I need to create a wedding cake covered with fondant that has a lace impression on it. I have seen impression mats (and have used small ones) but the bride wants an impression that covers the entire area. I thought I would be able to find one large mat (large enough for a 12" bottom tier) or a rolling pin, but none of them have that classic lace style. (flowers, leaves, on a delicate lace background). I see swirls, baroque, and filigree patterns and even fleur de lis patterns but none of them are the patterns of classic lace.
I also have these concerns:
A large mat or rolling pin would require the impression be put on the fondant BEFORE I place it on the cake. The stretching that comes as I smooth the fondant may distort the image of the lace. But I guess that is just something I have to be careful of and 'go with it'?
Also, small impression mats that I would line up and smooth onto an already fondant covered cake might leave edge marks and lines where the plastic or silicone end.
Does anyone have a suggestion or help for me? Where can I find the tools to put a lace pattern over the entire surface of the fondant? What is the best way to do this?
Thank you in advance for your help!
AIf you're embossing the fondant, I would cover your cake in fondant, smooth it to your liking then emboss/press the impression onto the fondant covered cake. I wouldn't worry too much about lining up 100%, most lace patterns are so random that the overall apearance sould still look good.
If you have a picture of what you're trying to do, post it so that we can better help you :)