I'm looking for a impression mat that is the very little texture that you find on a football. I've searched and searched and so far I've found a small cobble stone, but I'm afraid that won't work. Do you have any ideas?
I'm sure I've seen in somewhere, or in a picture of a football cake.
Thank you in advance.
Think outside the box! I just saw a cake show on tv where the lady used the plastic cover used in the ceiling over florescent lighting (a new one of course) to impression fondant. I don't know exactly what football texture is, but start looking around the house for ideas. I have even seen people use strong textured fabric. HTH.
I have a placemat with little bumps on the back of it that makes a perfect football texture. I've used it to make snakeskin and leather textures too.
I was going to say the light covering also. Its perfect
The cheapest, cheap paper towels you can find! If your icing dries to the touch (crusts) you can just place a towel over the icing and rub w/your hand. I've used it for years to make footballs. Just look at all the paper towels on the shelf....look for the really cheap ones - they usually have small bumps on them that are not in a pattern.
I used the side of a cheap grater you know the 9 inch one cost 3 bucks at Wal Mart I just bought one for a football I put on a Graduation cake the texture was prefect.
I use a terry cloth towel on the chocolate fondant. It works beautifully. I use it on all my "leather".
Thank you everyone for your replies. I definately will think outside the box. i'm curious about the light covers. My sister als mentioned the screen that you replace your windo screens with.
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I used the shelf liner that has the little knubbies on it. It worked on crusted bc and fondant. hth
I too, think the grater would work!
I used the canvas from my gym bag . You can check out how it looks in my photos.
defonately, its all about thinking outside of the box, i had to make a bed cake recently, and i pressed a clean piece of lace/net into the fondant, perfect texture! im pretty sure you could find something that will replicate the pattern. i like the sound of the kitchen paper , i know which type she means and i think it would be good
What about getting some vinyl leather from the remnant isle of the fabric store? I bought some to texture a book cake I will be making this weekend. I thought of the lace, but wanted more manly look to the book.
I use the plastic that is made for needle point. Cheap, lots of sizes, easy to clean and store. I tried the screen--couldn't wash it nicely.
I used tule fabric from Michaels. It has a nice mesh texture. I also use it on daisy centers.
I was just about to order some cobblestone impression mats for a leather purse I'm making when I found this thread. So glad I did! Sometimes you forget to think outside the box when you're creating a cake. I think I'll have to have that saying framed, just so I won't forget.