Avoid Impression Mat Imprint From Stretching Or Rubbed Out?

Decorating By cakesrock Updated 25 Mar 2011 , 11:12pm by Renaejrk

cakesrock Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 2:29pm
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I want to use an impression mat imprint to cover an Easter egg shaped cake. Whenever I put the fondant on the cake, the design stetches or gets rubbed out (can barely see it) in the smoothing process. Is there a way I can do this and avoid this happening? It will ruin my cake!
TIA

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TexasSugar Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 6:05pm
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Use a piece of soft foam, (like the pink foam from the wilton's flower stuff) when smoothing. It will allow you to press and smooth, but won't smoosh out the design.

cakesrock Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 7:02pm
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

Use a piece of soft foam, (like the pink foam from the wilton's flower stuff) when smoothing. It will allow you to press and smooth, but won't smoosh out the design.




Thanks - excellent idea!

Renaejrk Posted 25 Mar 2011 , 11:12pm
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I have seen some decorators do the impressions after the fondant is on the cake - you just be able to have counter-pressure on the other side if you are doing sides, etc.

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