Rocketgirl899 Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 11:26pm
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ALright,

So its not the best, but considering I didn't really have to do this, here goes!

I found some cheap ($1.5) acrylic frames at AC MOORE, but you can get em at WM too... cheaper..

I spread my BC out so it could crust.

I printed off the images I liked, and slid them into the frame. If you use a letter, print the reverse! I didn't do that and half way through I went oh dang! But since its just a practice, whatever icon_smile.gif

Then I just made some realllllly stuff RI and traced the design.

Then I sprinkled with PS and pressed the image in like an impression mat.

It worked...except I didn't wait long enough and some of my RI came off in the stamping process.

I would also use a thinner tip and let it dry a lot longer. I waited about 15 min... I'm impatient!

I would also let me BC crust longer. Though it was kinda unstiff to begin with.

Sorry so rushed, I am on my way out the door! I'll update with more as I figure it outicon_smile.gif


HTH
_Rocket

sorry the pictures are coming up in the reverse order!
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just_for_fun Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 11:57pm
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Wow Thanks.

panchanewjersey Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 12:04am
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Thanks so much for that. I always wanted to know how to do that.

tarheelgirl Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 12:20am
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Very cool!!!! Thanks so much! I can't wait to give it a try!

nickshalfpint Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 12:21am
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That's really cool. Thanks for the pictures!

kandu001 Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 12:25am
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Wow! Thanks for the great description and pics! I can't wait to give it a try!

Rocketgirl899 Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 3:22am
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Oh, just tried it after letting my BC and RI dry more, and it works sooooooo much better.

I used a tip 4 and really think a 2 would be better because the icing spreads and the lines were pretty deep.

Good Luck, I will post pictures of the final scroll work icon_smile.gif I am soooo stoked to see what I can do with this icon_smile.gif

Thanks to everyone who advised meicon_smile.gif

lifonahil Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 5:02am
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Wow fantastic idea.

rezzygirl Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 5:43am
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Great idea! Thanks for posting!

TracyLH Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 11:19am

I am on the cookie end of things, but if I ever get up the guts to try cakes, I will give this a whirl! Thanks so much for posting it!

cylstrial Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 8:14pm

This is SO awesome!! Thanks for sharing this tip! I can't wait to try it !

just_for_fun Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 10:41pm

I was wondering if you could use this idea to make a design on a cookie by dipping it into some food coloring and placing on iced and dried cookie??

sillywabbitz Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 12:44am

You are a genius. Using the frame makes it so easy to keep the image in the acryllic. I love this forum.

I will try this when I need to do writing or more detailed piping work.

Thanks

Rocketgirl899 Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 12:55am

just _ for_fun,

I think the food color might melt the RI...eventually? I really have no idea. sorry!

sillywabbitz--Genius...rotfl. I am far from it...

i'm still experimenting..icon_smile.gif trying to figure out how to make the RI not flake off.....

just_for_fun Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 1:20am

gel food coloring w/ alcohol? Will try the next time I make RI. That's the only way we can find out!

homemaluhia Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 1:28am

Hi Rocketgirl899,
Great idea! Thanks for sharing it. BTW, is it reusable? Would I be able to impress the cake multiple times?
Thanks!

serenelui Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 1:34am

I wonder if this technique would work on a fondant covered cake as well icon_smile.gif anyone tried it yet?

miny Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 1:37am
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Originally Posted by homemaluhia

Hi Rocketgirl899,
Great idea! Thanks for sharing it. BTW, is it reusable? Would I be able to impress the cake multiple times?
Thanks!



I was thinking the same! icon_surprised.gif , even if I wanted to I know I'm going to brake them, I always brake my RI when I try to store it icon_mad.gif no matter how careful I am with it icon_cry.gif

Rocketgirl899 Posted 15 Nov 2008 , 6:41am

Alright you guys,

so tonight I remade my stamp because the first one broke.

This time i thinned my RI alil. Thinking it would spread onto the plastic and adhere better. It was I guess "soft peak" stage.

I used a tip 1.

It dried faster than before ( I did it last night to give it planty of time to dry.)

Also let my cakes crust for a really long time.. i think about 2 hours.

Impressions came out well. I still need to AB then pipe over the scrolls.. I am nervous!

I used the stamp 5 times in a row, held up fine. You need to be most concered with not twisting the acrylic.

As for saving for a later use, you could try, but I don't know if I would trust it enough to not have a backup.

It might would on fondant that is freshly covered...? I have no idea.

I will post pics of the cake by sundayicon_smile.gif

Rocketgirl899 Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 3:45am

ALright, on some of the piping ( I know i need alil more practice icon_smile.gif ) I used a tip 4, and then others a 2 icon_smile.gif
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miny Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 4:07am

As I said before your cake is beautiful, and I think the RI stamp worked very good, you can see the stamp very clear, once again thanks for sharing, we can se it works!!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

Frankyola Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 4:30am

Thank you this is a very good idea, Rocketgirl899 your cake is amazing icon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gif I LOVE IT thumbs_up.gif .

cylstrial Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 1:58pm

It's very beautiful!!

IcedTea4Me2 Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 2:20pm

Great idea and beautiful cake! Thanks.

IcedTea4Me2 Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 2:24pm

Great idea and beautiful cake! Thanks.

IcedTea4Me2 Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 2:28pm

Great idea and beautiful cake! Thanks.

butterfly831915 Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 2:43pm

lOVE THIS IDEA. THINK I'LL HAVE TO TRY IT WITH MY HARVEST CAKE I'M MAKING TONIGHT.

noyhoward Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 3:23pm

Wow,beautiful cake & thanks for sharing!

Rocketgirl899 Posted 18 Nov 2008 , 10:42pm

Thank youicon_smile.gif

I spent MANY hours on it so it is so nice to hear such nice things from the CCers!

<3

CookiezNCupcakez Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 2:08am

ur cake is very pretty! such a great idea thumbs_up.gif I toowould like to know if this works on fondant??

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