Hello, I have a cake to make next week and it will have a embossing effect on the side. The problem is the embossing is a very particular pattern. How can I make a homemade embosser? I heard that you can outline the pattern on wax paper with royal icing and let it dry and them use it to press into the cake. Does any know if this works? Does anyone have any other suggestions?? TIA
Do you mean truly Embossed, which means the raised side is facing out? If so and it's a fondant cake, you can make the design out of fondant/gumpaste and attach it to the crumb coat. The when you place your fondant over the entire cake you gently work the fondant into the groves and you have a raised pattern on the outside.
I guess it's not imbossing. What I'm looking to do is what crimpers do. Make an impression into the fondant. I have a LV cake to make and the logo needs to be pressed into the fondant rather than painted on. Any help would be greatly appreiacated.
On the pink and black cake in my photos, I took royal icing and piped it on a piece of glass (taken from a picture frame) and after the icing dried pressed that against the side of my cake to get the impression to follow when I was piping in all the lines (I have freehanding issues).
That could work for you as long as what you pipe on the glass is very clean and smooth, any lines or dots in it could show up when you press it. After you pipe it on the glass I'd take a very slightly damp brush and brush over it to smooth it out before the royal icing dries.
You can get a patterned rolling pin like these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Texture-rolling-pin-FAMOUS-BAG-DESIGNER-/300641234031
Otherwise, what about some clear acrylic stamps and a mounting block? Find a font that looks close to what you need and then you can just put the LV on the mounting block.
Excellent help, thank you!
What is an LV cake?
What is an LV cake?
Usually a cake that looks like a Louis Vuitton handbag