Snowflake Impression On Fondant?

Decorating By Loucinda Updated 9 Dec 2009 , 1:55am by MORSELSBYMARK

Loucinda Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 2:11am
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I am looking for some help with this.....I want to make a snowflake impression on a fondant cake - what would be the best tool to do this? (I am looking for something to dust with luster dust first, so it just makes a light impression of a snowflake - and is sparkly) I saw a cake picture recently that has something like this, but after doing the advanced google search, I am obviously computer illiterate, since NOTHING comes up. icon_redface.gif

I am looking at the patchwork cutters and the PME plunger ones, if anyone has done this, I would appreciate some input!

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__Jamie__ Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 2:51am
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Maybe a rubber stamp, lightly coated in crisco, to a., make a barrier in between the rubber and fondant, and then to get the dust to stick?

BlakesCakes Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 3:13am
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Originally Posted by Loucinda

I am looking at the patchwork cutters and the PME plunger ones, if anyone has done this, I would appreciate some input!

I have both of these and I really love them. I use them to make the impression first, luster dust and/or sparkle, and then cut out a few snowflakes and put those on for some dimension. I find them very versatile and worth the money.


Loucinda Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 3:32am
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Thanks - Rae, which one of the two do you think is the best for what I am looking for? I am wanting to do this on the cake that is going to have the gumpaste poinsettias around the base of each layer. I thought it would be a pretty effect.

What do you think? Too much, or will it be a nice addition?

BlakesCakes Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 3:50am
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I think snowflakes with poinsettias will be lovely.

The patchwork cutters are the most detailed, but also the most finicky. I honestly can't get the largest one to work for cut-outs--even Nick Lodge has problems with that one--but for impressions, it's the prettiest. The middle one works great for cut-outs, as does the smallest one.

The PME plunger cutters are more geometric, but they are sooooo quick & easy for cut out. You can cut out fifty before you know it.

The ones on this cake are done with the plungers and the medium patchwork cutter.


CakesByAdriana Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 5:49am
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Available at Global Sugar Art and Goldas Kitchen also McCalls

I have a few questions ....

I used them on gum paste. I am not sure if I rolled the gum paste too thin or ..... ?

I couldn't get them to release. They break easy when dry and I couldn't get the medium or small to work. Do they work better with fondant or 50/50 mix?

Any input ... help?

I am making a snowflake cake this weekend. 3 teirs all white with white snowflakes that I will be dusting with silver luster. I've made some already but I am thinking of doing them in fondant and attaching to the cake with fresh so that I can shape them to the cake or whatever looks best.

Any suggestions , comments? Please and Thanks.

Loucinda Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 2:37pm
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Thanks Rae - that is the info I was looking for. I love them on your cake!!

A - I would use a 50/50 blend, not quite as fragile as just plain gumpaste. I haven't used the cutters yet, so I am no help there. I can't wait to see pics of your cake!

CakesByAdriana Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 3:18pm
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Thanks I will give it a try. I will post pics on the weekend.

Does anyone else have input that used the cutters?

CakesByAdriana Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 6:02am
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I have added pictures of the snowflake cake. Thanks for looking.

stickytoffeepudding Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 8:23pm
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Over here in the UK we use Mexican paste with the patchwork cutters, if the paste is too thick then the cutter will not cut Properly. Here is a link with a recipe in which Marion from Patchwork cutters uses.

As for the cutters i have all of the Snowflake cutters from Patchwork and they are brilliant for both cutting out and embossing

CakesByAdriana Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 8:26pm
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Thanks I will look into this

fat-sissy Posted 8 Dec 2009 , 1:30am
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I just got a set of the plunger cutters for snowflakes. Does anyone have any tips? Will they work well w/MMF? How thick should I roll the fondant?

Loucinda Posted 8 Dec 2009 , 2:15pm
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I ended up cutting mine out of MMF/gumpaste (50/50) - and I dipped them into disco dust as soon as they were cut for the sparkle. I had no problems with them! I greased the cutter though - just smeared some on the cutting mat and swiped the cutter through that. I love the effect it gave me for the cake I did.

here is a pic of the cake:

AverageMom Posted 8 Dec 2009 , 2:27pm
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I don't think this is what you are looking for, but...
I used a set of acrylic snowflakes to make impressions in fondant. They are about 2 inches at the widest tips. Because they are meant to hang, not bake with, the depth really was impressive. I'll look for a picture...

fat-sissy Posted 9 Dec 2009 , 1:44am
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Beautiful Loucinda. I LOVE my new cutters! They were so easy to use. I was afraid they wouldn't release well, but they did.

MORSELSBYMARK Posted 9 Dec 2009 , 1:55am
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Beautiful cake loucinda. I just ordered edna's poinsettia dvd - can wait to learn how to make em!

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