Faux Burlap

Decorating By denderle Updated 5 Jan 2015 , 8:56pm by rychevamp

denderle Posted 3 Jan 2015 , 5:31pm
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AI have a wedding cake to do in July and they want burlap around the tiers. Has anyone used the faux burlap ribbon in place of "real" burlap? I just wondered if it "sheds" like real burlap or not? Thanks in advance for your help!!

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costumeczar Posted 3 Jan 2015 , 7:39pm
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You can make it using fondant or gumpaste and shred the edges. There's a clay impression mat that they sell in the craft stores now that has a burlap texture on it. I'd do that before using real burlap anything on a cake, they're all fairly shreddy.

rychevamp Posted 3 Jan 2015 , 8:39pm
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AThere's also a new burlap mat to be used with sugar dress or cake lace. Can't remember where I saw it though. If I do, I'll post a link.

CindiM Posted 3 Jan 2015 , 8:51pm
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I use a "burlap looking" ribbon, I found at Walmart.  It looks great, with none of the problems. 

CindiM Posted 3 Jan 2015 , 9:48pm
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I added a cake in my pictures (round wedding cakes)  with the burlap type ribbon I got at Walmart.  It worked great.

costumeczar Posted 3 Jan 2015 , 10:38pm
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Just a rhetorical question as an aside...Why do people want to put a fabric like burlap on a cake to begin with? It's rough, stinky, and it sheds. I don't get it and I never will, unless it's done for an art project about mental tension. But that just gave me a good idea about an art project :)

bikemom3 Posted 3 Jan 2015 , 11:45pm
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julia1812 Posted 4 Jan 2015 , 4:22am
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Original message sent by costumeczar

Just a rhetorical question as an aside...Why do people want to put a fabric like burlap on a cake to begin with? It's rough, stinky, and it sheds. I don't get it and I never will, unless it's done for an art project about mental tension. But that just gave me a good idea about an art project :)

Exactly my thoughts! Yikes

-K8memphis Posted 4 Jan 2015 , 12:06pm
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Ayes the burlap and feathers and rhinestones and formaldehyde treated flowers etc should go on the table not on the food even if it is a wedding cake

JanDunlevy Posted 4 Jan 2015 , 1:36pm
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ASugar Veil also makes a burlap mat. Works great if you dust it with cocoa powder first and then apply the Sugar Veil or Cake Lace. Comes out to look like the real thing!

JWinslow Posted 4 Jan 2015 , 3:29pm
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Sugar Delites has the Burlap mat.  Bikemom3 posted it :)

http://www.sugardelites.com/Burlap-Hessian-Lace-Mat_p_2310.html

Krypto Posted 4 Jan 2015 , 3:42pm
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AThe smell alone makes me gag! I don't understand why people associate burlap with cakes.

costumeczar Posted 4 Jan 2015 , 4:22pm
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Originally Posted by Krypto 

The smell alone makes me gag! I don't understand why people associate burlap with cakes.


It's for people who have never set foot in a barn in their lives who want to pretend that they have for their rustic wedding theme. I just don't get it.

Krypto Posted 4 Jan 2015 , 5:12pm
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It's for people who have never set foot in a barn in their lives who want to pretend that they have for their rustic wedding theme. I just don't get it.

Brides around here like to have pictures taken with their beautiful wedding gowns on next to horses. I personally wouldn't want horse "stuff" all over my wedding gown. :D

costumeczar Posted 4 Jan 2015 , 7:14pm
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Brides around here like to have pictures taken with their beautiful wedding gowns on next to horses. I personally wouldn't want horse "stuff" all over my wedding gown. icon_biggrin.gif

We once saw a wedding announcement in the paper that was a photo of the bride and a horse. It was odd yet extremely funny.

rychevamp Posted 5 Jan 2015 , 8:56pm
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AWilton also makes a burlap embosser, around $6. Could check Michael's with a coupon :) be even cheaper.

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