How Do I Get This Texture ????

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Thesweettalk Posted 16 Sep 2012 , 6:23pm
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I have been asked to make this Camera Cake (See link) . I can tell already, its going to be quite a challenge. Fingers crossed icon_smile.gif But I cant for the life of me figure out how to get this grainy dotted texture that's on the camera. Any ideas, tips ????

http://www.cosmonet.org/camera/rollei35c_fb.jpg

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Rakhi

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nicunurse Posted 16 Sep 2012 , 6:51pm
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Not totally sure if this will work, but maybe that rolled shelf liner that is non-skid. icon_smile.gif

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Thesweettalk Posted 16 Sep 2012 , 8:02pm
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Thanks nicunurse icon_smile.gif Ill try that. Saw your pics. Gorgeous flawless work !!!

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debidehm Posted 16 Sep 2012 , 8:20pm
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Maybe taking a potato scrub brush and pouncing it up and down on your fondant, then rolling over it slightly with your rolling pin? Not sure that will work, but who knows?! icon_biggrin.gif

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dantherex Posted 16 Sep 2012 , 8:34pm
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We used to use the plastic covers on the industrial florescent lights (like in offices and kitchens) to give marzipan oranges their texture. It seems the texture is the same as that camera texture. Give it a try!

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cakincrazy Posted 16 Sep 2012 , 9:04pm
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you could try a mini sifter. It should be close to the texture I think?

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milkmaid42 Posted 16 Sep 2012 , 10:04pm
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I vote for the florescent light covers. I purchased one at the hardware store for just that effect. My problem is that I had to buy a huge sheet. Wish I could give you half of it!

Jan

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milkmaid42 Posted 16 Sep 2012 , 10:05pm
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I vote for the florescent light covers. I purchased one at the hardware store for just that effect. My problem is that I had to buy a huge sheet. Wish I could give you half of it!

Jan

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shanter Posted 17 Sep 2012 , 4:10am
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Pearl123 Posted 17 Sep 2012 , 8:31am
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I've also seen them use poppy seeds - kinda gives you that grainy texture (almost like a tarmac road if I look at it closely). brush your fondant with water and press the poppy seeds in lightly.

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freakymama23 Posted 17 Sep 2012 , 8:55am
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Maybe place some clingfilm over the surface and lightly press some heavy grade sand paper against it?

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bikemom3 Posted 17 Sep 2012 , 11:13am
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i would try to use some tulle fabric....

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Tiffany0481 Posted 17 Sep 2012 , 11:34am
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I have a small impression mat that is supposed to look like sand and it has this exact texture. I believe I bought it in a pack of 4 at a local Michaels or AC Moore in the clay section, but I am not 100% positive. Good luck!

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robinmarie Posted 17 Sep 2012 , 12:12pm
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I have used a new green scotch pad to get that texture before. It worked pretty good

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Thesweettalk Posted 17 Sep 2012 , 7:26pm
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Wow !!! Thanks guys for so many wonderful ideas !!!! that is so helpful. I'll try them all n let u know what works best icon_smile.gif

U guys awesome thumbs_up.gif

Thanks
Rakhi

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Thesweettalk Posted 7 Oct 2012 , 3:23pm
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Hi all icon_smile.gif

This is how my camera finally looked like

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2414888/rolleiflex-camera-grooms-cake

Thanks everyone for your help. I finally ended using the nonslip shelf liner.

Thanks again icon_smile.gif
Rakhi
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SammieB Posted 7 Oct 2012 , 4:42pm
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Great job, it looks fantastic!

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Thesweettalk Posted 8 Oct 2012 , 4:43pm
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Thanks SammieB icon_smile.gif

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julz417 Posted 8 Oct 2012 , 7:32pm
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Outstanding!!!! icon_smile.gif

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Thesweettalk Posted 10 Oct 2012 , 4:34pm
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Thanks Julz417 icon_smile.gif

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