I was just cruising the net and found this interesting tutorial on CakesCanada.com:
It involved making your own impression mat, and I had never even considered trying this!
Has anyone else done this? If so, how did it work out for you?
that is interesting!! I would like to know how!!!!♠
I thnk you can also make them hot glue. I haven't done it but I may have to give it try. I love the lace she did.
Yeah, I think I'm going to try it. I'll let you know how it turns out!
hi, just want to mention another tip on impression mats.
you can use embossed wallpaper as an impression mat - i experimented with it and it works beautifully though i'm not certain about the food safety issue ...
i have also tried this method you saw in the tutorial and it works but you have to have a steady hand to keep the design professional. you would need a minimum of 2 layers as the paint does tend to go a bit flat and thick- would not use it for really intricate designs
here is my tutorial for a RI stamp....
ohhh puff paint! That seems like it would work GREAT! but is it food safe?
Thanks Rocketgirl! I didn't know that a tutorial like this existed... oh the things you learn here on CC.
Yeah, I don't think that puff paint is technically food safe, although the kind I bought is non-toxic.
I think that the puff paint would work SO much better. If it's non toxic you should be fine... but then im not in business.... others would advise against it.
RI is nice because you can make lines different weights to guide you. I need help piping, but it helped soooo much to have an outline.
oh yeah, smooth, let the BC crust, imprint, AB then pipe
I made the tutorial a few months ago after I needed help with it. Not the best, but it is more than I had to go off of, so I figured it is something i could do to contribute to the community.. seeing as they help me with EVERYTHING! lol.
THIS IS A GREAT TUTORIAL!! SHE ACTUALLY STATES THAT THE FABRIC PAINT IS NON-TOXIC AND IT IS DRY SO IT DOES NOT STICK TO THE CAKE AT ALL. I WILL HAVE TO TRY THIS, JUST THINK OF ALL THE WONDERFUL DESIGNS YOU CAN CREATE. I'M NOT ACTUALLY SURE HOWEVER WHAT THE CLEAR TRANSPARENT PAPER SHE USES IS? CAN ANYONE TELL ME
They are transparency sheets that you would use on an overhead projector. You can get them at Staples or Office Depot, however they are pretty expensive - $30 for a box of 100.
Since I didn't need 100, I went to the copy area in Staples and explained that I only needed a few transparency sheets and they sold five of them to me for $2.50!
Sweet, I think I'll be trying this eventually!
I needed transparency sheets the other day and couldn't stand to pay $30. I ended up buying 12x12 scrap book page protectors (perfectly clear) and they worked great. Maybe they'd work in this application, but cost way less than transparencies?
What is puff paint?
It comes in small squeeze bottles (approximately 2 oz) and in a rainbow of colors. It's used to decorate shirts mainly. It's available in all craft stores.
Oh! I have some of that! I need to give this a try. Maybe trace over a pattern I like and would like to transfer to fondant!
What kind of paint do you use, just non-toxic fabric paint?
Yes, but it has to puff up when you apply it. I found it at Hobby Lobby. Just ask a salesperson and they should be able to help you out.