paperlace1 Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 10:52pm
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I am planning to enter a competition in November. I am doing a traditional english tea with the cutlery crockery and food.

 

i need to find a way of producing the texture of bread any suggestions will be most welcome.

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bct806 Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 4:10pm
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You could dry out a piece of bread in the oven and use it to make the impression.

cakeyouverymuch Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 5:02pm
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How about a synthetic sponge? 

jennicake Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 8:13pm
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a very fine grater pressed into the fondant?

paperlace1 Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 10:26am
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this was the first thing i tried. the dried bread just broke up leaving the crumbs embedded in the paste. i then tried making a mold from it that did not work either.

 

so it is a case of try each suggestion till i get one that works icon_rolleyes.gif

paperlace1 Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 10:29am
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i have tried greater  too but the pattern is too even - but thinking about it i could try a nutmeg grater 

paperlace1 Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 10:31am
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How about a synthetic sponge? 

tried this but the sponge is too soft- i wonder if making a mold of it would work

paperlace1 Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 10:32am
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please keep the suggestions coming i will try all of them thanksicon_biggrin.gif

Smckinney07 Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 11:02am
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Ahttp://www.yumacouturecakes.org/2012_05_01_archive.html

She has an excellent 'sandwich' on the link above, she's also a CC member AZ Couture I think is her name on here, I'd ask her for some suggestions.

You could carve a cake with whole grain to get your slice and wrap it in brown fondant. Or make a mold and poke a few holes in your 'bread' as well as wrapping in brown fondant. They also sell all sorts of molds, I imagine they have impression mats also.

It depends a lot on the type of bread you want to make as well as the size.

Smckinney07 Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 11:16am

AOk perhaps I'm reaching here, but I'm a bit sleep deprived. Do you remember those stores kids play with, they have little kitchens with food that they can cook? They have bread slices, you could use that to make a mold with.

as you wish Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 12:10pm

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tried this but the sponge is too soft- i wonder if making a mold of it would work

I think cellulose sponges are quite hard when dry; you could try that. :)

cakeyouverymuch Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 1:49pm
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tried this but the sponge is too soft- i wonder if making a mold of it would work

 

Then you need to find a sponge that is really hard until it is wet.  When dry it should be hard enough to make an impression on fondant or gumpaste.  You'll have to check out the hardware store for that.  You'll also have to apply alot of pressure to get the impression.

jennicake Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 3:03pm

I'm probably pushing it a bit here, but... once the fondant has dried a bit, press some coarse sugar into it (to embed texture) then brush the sugar off.  That might work, but the fondant would have to be dry enough that the sugar doesn't stick to it.

bct806 Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 3:57pm
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http://www.yumacouturecakes.org/2012_05_01_archive.html

She has an excellent 'sandwich' on the link above, she's also a CC member AZ Couture I think is her name on here, I'd ask her for some suggestions.

You could carve a cake with whole grain to get your slice and wrap it in brown fondant. Or make a mold and poke a few holes in your 'bread' as well as wrapping in brown fondant. They also sell all sorts of molds, I imagine they have impression mats also.

It depends a lot on the type of bread you want to make as well as the size.

It is a slice of banana cake. No fondant or frosting on top. 

bct806 Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 4:00pm
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Ok perhaps I'm reaching here, but I'm a bit sleep deprived. Do you remember those stores kids play with, they have little kitchens with food that they can cook? They have bread slices, you could use that to make a mold with.

That would work if you can find one that has the texture to it. Most of the kid kitchens I have seen and played with (teacher and babysitter so that is a lot) have smooth tops on them. You may get lucky and find one of the few that don't though. Toys R Us sells just the food so you may get lucky.

paperlace1 Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 4:58pm
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It is a slice of banana cake. No fondant or frosting on top. 

thanks for this just had a look. All i can say is WOW!

bct806 Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 5:14pm
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thanks for this just had a look. All i can say is WOW!

She did an amazing job. She always does!

Smckinney07 Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 5:17pm

ABct-I knew AZ's actual cake wasn't fondant covered but in the wee hours of my late night cyber cake surfing, I couldn't think of any cake that made that lovely texture. Thanks for letting me know it's BB! I was worried my ideas wouldn't make much sense after I posted (one of those restless nights) I had a few they were just a bit jumbled when I tried to write them ;) I couldn't remember if those plastic breads were textured at all, I did think they had some type of movement-maybe just the shading? Or perhaps I was delerious

AZCouture Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 5:40pm

It's just banana bread, no tricks or textures. :) And it was more for a joke for the bride to surprise her groom with than anything, so I would say if it were really something intended for service, and would be sitting uncovered for awhile, I'd brush it with syrup to keep it from drying out too bad.

AZCouture Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 5:42pm

Sorry, cake not bread.

Smckinney07 Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 6:08pm

AIt's very cool! I love the details you put into your cakes! I read your blog and it popped into my head when I read this post. Hope you don't mind I linked your pic to it

paperlace1 Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 7:13pm
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Sorry, cake not bread.

if you had to produce bread texture in paste how would you do it?

as you wish Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 7:26pm

A[VIDEO][/VIDEO]It just occurred to me that I have a small impression mat that is sand texture. It would probably work for bread. It is by Makin's and is made for use with clay. I got it from Golda's Kitchen.

Here is the set it is with at Golda's Kitchen: http://www.goldaskitchen.com/merchant.ihtml?pid=5141&step=4

paperlace1 Posted 13 Jul 2013 , 6:03am
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It just occurred to me that I have a small impression mat that is sand texture. It would probably work for bread. It is by Makin's and is made for use with clay. I got it from Golda's Kitchen.

Here is the set it is with at Golda's Kitchen: http://www.goldaskitchen.com/merchant.ihtml?pid=5141&step=4

this is brillient and i have found a UK suplier. thanks everyone for your help

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