Imprint On Fondant

Decorating By twinmomgirl Updated 20 Oct 2009 , 9:42pm by Katzmeow88

twinmomgirl Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 10:04pm
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Do you do the imprint before you put the fondant on the cake or after you put the fondant on the cake. If it's after how you smooth your fondant?

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twinmomgirl Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 12:30am
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There is the pattern I try to apply on my cake. Can you tell me if I need to do it before or after putting the fondant on the cake. Please help me

Rylan Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 12:36am
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It can actually be done both ways. You will just have to be careful lifting it and putting it on your cake because it might strech and distort the pattern. As for smoothing, I'm not sure how you would be able to do it.

Loucinda Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 4:11pm
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I would do that pattern before putting it one the cake - with that much detail, you have to be sure to use enought pressure to get it all the same. I don't think that would be easy to do if it were already on the cake, IMO. As Rylan says though, be careful when picking it up so you don't distort it.

twinmomgirl Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 10:10pm
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Here is the cake. I did the pattern before I applied it on the cake. I think it's look great for my first imprint fondant cake. .
How much would you have charge for a 8" square cake like this?

tatorchip Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 11:25pm
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beautiful cake looks like you got the imprint just perfect great job

calynmom Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 11:45pm
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It's absolutely beautiful.

niccicola Posted 18 Oct 2009 , 10:58pm
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An 8" square serves 20 (according to Wilton's Party Chart)

I charge $4 per serving for 2 layer cakes (4" tall), so my total is $80

Adevag Posted 18 Oct 2009 , 11:09pm
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It looks very beautiful. I would charge (not that I have a business) the $/slice mentioned plus the hourly pay for the work of the shoes you made. How much did you charge?

cylstrial Posted 19 Oct 2009 , 11:18am
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It turned out GREAT!!

Katzmeow88 Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 9:42pm
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I have been working with fondant for some time, but am trying something new now. I am not sure whether to imprint it before or after. I am doing an imprint of a diamond pattern as if from a pillow. I am doing it on a three tierred kake. Afraid it will stretch and the design isn't going to look the same on all sides.

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