Leather Looking Fondant?? Anyone?? Help.

Decorating By nesweetcake Updated 17 Oct 2008 , 9:29pm by alanahodgson

nesweetcake Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 2:58am
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I need to make fondant look like leather, anyone have any tips????
Please help. Thanks in advance!!!!

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Horselady Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 3:08am
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someone posted this same question yesterday, you might scroll down a bit and check that out...I think the suggestion was a firm terry cloth towel/wash cloth, or a stff bristle brush, or some tooth picks bound with a rubber band, depending on the look you wanted...

ALVARGA Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 3:12am
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I just did some cowboy boots cookies and covered them with fondant that I colored cream and marbled with a chocolate brown. Then I took an impression mat that had small swirls and imprinted the fondant with that. Once I had the fondant on the cookie I took a little sewing wheel that had small teeth on it and made lines where the top of the heel would be and and natural folds of the boot was and where the straps at the the top of the boot would be. Then finally I took cooper and a little silver luster dust and dusted the cookie. It really came out great. The dust really made the swirls stand out and look like tooled leather. Hope this helps.

Sugarflowers Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 3:21am
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If you are wanting to get the leather/skin texture let the rolled out fondant set for a few minutes then lift and move the fondant. As you do this the fondant will start to crinkle. Even after you attach the fondant will continue to wrinkle. The marking wheel will add to the affect with the "stitching".



cas17 Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 3:40am
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thank you michele that is a great idea. i tried balling up a piece of computer paper and flattening and pressing it out on top of the fondant but i like your idea much better!

nesweetcake Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 7:42pm
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Thanks everyone. I'll give them a try.

momvarden Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 7:58pm
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i don't know if this is something you would be willing to try but another thing that you can try is modeling chocolate, it is only 2 ingred.
semi sweet chocolate chips, and light karo syrup. take a look a my purses i just made and the fish basket in my pics and tell me what you think and if you want the recipe for the stuff i will give it to you. You can do it with white chocolate as well. I cover both of those cakes with a dbl batch of modeling choco. and still have about a 3 rd of the batch left.

dragonflydreams Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 8:40pm
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. . . lots of times polymer clay techniques are transferable to fondant . . . http://www.polymerclayweb.com/leather.asp . . . icon_biggrin.gif

dragonflydreams Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 8:52pm
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. . . the other thread was regarding the "unfinished" side of leather . . . http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-6127570-.html#6127570

nesweetcake Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 7:08pm
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Thanks for more great ideas. I never thought of using the modeling chocolate or the polymer stuff either. Thanks.

alanahodgson Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 9:29pm
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I find that fondant mixed with modeling chocolate gives a nice leather looking finish.

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