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post #1 of 36
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Hi all,

I thought starting a discussion on this might get the creative juices flowing, and might be helpful to everyone. I wish we could buy every mold and texture mat out there we find.... but as we know that gets pricey!!! icon_sad.gif

I'm hoping to come up with some neat ideas for ways to make our own textures & imprints. You know, "New uses for old things". Where/ what are some of the most unique places & items you have found for making your own textures & imprints in fondant?


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post #2 of 36
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Any ideas?
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post #3 of 36
I can't think of anything unusual, just stuff like cookie cutters etc.
post #4 of 36
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I started a little research and here is a neat video for clay work, but the principles still apply!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Plkz3OPqUcI
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post #5 of 36
I have no idea if this is food safe and I have not tried it, but I saw a tutorial for making a textured rolling pin for working with clay. Basically get a rolling pin (maybe PVC pipe would work?) and draw a design on it with a hot glue gun. Once it is cooled you can roll it over the clay to get a textured design. Perhaps there is a food-safe hot glue out there!

http://potteryblog.com/2007/11/#post-51
post #6 of 36
The idea with the PVC pipe/glue gun would work if you put waxed paper or parchment onto the fondant before rolling - that would make it food safe, right? Sounds like a fun idea to try.
post #7 of 36
cool post! I do the texture papers on the scrap book isle. the sheets are about $.25 each. For the inside of my flowers, the buttons, i usually use my mesh strainer to indent them.
post #8 of 36
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Check out fabric stores....good textured fabric impressed into the fondant, rather cool!!
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post #9 of 36
I used a plastic sheet to imprint a brick pattern on fondant--it was about 15" x 12" and very flexible, & it was supposed to be for dollhouses, to make brick walls. Turned out great! I also have a similar sheet that's supposed to be a mini-embossed tin ceiling for dollhouses, but it makes a pretty pattern on fondant, too.

I've used embossing sheets that are marketed for working with paper to imprint on fondant, too. I believe they're made of some kind of vinyl or plastic, very similar to the ones marketed specifically for cakes.
post #10 of 36
I've used my metal meat tenderizer and a zester (for small pieces). I'm always experimenting with kitchen utensils.

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post #11 of 36
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Originally Posted by SugarplumYum

I used a plastic sheet to imprint a brick pattern on fondant--it was about 15" x 12" and very flexible, & it was supposed to be for dollhouses, to make brick walls. Turned out great! I also have a similar sheet that's supposed to be a mini-embossed tin ceiling for dollhouses, but it makes a pretty pattern on fondant, too.

I've used embossing sheets that are marketed for working with paper to imprint on fondant, too. I believe they're made of some kind of vinyl or plastic, very similar to the ones marketed specifically for cakes.



doll house stuff, i would have never thought to check for stuff there! nice!
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post #12 of 36
play dough tools, textured wallpaper. I bought a footstool for my son with the cutest rubber non-slip mat on it, it had dragonflys, frogs, flowers, so cute! And an excellent embossing mat icon_wink.gif
post #13 of 36
clay tools!!! they have lots of embossers and even molds
post #14 of 36
I bought a zipper from the fabric store to make an impression for a zipper on a cake. Everyone kept commenting on how real it looked.
post #15 of 36
some vegetables come in an expandable mesh bag. garlic is a good one. this can be cut open at both ends and slipped over a rolling pin. its a great way to make fish or snake scaly skin texture for shoes, bags etc.
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