Hi, Everyone I was wondering if anyone has used scrapbook stamps, like letters or flowers on their cake to make an embossed look just using the stamp and not with food coloring, and had any luck or any advise on ones to buy I am going to make a graduation cake in may and wanted to put his name and 2010 on the side of it and thought the stamps would be a nice look. If anyone has tried it can you post a pic or website.
Yes, here is the one I did.
Now mind you, I did this really quickly for a photo shoot for a banquet hall, so I maybe took 30 min from start to finish (fondant covering of dummies, stamping, and placing the silk flowers and bows). I am sure that if you took more time and greater care to control how much coloring you have on the stamp you will have better results, I just had to get it done ASAP.. LOL!
I'm thinking about doing a paris themed cake for my birthday in October I saw that you used stamps which is what I had planned. But what do I use as ink for the stamp? Gel food coloring, powder food coloring mixed with vodka etc.? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
What a great way to breathe new life into those rubber stamps that I haven't used in years. I was very particular about how they were cleaned and were stored with absolutely no ink left on them. I never thought about doing this. As for the color, Did you brush on coloring gel or what? Love this idea!!!
I've used stamps, mostly for embossed lettering. Depending on the detail & depth of the stamp, they do work well. I use them without colour, then paint colour into the impression if needed. Personally I only ever use brand new stamps that have never been used with ink. I buy the clear-type unmounted stamps rather than the ones that have been mounted onto a wooden back, because I like to be able to wash them really well.
There is a very good tutorial on how to use these stamps in the July issue of the cakepirate, an online sugarcraft magazine. It's a German one, but with an english edition as well
I'm not sure whether I am allowed to post the link?
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I've got to try this, sounds like a great idea.