melmar02 Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 9:37pm
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I'm making a blanket with a quilted look tonight and a thought came to mind - What do I have around the house that I could use to make different imprints on fondant?

I see them use square dowels on tv. I'm just curious what else everyone else uses besides the Wilton product and what effects you achieved.

Thanks!

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jardot22 Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 9:48pm
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I used a cheap terry cloth towel to get a hamburger patty impression for a fondant cheeseburger icon_smile.gif Turned out perfect!

AverageMom Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 10:00pm
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I have a scroll work candle holder I've used. I'm interested to hear what other people can suggest!

MrsNancyB1 Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 10:15pm
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If you have any corrugated carboard, you can cover it with saran wrap and then use that to make a nice impression of lines. I used that for my cupcake-themed cake in my photos.

gloria Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 10:18pm
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I just made a little baby blanket and when rolling it out on my counter it picked up the counter's impression (my counter is not smooth) - looked kind of cool!

jlynnw Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 10:19pm
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I have used leather tools to mark on the board or use for cutouts on the board that won't be eaten.

tatorchip Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 10:46pm
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I like to use the net bag that onions or oranges come in, washed out of course

KTcakes Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 10:56pm
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I used my icing tips to make unique impressions on gumpaste butterflies. This is fun to think about!

melmar02 Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 11:02pm
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Wow I never thought about some of these things!

sadsmile Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 11:04pm
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I used real lace for the impression on some long fondant gloves. Then I luster dusted them to highlight the pattern and they looked like real lace IMO anyhow..LOL You can crinkle up foil and smooth it back out to make a neat fabric like pattern. You can crinkle the foil up several ways for various effects.

Lambshack Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 11:18pm
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I've used some faux hand-tooled leather impression fabric from Hobby Lobby to make western details and belts before. Its a little pricey as its meant for upholstery, but its pleather and 1/3 of a yard covers a lot of fondant.
Works great!

chedaw Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 5:34am
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Buttons. You can get some really pretty ones.

Texas_Rose Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 6:06am
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I've used silicone potholders...I have one that looks like tire tread and one with flowers. I have a placemat that makes a leather pattern. I use the clear plastic scrapbook stamps all the time, especially on fondant-covered cake boards. You can use a pattern tracing wheel to make a stitched look. A drinking straw or hollow lollipop stick will make different sized dots.

chelleb1974 Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 7:37am
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I have used suncatchers (washed of course) on fondant cakes. Maybe not all that unusual, but I use patchwork cutters also.

leahk Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 10:12am
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I use acrylic stamps for scroll work. They have never been used with ink, and i lay saran wrap on the cake before I imprint.

ApplegumKitchen Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 10:48am
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The wheel from your kids LEGO makes a fantastic "zipper impression"

Ventilator tube ( have to find a nurse/doctor friend to grab it for you icon_smile.gif - don't take it off granny in the nursing home LOL) makes a great smocking roller

The plexiglass sheeting (acrylic) that they use for the recessed fluorescent lighting - makes great grid/honeycomb like patterns.[/list]

Caths_Cakes Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 10:53am
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Ive got pots and pots full of little scrap booking stamps, theres a store near me that sells them DIRT cheap (there never used on scrapbooking btw lol, just sugarpaste. Ive got all different kinds, christmas themed, easter themed, halloween, they make fantastic little effects round the cake and on the board icon_smile.gif

Kims_cakes Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 11:01am
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If you have young kids at home Play-Doh has some pretty cool stuff. Oh, well, even if you don't have young kids the stuff is still cool. I heard someone say that fondant is like Play-Doh for adults.

Rylan Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 11:15am
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I don't use them but I've heard people use those texture plastic sheets that usually covers the flourecent ceiling lights.

You can also use use those screens for stitching, strainers, placements, thin textured chopping mats and much more.

jlynnw Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 12:30pm
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Originally Posted by Kims_cakes

If you have young kids at home Play-Doh has some pretty cool stuff. Oh, well, even if you don't have young kids the stuff is still cool. I heard someone say that fondant is like Play-Doh for adults.




Oh, yeah! I don't know what I am going to do when my kids are gone and I am buying playdough toys! icon_redface.gif I have an extruder from playdough that you slide a ruler on and get different shapes. I like the stars. Never been used on playdough even though they say you "can" eat the stuff. icon_confused.gif Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

ShelleyMJ Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 2:15pm
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I bought my grandson some of the "HUGE" legos. They make nice impressions, round, square.

rainbow_kisses Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 3:37pm
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i have used many strange things for effects on fondant like, the cuff of a sock to make the pattern on a christmas stocking cake. i use lots of clay impession mats that you can not get in fondant mats and i also use a lot of clay modeling tools as it is just the same as modeling fondant.i have also got a straw hat in my caking tool box to get a woven effect.and i scunch up foil to get different effects.i also like others have said use stamps and scrapbooking bits that have only been used on fondant.

grandmom Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 3:57pm
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I used Press N Seal to get a leathery "hide" effect. And I used a strainer to get a segmented spider eye.

tonimarie Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 4:11pm
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I have used a lot of my daughter's play kitchen stuff for impressions, alot of the utensils cups, etc have a raised design that works really well for fondant. plus the fake food lot of times has neat designs on them icon_smile.gif

jardot22 Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 4:17pm
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Originally Posted by tonimarie

I have used a lot of my daughter's play kitchen stuff for impressions, alot of the utensils cups, etc have a raised design that works really well for fondant. plus the fake food lot of times has neat designs on them icon_smile.gif


Totally agree - my daughter has little fake pieces of lettuce - that thing makes an awesome veiner LOL.

mgwebb68 Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 6:28pm
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I needed wood-grain so I rolled out my fondant, covered it in saran wrap, took it outside, put it up on the fence and rolled over it a couple of times, worked perfect. My DH watched me the whole time, puzzled look on his face, when I came back inside and unwrapped it, he came over looked at it and just shook his head.

__Jamie__ Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 6:29pm
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Originally Posted by mgwebb68

I needed wood-grain so I rolled out my fondant, covered it in saran wrap, took it outside, put it up on the fence and rolled over it a couple of times, worked perfect. My DH watched me the whole time, puzzled look on his face, when I came back inside and unwrapped it, he came over looked at it and just shook his head.




That's cool!

tatorchip Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 4:08am
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bump

KristyCakes Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 8:35pm
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I use a strip of the plastic sheeting you adhere to the clear glass panes around your front door to make them less see-through.

keflyn Posted 18 Oct 2009 , 3:56am
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whiskers is amazing....it's my little whisk with the egg that stands up for a handle, I'm currently using him to drape fondant ghosts over

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