Embossing Tool Used On This Cake...

Decorating By dganna Updated 23 Oct 2014 , 10:31pm by Evoir

dganna Posted 18 Aug 2014 , 1:11am
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Golden Wedding Cake

 

Hello, everyone! I have searched for the tools used in this cake and came up empty handed.

 

I traced the cake back to CitySweets in NY City, and it is described on their website as an "embossed cake." Does anyone know of an embosser or cutter in this pattern?

 

Thank you all for your help!

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kakeladi Posted 18 Aug 2014 , 3:42am
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Maybe a heavy lace?  I mean real fabric.  Just put the lace over the fondant and roll it out.

Evoir Posted 18 Aug 2014 , 4:33am
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If all else fails, flick an email to the maker of the cake. They may be happy to help you out with the correct information.

dganna Posted 18 Aug 2014 , 2:50pm
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Thank you, Kakeladi and Evoir!

 

I think I will experiment with that idea, thanks, Kakeladi.

 

And, yes, I thought about contacting them, too, Evoir... then I got cold feet. Worst thing that can happen is they'll say, "no." But you are right-- doesn't hurt to ask. Thanks!

Jeff_Arnett Posted 18 Aug 2014 , 3:26pm
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You could easily get an effect like that using one of the spreadable lace mats (Sugarveil, Sugardress, Claire Bowman, etc.) on the market.  Once applied to the cake you would then airbrush the whole thing gold.

dganna Posted 19 Aug 2014 , 2:54am
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Thanks, Jeff! I'm doing research on those products you mentioned right now. I appreciate the help! 

vldutoit Posted 19 Aug 2014 , 10:38am
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AYou might try the inexpensive embossed plastic tablecloths. It looks similar to a design that I bought years ago for the kids table for Christmas. You could roll the fondant or gumpaste over it maybe.

dganna Posted 20 Aug 2014 , 2:38am
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AI will try that, too. SugarVeil and other similar products seem a little daunting for my skill set at this time, haha. I might do better with the tablecloth-embossing approach. Thanks, vldutoit!

JulzyCakes Posted 20 Oct 2014 , 7:15pm
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Thank you to Pinterest for making our cake decorating even more difficult. Now we have to imitate award-winning cakes! I was just asked to do this cake, but in all buttercream!!! I was thinking of piping a lace design and then doing the gold air brush over that. Any other buttercrem ideas?

MBalaska Posted 20 Oct 2014 , 9:11pm
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Originally Posted by JulzyCakes 
 

"Thank you to Pinterest for making our cake decorating even more difficult. Now we have to imitate award-winning cakes!"......

No we don't!  anymore than someone who has taken a first aid-CPR class is expected to perform surgery.  Yet many people are genuinely and positively benefited from even a small amount of basic training in emergency response.   And without being at the extreme top level of any field of endeavor, you can do great and positive things bringing joy and delight to others with your skill set in baking and decorating.

 

You can work within your knowledge and at your level, or even learn to do something new and fun, by taking inspiration from the colors, shapes, designs, and details of those cakes.

cakebaby2 Posted 20 Oct 2014 , 9:36pm
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Too true, and on a less happy note, any amateur can recreate a masterpiece by the aid of an embossed mat. 

Makes the money..the serious money, want to cut out the middle man I would imagine ?

cakebaby2 Posted 20 Oct 2014 , 9:38pm
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Originally Posted by dganna 
 

Golden Wedding Cake

 

Hello, everyone! I have searched for the tools used in this cake and came up empty handed.

 

I traced the cake back to CitySweets in NY City, and it is described on their website as an "embossed cake." Does anyone know of an embosser or cutter in this pattern?

 

Thank you all for your help!

Why copy someone else? Cant you do an original cake yourself?

jenmat Posted 20 Oct 2014 , 9:49pm
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Originally Posted by cakebaby2 
 

Why copy someone else? Cant you do an original cake yourself?

Because we are often contacted by brides who use the internet and Pinterest to find either inspiration and replication. And while we can choose to say no, there will be someone who says yes. 

cakebaby2 Posted 20 Oct 2014 , 10:25pm
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True, and its a depressing thought though.

Imagine The Pieta..go on indulge me, and some little baker is crunching up her RCT to slap some shop bought fondant on it to put on a cake pop.

Lol ..I've sickened myself lol  x

dcakes27 Posted 20 Oct 2014 , 11:51pm
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How about if you use montreal confections royal icing method for embossing she has a video on her youtube channel on how to transfer an image to cookie dough and she also uses that technique to make a fondant owl cupcake topper. Hope that helps

dganna Posted 21 Oct 2014 , 2:30am
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Original message sent by cakebaby2

Why copy someone else? Cant you do an original cake yourself?

Cakebaby2... It was not my intent to copy this cake design. My query was directed towards obtaining the embosser or cutter used to achieve the pattern, for another project.

dganna Posted 21 Oct 2014 , 2:36am
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Original message sent by dcakes27

How about if you use montreal confections royal icing method for embossing she has a video on her youtube channel on how to transfer an image to cookie dough and she also uses that technique to make a fondant owl cupcake topper. Hope that helps

Thank you, dcakes27. I am subscribed to Montreal Confections' Youtube channel butI haven't tuned in for quite a while. I will have to check out the video you've suggested. Thank so much! :)

Evoir Posted 23 Oct 2014 , 10:31pm
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Just looking at the original cake again. You may be able to achieve similar results buy using a variety of Patchwork cutters, which come in many patterns of flowers and swirls etc...it doesn't look so much to be a repeated pattern, more of a random application of these swirls and flowers. In any case, if I am wrong, I thing it would give the same effect, given that you want that busy design that you will overpaint in gold (or apply gold leaf to).

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