DeliciousDesserts Posted 8 Apr 2013 , 8:42pm
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ALiving in the south, this was bound to happen.

Any suggestions on how to get the look of seersucker? I'm thinking tiny fondant stripes but need something or the texture.

An old CC thread recommended an impression mat, but I couldn't find any to match. I also googled images, but haven't seen a successful reproduction.

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Sparklekat6 Posted 8 Apr 2013 , 8:58pm
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I remember someone else was asking about this... 

 

see here...

 

http://cakecentral.com/t/742106/totally-stumped-on-this-one

 

It stuck in my mind because I was like, "WTH is seersucker???"

cakeyouverymuch Posted 8 Apr 2013 , 9:07pm
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Would it work to use some bubbly shelf liner as an impression mat, then "iron out" the smooth stripes with an appropriately sized ball tool?

DeliciousDesserts Posted 8 Apr 2013 , 9:09pm
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I think they were talking about using this stuff:

[URL=http://www.target.com/p/grip-shelf-liner-white-print-18x4/-/A-11172324#prodSlot=medium_1_2&term=no+skid+shelf+liner]http://www.target.com/p/grip-shelf-liner-white-print-18x4/-/A-11172324#prodSlot=medium_1_2&term=no+skid+shelf+liner[/URL]

Thanks so much. That stuff is perfect for burlap. The seersucker needs to only go one direction & ripple. Thought about using the duffle technique but the stripes need to be so thin.

Sparklekat6 Posted 8 Apr 2013 , 9:59pm
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What about taking that white out tape stuff and making rows on the shelf liner, and then rolling your fondant over the prepared shelf liner and then painting in where it stays flat?  

DeliciousDesserts Posted 8 Apr 2013 , 10:00pm
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AWow. That's an awesome idea

Sparklekat6 Posted 8 Apr 2013 , 10:31pm
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You might also be able to find super thin plastic tape at like a home depot place and that might be easier to get on there straight?  

cakeyouverymuch Posted 8 Apr 2013 , 10:42pm
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DeliciousDesserts Posted 8 Apr 2013 , 11:48pm

Thank you, CakeYouVeryMuch.  That might work for the plaid seersucker versions, but this is for a gentleman's suit which is usually just stripes:  http://www.gentlemansemporium.com/store/004148.php?gclid=CI2Tye6gvLYCFRMZnQodtUIArg

cakeyouverymuch Posted 9 Apr 2013 , 12:03am

Would the ribbing on these place mats be fine enough to use as a template?

 

http://www.amazon.com/Now-Design-Ribbed-Placemats-16490545/dp/B005HO3OZM

DeliciousDesserts Posted 9 Apr 2013 , 8:41am

AThat's really an awesome idea.

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