Anyone have any ideas on how to get a leather effect on fondant for a purse cake? I thought there would be something on that in the forum but didn't see any. TIA.
In a pinch.. I have used saran wrap made into a ball and that has made an impression that worked.
Since then, I have bought the impression mats in the craft store (leather, brick, stone, paws..... )
Use that "elephant skin" to your advantage! For the cake I'm attaching, I rolled the fondant out and let it sit, manipulating it every few minutes to help the cracks form then dry dusted with lusted dust all over, then placed on the cake. I did have to go back and dry dust the places where it cracked more and you could see the white. HTH.
VLK - Thanks for that tip. I need a subtle impression on the fondant and seran wrap sounds like a great idea!
Koryak- I LOVE the leather on your bronze purse - I have to keep that in mind for texture. I haven't come across elephant skin before (I use MMF) - I need to try it out. Did you dry dust the bronze and let it dry out for a while before you "crackled" it?
Thanks again for your replies.
Koryak, Thanks for sharing. Your purse cake looks like you could walk by and pick it up.
I have a piece of vinyl with a leather look (I think it is meant to be used for a table cloth?) and use it like an impression mat, works a treat.