I'm sure there's probably some threads about this already, but I can't seem to search very well for them. I'm going to attempt a pirate ship in July, and would very much like for the sides and floor of the ship to have a wood grain look to it, I'll probably have something like 1" x 2" planks covering the sides, and possibly the same for the floor, still deciding.
I've tried looking for some impression mats or rolling pins to this effect, and I've found a few mats that seem to be too large scale for what I would like, and in all seriousness...I really would NOT like to do this effect by hand!
Any help would be great...and even better if the supplier shipped to Canada. Thanks a bunch!
Here's a smaller texture sheet...(they do ship outside the US): http://www.countrykitchensa.com/catalog/product.aspx?ShopId=38&CatId=527&SubCatId=1327&productId=637011
Honestly, I dont have an impressionmat, I just run my pointy stick that is in my fondant working tools along in the direction I need. you could also use a skishkabob skewer. and I use both brown and black to paint the fondant with.
I just used the wilton fondant cutter (the plastic one with 3 different wheels) and made sure not to go all the way thru the fondant planks that I cut:
Thanks FlourPots, I don't think I need all those mats, but I did find a different wood grain mold that I think will work well.
abra526 - I love that cake - and your planks do look wonderful, but I'm doing that on a much smaller scale, I can see how using that wheel would be good for bigger items. Thanks for the idea for future use!