How Do I Use An "impression Mat On Butter Cream Frostin

Decorating By toreylynn Updated 29 Mar 2010 , 8:26pm by KHalstead

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toreylynn Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 8:44pm
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i have a wedding cake on may 15th and the bride wants all buttercream the top and bottom tiers are the diamond pattern with pearl dragees @ each meeting point.... not sure how to go about this with buttercream but i am open to ANY suggestions i saw that some people used an impression mat, some used diamond cutters, just don't want to end up with a wedding cake disaster icon_wink.gif

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Tahleigh Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 9:12pm
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I have used the diamond mat on buttercream. I just let it crust very well & then lightly used the mat. I dusted a little powdered sugar or cornstarch on the mat to keep it from sticking. Hope it works out for youicon_smile.gif

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KHalstead Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 9:16pm
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I don't even dust mine, it doesn't stick as long as your icing is crusted well!!

Here are some cakes I've done with that impression mat
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KHalstead Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 9:17pm
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by the way, the last pic there with the blue ribbon had silver dragees at the intersection and I just used tweezers to hold them and push them into the icing...easy peasy

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MORSELSBYMARK Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 11:15pm
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Sharon Zambito teaches this in her buttercream dvd. I suggest dusting the mat and using a well crusted bc.

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toreylynn Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 11:43pm
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thank you so much everyone now i just have to order the impression mat....do you have any favorites and by the way khalstead your cakes are b e u tiful i hope mine turns out half as good lol

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sweetiesbykim Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 11:51pm
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I have that DVD and it's wonderful!!! BUT, I only use SMBC, so any experience in that? I even own the impression mat, but can only use it on fondant unless I find out otherwise! TIA icon_smile.gif

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KHalstead Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 8:26pm
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you can try and refrigerate the smbc cake.......but I don't know......that stuff is so sticky!

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