Anyone have any tricks for getting the texture that appears on a basketball?!!! Not sure if there is a mat out there that would work or some other crafty alternative. thanks in advance!!!
Well, it wouldn't be round like the bumpies on a real ball, but I use a piece of that plastic sheet for crossstitching to emboss on shoes and things that need a bumpy texture.
Maybe if you used a crusting BC and instead of smoothing it with a Viva towel, use one that had the bumps on it... I think that would work.
You can try using a piece of paper towel with similar texture. That's what I did on a BB cake I made. Worked perfectly! Just smooth over the paper towel with your hands after the BC crusts.
i forgot to mention -- cake will be covered in fondant.
ooooohhhh, okay. hmmmm.... something with bumps on it that you can press into fondant.... I'll have to think about this one but I'm sure we'll come up with something for ya!
ooh ooh I know, you can try using the foam-y shelf liner. I've used that numerous times to make bumpy impressions in fondant. I think it would be perfect!
Edited to add that there were a couple of posts regarding the use of Contact Paper in cake decorating and the potential dangers. Since this product (even though different) is sold in the same section and for the same use (shelf liner) you may want to check to see if it's food safe. I would before using it again after reading those enlightening threads. Now I'm going to keep my mouth shut!
Above post said the shelf liner stuff...I used the rubbery (obviously brand new) stuff you put under a rug to keep it from slipping..I think that is the same as what diane706 was talking about.
i used a kitchen towel for a similar kind of look, just pressed in into the fondant one it was on the cake.
I do the paper towel on the crusting buttercream it works like a charm, just let the icing dry good first and press away. I just buy the paper towel that resembles the ball at the time I'm looking.
I just did a small basketball in fondant. I used a mesh strainer to press into the ball to get the grainy texture.
LEGOS lol the top of a lego to make the impression just a thought lol
Press N Seal leaves a bumpy texture when you roll a pin over it on fondant.
A tight knit onion bag?