Achieving This Texture . . . .

Decorating By dragonflydreams Updated 14 Oct 2008 , 11:02pm by cakequeen50

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dragonflydreams Posted 14 Oct 2008 , 8:10pm
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if you were trying to simulate the rough unfinished texture of the reverse side of boot leather . . . how would you go about it . . .
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TooMuchCake Posted 14 Oct 2008 , 8:41pm
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I have a stiff bristle brush (the kind you would scrub a floor with) that I keep just for fondant work. Press the brush into the fondant and give it just a little bit of a wiggle.

Alternatively, you can make a bundle out of toothpicks rubber banded together and do the same thing, but trust me, it takes forEVer.

HTH,
Deanna

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TooMuchCake Posted 14 Oct 2008 , 8:54pm
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Okay, assuming I can get these to attach, I apologize in advance for how hard it's going to be to see the details in these pics:

The ducky is holding a washcloth made with the toothpick bundle. I flicked the toothpick bundle a little to get it to look scrubbier, but you wouldn't have to do that.

The baby bunny is on a fondant board textured with the scrub brush.

HTH,
Deanna
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2508s42 Posted 14 Oct 2008 , 8:56pm
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what a good idea for the scrub brush! I am adding it to my shopping list for this week. Putting in all those lines for fur does take FOREVER and the fondant dries to fast.

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dragonflydreams Posted 14 Oct 2008 , 9:08pm
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TooMuchCake . . . thanx for the tips . . . I love the effect of the toothpicks . . . and will experiment with both of your suggestions to see which effect is closer to my needs . . . thanx again for your insight . . . thumbs_up.gif

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cylstrial Posted 14 Oct 2008 , 9:09pm
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Wow! That's a great idea! I never would have thought of it!!

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cylstrial Posted 14 Oct 2008 , 9:10pm
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Wow! That's a great idea! I never would have thought of it!!

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sugarshack Posted 14 Oct 2008 , 9:28pm
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u could stipple it with star tip

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dragonflydreams Posted 14 Oct 2008 , 9:46pm
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. . . great tip (pun intended icon_biggrin.gif ) . . . thanx sugarshack . . .

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cakequeen50 Posted 14 Oct 2008 , 11:02pm
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I take a terry cloth towel, a stiffer one, and press it into the fondant. I like the look it gives on "leather"
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