Brick Effect Without Impression Mat Or Mold

Decorating By dalis4joe Updated 25 Aug 2009 , 2:56am by dalis4joe

dalis4joe Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 12:54pm
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I need to do a cake for Wed. So I dont have time to order the mat or a mold... How can I texture my 2 tiered cake to look like a brick covered firehouse?????

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-K8memphis Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 1:07pm
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What are you covering the cake with?

I think I'd suggest:

For crusting buttercream or fondant:

Ice the counter top and/or lay a piece of fondant on the counter and practice impressing the surface with a ruler for the long horizontal 'stripes' for lack of a better word--the make the opposing short 'stipes with some other little tool the right length.

Brick headed thoughts for you. I got a ton of 'em. icon_biggrin.gif

Makeitmemorable Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 1:14pm
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What about using the end of a matches box - I am not sure how big you need to the brick affect but they will be square.

Just a thought

Good luck

dalis4joe Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 1:16pm
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cake will be covered in fondant....

I have a bad eye for strsaight lol.... u shoudl see me with my cakes... I never know if its leveled...

So I should place a piece of fondant on my counter and practice making the lines... so I can get the hang of it and then when I cover my cake I can go ahead and use my ruler to make the vertical lines.... then the horizontal lines with something that has maybe a short line... like the end of the ruler?

dalis4joe Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 1:19pm
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a matchbox... like impressing the bricks one at a time? i think that can work....

Makeitmemorable Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 1:41pm
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.... just further, I guess it depends on the type of bricks you are looking for - if they are the rigid brick, you will need sharp lines, if they are just to make it look like a building, you could probably do it free hand with a tool that scores the fondant lightly. Some bricks look like they have more character if they are not completely lined up. I hope this makes sense. I have attached a photo of the Harbour Bridge, on the side towers I scored them after the fondant was on. You can vary the depth of the scoring also to give it a little more character.

Sometimes its so hard to explain in a post! good luck
LL

sweetcakes Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 2:56pm
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if you have a hard time keeping it straight cut a piece of paper the same height as your cake and score along the top, then fold it down the width of a brick and score along again and so forth, once all the horizontal lines are in you can take something small and mark the bricks off (vertically)

Bellatheball Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 3:07pm
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I did it for a Wizard of Oz cake (in my photos). I just used a shish-ka-boob skewer. I laid it down and put some pressure on it to make the indentations in the pattern I wanted.

dalis4joe Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 10:03pm
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Thanks so much u guys!!! I think the info I got will be perfect for what I need . The bridge pic (great looking cake btw)is exactly what I want to do....

cathie_shinnick Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 10:12pm
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If you have a craft store near you; in the doll house section, they have a mat that is brick. It has the indentations on it and it works great. I got mine at AC Moore. I dont know if Michaels has it.

dalis4joe Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 2:56am
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Kewl thanks...AC Moore it is tmo icon_smile.gif

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