughts??

kellieschwabl Posted 19 Sep 2008 , 7:31pm
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I think it depends on what covers your cake - either fondant or BC. I tried it on crusted BC and it peeled a bit off and some of the BC stuck to the mat. I think you would have an easier time w/fondant. I like the mat better only because it will perfectly space your diamond print.

cylstrial Posted 19 Sep 2008 , 7:36pm
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Thank you !! That is great to know!!

tyty Posted 19 Sep 2008 , 7:39pm
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I've used the diamond mat on bc, you have to dust it with corn starch first and the bc has to be crusted.

FromScratch Posted 19 Sep 2008 , 7:42pm
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I think the cutter-type gives you more of a quilted look than the impression mats do. I only like to use either on fondant. Since I use SMBC and it doesn't crust there's no using the mat.. and the cutter isn't even a great option.. but on fondant it's no issue.

cylstrial Posted 19 Sep 2008 , 9:48pm
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Thanks again everyone! Especially Tyty for letting me know about the corn starch!

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