What Created This Texture??

Decorating By Cakepro Updated 7 Oct 2011 , 11:53pm by LovelyCreations

Cakepro Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 5:14pm
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Anyone have a clue as to what mat or impression roller created the texture on the fondant?

A client wants to order this cake and I have been to a bunch of cake supply sites looking for this texture but can't find it. I also don't know the source of the photo. icon_sad.gif

Thanks!

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Lenette Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 5:40pm
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My guess is one of those fluorescent light covers... Love to see what others think, that's a beautiful cake!

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BizCoCos Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 5:46pm
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a famous cake designer uses the fluorescent light cover for a similar design, RBI, maybe, barring that u can go to your home depot/loews type store and get a wire mesh with this design. i've used the oddest thing to get designs. you get very creative on a budget

Cakepro Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 5:50pm
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That's a great thought, but if you notice on the cake (especially on the cake board), it's not an impression made by pressing the outward dots on the fluorescent fixture cover into the fondant, creating a recession...the dots on the fondant are poking out, so whatever was pushed onto that fondant had to have round indentions/cavities in it.

carmijok Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 6:00pm
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At the bakery I worked for several years ago, we had to come up with this same texture. Never could find an impression roller or mat like it ANYWHERE! And then I thought, 'you know that sure looks like that mesh rubber drawer liner that we used as grippy pads to put underneath our cakes when transporting.' So, one of the decorators physically got on top of the table and with fondant underneath and the pad on top she rolled a long section. It worked great. But she pressed very hard and had to keep that same pressure all along the length of the fondant so that it was even. (I would include a picture of the cake we did it for, but I can't attach a photo on these forums and I don't want to put it in my gallery since it wasn't my cake. )

carolinagirlcakes Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 7:00pm
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Originally Posted by carmijok

At the bakery I worked for several years ago, we had to come up with this same texture. Never could find an impression roller or mat like it ANYWHERE! And then I thought, 'you know that sure looks like that mesh rubber drawer liner that we used as grippy pads to put underneath our cakes when transporting.' So, one of the decorators physically got on top of the table and with fondant underneath and the pad on top she rolled a long section. It worked great. But she pressed very hard and had to keep that same pressure all along the length of the fondant so that it was even. (I would include a picture of the cake we did it for, but I can't attach a photo on these forums and I don't want to put it in my gallery since it wasn't my cake. )




You can use tinypic.com to add pictures to your post. It is really easy... just go to that website and upload your image. Once that is complete it will take you to a page with different "share this image" codes... copy the IMG code and paste into your post. Viola your picture should apear!

carmijok Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 10:00pm
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Originally Posted by carolinagirlcakes

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Originally Posted by carmijok

At the bakery I worked for several years ago, we had to come up with this same texture. Never could find an impression roller or mat like it ANYWHERE! And then I thought, 'you know that sure looks like that mesh rubber drawer liner that we used as grippy pads to put underneath our cakes when transporting.' So, one of the decorators physically got on top of the table and with fondant underneath and the pad on top she rolled a long section. It worked great. But she pressed very hard and had to keep that same pressure all along the length of the fondant so that it was even. (I would include a picture of the cake we did it for, but I can't attach a photo on these forums and I don't want to put it in my gallery since it wasn't my cake. )



You can use tinypic.com to add pictures to your post. It is really easy... just go to that website and upload your image. Once that is complete it will take you to a page with different "share this image" codes... copy the IMG code and paste into your post. Viola your picture should apear!





OK, I'm going to try it:

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carmijok Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 10:00pm
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Gosh, think the picture is big enough?

lilmissbakesalot Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 10:06pm
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I think it's a RVO mat... let me look and see if I can find it.

artscallion Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 10:18pm
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Something like wire mesh would make diamonds that stand out.

All4Show Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 10:33pm
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C a l j a v a .com has something in their 900 lace series. It's #905 and looks like it might be what you are looking for. It would be food safe at least.

carolinagirlcakes Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 11:31pm
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[/quote]OK, I'm going to try it:[/quote]

You can edit the size of the picture... just play around with tinypic.com

LovelyCreations Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 11:53pm
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It looks to me like a fluorescent light cover.

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