Medical Gauze For A Nurse Cake?

Decorating By dchinda Updated 19 Aug 2011 , 5:16am by gidgetdoescakes

dchinda Posted 16 Aug 2011 , 3:58pm
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I am making a nurse graduation cake for a friend & I would really like to try & make realistic medical gauze to put on the cake next to a pair of scissors. Does anyone know how to accomplish this? TIA.

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tiptop57 Posted 16 Aug 2011 , 4:41pm
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I have been thinking and thinking on your question and this is what I'd do. Roll your paste really thin the thinnest you can get it on your pasta machine. Cut it to size and width. I have a bumpy fluorescent light cover I use for texturing paste (gives it a leather feel) which I'd roll it over. Another thought is to use the Jem fabric roller in both directions and then I would dust with white petal dust to bring out the textures........anyone else got any ideas?

dchinda Posted 16 Aug 2011 , 4:50pm
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Originally Posted by tiptop57

I have been thinking and thinking on your question and this is what I'd do. Roll your paste really thin the thinnest you can get it on your pasta machine. Cut it to size and width. I have a bumpy fluorescent light cover I use for texturing paste (gives it a leather feel) which I'd roll it over. Another thought is to use the Jem fabric roller in both directions and then I would dust with white petal dust to bring out the textures........anyone else got any ideas?




Thank you for the reply. Any other ideas on what I could use to give it texture? I don't have a fabric roller & I won't have time to order one online.

SweetSuzieQ Posted 16 Aug 2011 , 4:50pm
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I wonder if you could use actually medical guaze to make the impression on super thin rolled fondant? Just don't use the cheap stuff, it would have to be good quality sterile gauze roll.

texastj Posted 16 Aug 2011 , 4:59pm
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Basket weaving the fondant in thin strips or ropes leaving small spaces between, then going over it lightly with the rolling pin to mesh everything together. I've never tried this but it's the only thing I can think of. Of course it sounds very time consuming. Now I'm curious as to what you come up with icon_rolleyes.gif

lilmissbakesalot Posted 16 Aug 2011 , 5:23pm
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A thin piece of sugar paste impressed with some screening would work. you could probably run it through the pasta roller together, but it might stick if you try to impress it too deep.

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cakesrock Posted 17 Aug 2011 , 12:37am
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If you have a new teatowel with deeper pattern grooves,that would work. I did it once on fondant for the material look on backpack straps and it worked well. Please post pics after

dchinda Posted 17 Aug 2011 , 5:05am
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Thank you for all the great ideas. Hopefully it will turn out good. I will post pics.

lilmissbakesalot Posted 17 Aug 2011 , 7:18pm
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Oooh cheese cloth would work too It's almost the same.

cabecakes Posted 17 Aug 2011 , 9:18pm
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I think the cheesecloth idea is superb. You would know it is food-safe and should create the desired impression. I would dust it with some cornstarch so it doesn't stick to your paste. Probably wouldn't hurt to dust the paste also. Any type of clean fabric with a tight weave should do the trick though. Just roll out you paste really thin and lay your fabric on your paste and lightly roll with a rolling pin. You could roll your gauze up into a roll, just like it came out of the box. Just make sure to roll with the imprinted side on the outside. lol.

dchinda Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 5:10pm
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I have never used cheesecloth before but it looks like it would work perfectly & its food safe. THANK YOU!

SHiggins Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 5:40pm
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I agree with after you make impression roll it up. I was also thinking you could you a really fine metal sifter to make the impression as well!

mommafixit Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 5:47pm
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Hobby Lobby actually has a cheese cloth mold located in the clay isle. This would probably give a more defined look. 4.99 plus 40% off this week. HTH

KSMill Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 6:44pm
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I think you could get a realistic looking gauze roll with sugar veil if you have the time to get the sugar veil.

SomethingSweetByFlo Posted 19 Aug 2011 , 4:20am
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Paper towel impression perhaps?

Please post pics!

gidgetdoescakes Posted 19 Aug 2011 , 5:16am
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you could also make the 2x2 gauze squares, using the same ideas they have given you above....some outstandingly awesome tips I might add icon_smile.gif

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