I'm with raystreats...I just tried this technique on Saturday and it so did not work for me. I traced the outline of what I wanted and lightly but firmly pressed my design onto the cake (the top of an 8" round). Maybe a little line here and there, but nowhere near helpful enough. Maybe some Crisco first? I'm not sure, I'm interested to see what the OP has to say about her prep space, as it turned out so lovely!