Impression Mat On Buttercream?

Decorating By Tink1016 Updated 4 Oct 2010 , 3:59pm by Tink1016

Tink1016 Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 3:12pm
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Can I do this? I have a sheet cake to do and would prefer not to cover it in fondant but wanted to be able to use my birthday impression mat.

Has anyone ever tried? Did it work? Any secrets or tips?

I was planning on filling in the impression areas with different colored buttercream.

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sweettreat101 Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 3:38pm
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Yes you can use an impression mat as long as you use a crusting butter cream. I usually just use a printer paper towel to imprint patterns.

tonedna Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 3:55pm
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I actually prefer using the mat on top of buttercream more than fondant. But it needs to be crusting buttercream.
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Rose_N_Crantz Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 3:59pm
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Is it the Wilton mat? Might be a little difficult, as it's huge and floppy, but can be done. I have a small diamond impression mat that I got from gsa. It's a stiff piece of plastic and it's a breeze to use.

Perhaps, if you're not too attached to the Wilton mat, you could just cut it up into smaller, easier to manage squares.

Tink1016 Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 3:59pm
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Great! Thank you guys so much!

It seemed like it was possible but I just wanted to make sure!

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