Impression Mats

Decorating By mymalaika Updated 13 Jan 2011 , 3:07pm by mymalaika

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mymalaika Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 6:31am
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Every time I use an impression mat the pattern stretches and sometimes to the extent that I have to do it again. Is there any tip I can use to minimize the stretching, especially over large cake sizes?

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Nusi Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 7:37am
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most possibliy your fontant is too soft.. try using powdered sugar +corn starch for dusting instead of crisco. or try using fondant that is a little stiffer.. ohh and it might help if u dont roll the fondant too thin. thats all that comes to my mind now

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birdlady9771 Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 12:22pm
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I've found that rolling over the mat causes the stretching. I try to press down either with my hand, rolling pin, fondant smoother (whatever works) to get the imprint clear. Hope that helps.

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mymalaika Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 3:07pm
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Thanks for the help. I have been using corn starch and icing but may have the fondant too thin!

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