CrumblesConfections Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 8:55pm

I saw a Youtube video showing the use of rubber stamps on fondant. Don't know why I hadn't thought of this before. Has anyone used this technique? If so, do you like it and have any tips? And why in the world are the rubber stamps so EXPENSIVE!! I bought some at Michael's from the $1.00 bin but some of the regular priced stamps were $20 and up!! Boy, it sure does cost to have a hobby these days!


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Rosie2 Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 9:04pm

Hi so the rubber stamp are especial? you can't use a regular rubber stamp like the ones for $1.00???

CrumblesConfections Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 9:12pm
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Originally Posted by Rosie2

Hi so the rubber stamp are especial? you can't use a regular rubber stamp like the ones for $1.00???




No, you can use the $1.00 ones but I was just venting about the ones that cost so much! The $1.00 ones work just fine. I was worried if the rubber on the stamps are food safe or not.

myslady Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 9:14pm

There is a website that sells food safe rubber stamps, i think it's called sweetstamping or something to that effect.

There have been threads about it in the past, you may have to do a google search to find them though.

cakecraft Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 9:16pm

I don't think the rubber stamps made for crafting are food safe. I remember seeing a thread on this subject a while back.
However, I have used them to imprint fondant using cling wrap between the stamp and the fondant. Worked great for me.
HTH

cakesbyamber Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 9:18pm

I've used them some. I use one in particular more often it is a script "happy birthday". I just paint gel food coloring on and stamp onto the fondant.

CrumblesConfections Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 9:20pm

[quote="myslady"]There is a website that sells food safe rubber stamps, i think it's called sweetstamping or something to that effect.

Found it! Called sweetstampen.com! Thanks. I did see this thread too about the stamps. I did a search before using "rubber stamps" and nothing came up.

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-600616-stamps.html

CrumblesConfections Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 9:21pm
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Originally Posted by cakesbyamber

I've used them some. I use one in particular more often it is a script "happy birthday". I just paint gel food coloring on and stamp onto the fondant.




Awesome! I will try this. I saw on another thread that they just dip them in hot water and use the ones from the craft stores. I'll try and see what happens. Thanks!

Babs1964 Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 9:23pm

I've used rubber stamps too with success I embossed the pillows and throw on my Sofa cake with the frog & lady, its in my photos. thumbs_up.gif

myslady Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 9:26pm

I am glad you found the website and at least one thread.

I know the previous threads had some discussion about it, but it's hard to search on this site. Google is a lot better if you put cakecentral and then the topic you are searching for and it will pull up the threads.

Rosie2 Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 9:32pm
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Originally Posted by cakecraft

I have used them to imprint fondant using cling wrap between the stamp and the fondant. Worked great for me.
HTH


My goodness Cakecraft you're geniussss !! thumbs_up.gif I never thought of cling wrap!!! I have a collection of cool rubber stamps, but never used them on fondant since someone mentioned they were not food safe...ahhh, thank you!!!! thumbs_up.gif

cakes47 Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 9:37pm

Global Sugar Art (globalsugarart.com) sells stamps for cake design. icon_smile.gif

CrumblesConfections Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 9:38pm
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Originally Posted by Rosie2

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Originally Posted by cakecraft

I have used them to imprint fondant using cling wrap between the stamp and the fondant. Worked great for me.
HTH

My goodness Cakecraft you're geniussss !! thumbs_up.gif I never thought of cling wrap!!! I have a collection of cool rubber stamps, but never used them on fondant since someone mentioned they were not food safe...ahhh, thank you!!!! thumbs_up.gif




Great idea! Never would've thought of that on my own! I can't wait to try it!!!

HamSquad Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 10:01pm

The acrylic clear stamps are ok to use. I use those. They can also be found at your local craft stores.
Hamsquad

flamingobaker Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 10:10pm

The stamps from Global Sugar Art are the same brand found at craft stores, they are just the clear stamps.

I tried thinning the gel color with clear vanilla and had a bit of a difficult time, I had to wipe the stamp every other stamp or so.

I hadn't thought of painting onto the stamp itself - good idea.

If you use the saran wrap, you may lose some detail for stamping color.

sillywabbitz Posted 5 Aug 2010 , 2:18am

About a year ago, I contacted every scrapbooking company I could find who made the clear stamps that you put on those acrylic blocks to determine if they were food safe and everyone of them said they were not.

I'm glad to see that the cake industry has picked up the ideas. And I'm definately going to try using them through the cling wrap. How do you keep your cling wrap from bunching up?

cakesdivine Posted 5 Aug 2010 , 4:52am

Yes in my photos is a cake called Pink Perfection, it is done with a stamp

flamingobaker Posted 5 Aug 2010 , 6:01pm

[quote="sillywabbitz"]About a year ago, I contacted every scrapbooking company I could find who made the clear stamps that you put on those acrylic blocks to determine if they were food safe and everyone of them said they were not.

Interesting, because Inkadinkado is sold at both Global Sugar Art and craft stores!

all4cake Posted 5 Aug 2010 , 6:25pm

My entry to the Wilton 2004 Your Take On Cake included images made from rubberstamps. I rubbed them with black edible marker, stamped the image, then painted with everclear and gel paste mixture.

I would rather (for whatever reason) use a brief encounter with an (edible) inked up stamping on my cake than allow some of the other items placed on cakes that not only make significant contact, but remain there for long periods of time.

HamSquad Posted 5 Aug 2010 , 6:49pm

I love to use the clear stamps with pearl luster dust mainly to enhance my fondant covered cake boards instead of buying drum boards all the time. This gives me options. So far I have not used them directly on a cake with the exception of on my last cake, I use them on the Duff's red fondant ribbons on the borders of my BC cakes.
Hamsquad

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