Bubble Wrap as a fondant design

Decorating By DeniseNH Updated 5 May 2014 , 1:03pm by -K8memphis

DeniseNH Posted 30 Mar 2013 , 1:36am
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I have a bride wanting a honeycomb design on her cake sides.  I can find a smaller honeycomb impression mat but can't find a nice long strip to avoid lines between each section.  After a lot of on line investigation, someone suggested I use bubblewrap to impress the design.  Has anyone actually done this and do you press down with your hand to get the design or use a rolling pin and risk the bubble wrap popping.  OR, even better, does anyone have a source for a long impression mat in a honeycomb design (not a stencil).  Thanks much.

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-K8memphis Posted 30 Mar 2013 , 1:39am
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Cakemommy2012 Posted 30 Mar 2013 , 1:41am
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis 





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Nice Find K8memphis!

DeniseNH Posted 30 Mar 2013 , 1:51am
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Cavities are too big (1/2"), thanks, we're getting closer but no cigar.  Hugs.

cakeyouverymuch Posted 30 Mar 2013 , 2:19am
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-K8memphis Posted 30 Mar 2013 , 2:47pm
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the mold is actually a bit bigger than half inch


lucky you i've found my long last camera and i made this nutso 'fondant' or something that never dries out--never--i don't even cover it up -- if it starts growing i'm outa here!!!




so this ^^^ is the mold i showed you--if you can keep it from stretching you can get six rows on--this is a 12x4 dummy--and i only got 5




is this closer? ish?

-K8memphis Posted 30 Mar 2013 , 3:09pm
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the second one up there is nubbley shelf liner


and also consider plastic cross stitch 'fabric'--it is little squares and not hexagons but it comes in many different sizes and if you put it diagonally it really gives that 'impression' (pun intended)


oooh--what about the orange produce bag material?? netting???


and as for bubble wrap--it would not be precise enough nor small enough imo


hey--maybe not a cigar but how 'bout some cake scraps at least ;)

-K8memphis Posted 30 Mar 2013 , 4:23pm
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the picture cannot be to scale though


$10 for a 6"x6" swatch or $75 min order ouch

rebeccascakes Posted 30 Mar 2013 , 6:30pm
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I have multiple doll house flooring sheets with textures that I use all the time. You can find them at hobby shops. They even have a small selection at Hobby Lobby. I have seen a hexagon shaped floor tile that would work great if you can find it. I have seen it at Hobby Lobby before.  The sheets come in large 14" x 18" pieces! They are recessed on one side and raised on the other. So you have 2 choices! They work great. Good luck!

rebeccascakes Posted 30 Mar 2013 , 6:52pm
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Hexagon dollhouse flooring sheets on ebay for $6.99.   dollhousebytherobinsnest


rebeccascakes Posted 30 Mar 2013 , 6:53pm
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dollhousebytherobinsnest on ebay has hexagon dollhouse flooring sheets for $6.95

rebeccascakes Posted 30 Mar 2013 , 6:56pm
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ebay has the hexegon dollhouse floor sheets for $6.95 that are 12 x18. Tried to post picture and link but it won't let me since I am new to this forum. Good luck!

-K8memphis Posted 30 Mar 2013 , 7:01pm
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one of these maybe




wow all sizes


very cool, rebecca!!

ericahawaii Posted 5 May 2014 , 1:03am
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Wow you are so very helpful.  The first picture you posted of the honeycomb is exactly what I am looking for.  Did that come from the mold you got on ebay the link you posted?

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