If you have one, where did you get it?
I have seen one on Decoratethecake.com.
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not sure where to find one, but i had to get a leather effect and used plastic wrap. I sprayed the fondat with pam, placed the plastic ontop and wrinkled it up and pressed it into the fondant with my rolling pin, then peeled the plastic off. i did that for a couple of book cakes.
I've often wonder where to get these as well!
I've tried drying out the fondant to get some 'elephant skin' going, then painting over it to get the leather look, but that's much too difficult and time consuming, not to mention kind of sloppy looking. Now, another option is Duff Goldman's texture tiles they carry at Michael's. One of them has a cool cobblestone effect and I've used it to do a black patent, croc leather finish to a fondant pocketbook and gumpaste shoes.
I used a crocodile mat that they had at country kitchen sweetart. It was a large sized sheet that only cost a couple of bucks.
Thanks everyone for your ideas. I saw the one at decoratethecake.com and I couldn't believe that some of the other places didn't have one.
Thanks cakecookie6. I love Country Kitchen and that is where I wanted to get one from. I was also looking at the alligator impression mat, but I might get all of those ones instead.
what a coincidence that this question came up...i am doing a "case" that will hold a gumpaste trombone for a graduation cake...i wonder if crumpled up aluminum foil will work....crumple, flatten out and roll ove fondant....i am going to try it in a few hrs...will let you know
Keep me posted grandmaruth. I can't wait to see how it turns out.
I would think crumpled wax paper would give you the best effect. I think the aluminum foil would be too rigid. Just my opinion
aluminum foil seemed to work!! wad it up into a ball then flatten it out...i ran the rolling pin over it several times and it still left impressions....yeaaaaaa!
I saw last night on food network challege that they used a blow torch on the fondant that created a bit of a skin on the fondant and when they moved it the fondant had little cracks and seams in it. it looked just like leather. good luck