Using Impression Mat On Buttercream??

Decorating By gourmetsharon Updated 25 Jan 2010 , 9:00am by FleurDeCake

gourmetsharon Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 11:16am
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Any helpful tips?

I'm using the cobblestone one on the sides of a castle cake.

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JGMB Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 11:55am
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Just make sure your buttercream is nice and crusted before attempting this, or you'll have a sticky mess! Also, my impression mat came with instructions to use a small roller, similar to the one for wallpaper seams, to roll it evenly across the impression mat. HTH!

pattycakesnj Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 11:59am
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agree with above post, make sure it is well crusted or it will be a disaster (I speak from experience)

FleurDeCake Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 12:07pm
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you can use a paper towel, such as viva ,between the impression mat and the cake ,apply pressure to make sure you get a good impression, the paper towel will keep the mat from sticking to the BC .HTH

pattycakesnj Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 12:12pm
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great idea cakemeasurprise

vickymacd Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 1:01pm
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Yes, I can vouch for the sticky mess too.

But truthfully, I can't imagine using the Viva between it.
I understand using the roller.
Wouldn't you have to press even harder if using the paper towel?

If using a white buttercreme, couldn't you possibly lightly dust the mat
with either powdered sugar or corn starch? And I mean lightly.

DianeLM Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 4:22pm
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Yes, the mat can be dusted with sugar or corn starch to prevent sticking.

Make sure you wipe the mat clean after each impression.

gourmetsharon Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 5:57pm
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Thanks all for the great suggestions! Gives me a bit more confidence.

Y'all are the best!

FleurDeCake Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 9:00am
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the paper towel works you just need to use a bit more pressure than you would without and you could use the roller to apply the pressure evenly

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