"linen" Impression Mat?

Decorating By CaksterSweets Updated 5 Jun 2015 , 11:17pm by MBalaska

CaksterSweets Posted 5 Jun 2015 , 4:16pm
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Hi all!

This is my first time posting on this site! Could anyone help me in trying to find the impression mat the cake artist used on the bottom two tiers of this cake?! It's a bit difficult to see...but the impressions are definitely there. Surely, they did use a mat, right?

Thanks in advance!


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DeliciousDesserts Posted 5 Jun 2015 , 4:43pm
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It looks like they used the "burlap" impression mat for that.  However, that doesn't look like linen to me.  In order to get a true linen look, I used the veiner tool.  It took forever!    http://www.verydeliciousdesserts.com/#!Gold Linen/zoom/c1w0q/image_uof   This is a close up


CaksterSweets Posted 5 Jun 2015 , 5:37pm
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Gorgeous cake(s)! I can imagine that would have taken forever; however, it looks amazing!

Aha! Burlap, of course! All I seem to be finding as far as burlap impression mats is the Wilton burlap pattern roller...I wouldn't think that would work as well, would it?

Thanks so much for your help!

Gorgeous cake(s)!!! I can imagine that would have taken forever; however, it is amazing!

AHA! Burlap, of course! Excuse me while I search for a BURLAP impression mat!

Thank you so much!
Read more at http://www.cakecentral.com/forum/t/822141/linen-impression-mat#post_7625096#Up8S4Yl4KsOjom1Q.99

canacake Posted 5 Jun 2015 , 10:15pm
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I have used it twice, once for the quilt cake and once for the hat cake. I find you do have to press firmly. 


canacake Posted 5 Jun 2015 , 10:16pm
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Sorry, I should have specified I used the roller, not a mat. 

DeliciousDesserts Posted 5 Jun 2015 , 10:49pm
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Sadly, I have no idea where to get one.  It was just the first thought that came to mind.  Then, I googled "burlap impression mat" and sure enough, it looked exactly like that.  However; now that I am investigating, those are sugarviel mats.  I can't really say for certain what they used.  I can say it looks just like the burlap mats.

Any chance you can find the artist?  Maybe google the image and see who created it.  You never know....they may have found something crazy unique to use.  

I once used real gingham to make a gingham cake.  I put it right on top of the fondant and smoothed it.  That's actually what gave me the idea for the linen cake.  FYI, linen is too smooth to leave a good impression.  Learned that the hard way!

MBalaska Posted 5 Jun 2015 , 11:17pm
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Here's a silicone 'burlap' impression mat 


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