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I have a bride wanting a honeycomb design on her cake sides.  I can find a smaller honeycomb impression mat but can't find a nice long strip to avoid lines between each section.  After a lot of on line investigation, someone suggested I use bubblewrap to impress the design.  Has anyone actually done this and do you press down with your hand to get the design or use a rolling pin and risk the bubble wrap popping.  OR, even better, does anyone have a source for a long impression mat in a honeycomb design (not a stencil).  Thanks much.

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sorta?

 

http://compare.ebay.com/like/221201115321?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar

 

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sorta?

 

http://compare.ebay.com/like/221201115321?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar

 

the price is right icon_biggrin.gif


Nice Find K8memphis!

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Cavities are too big (1/2"), thanks, we're getting closer but no cigar.  Hugs.

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deborahanne

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post #6 of 14

the mold is actually a bit bigger than half inch

 

lucky you i've found my long last camera and i made this nutso 'fondant' or something that never dries out--never--i don't even cover it up -- if it starts growing i'm outa here!!!

 

 

 

so this ^^^ is the mold i showed you--if you can keep it from stretching you can get six rows on--this is a 12x4 dummy--and i only got 5

 

 

 

is this closer? ish?

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post #7 of 14

the second one up there is nubbley shelf liner

 

and also consider plastic cross stitch 'fabric'--it is little squares and not hexagons but it comes in many different sizes and if you put it diagonally it really gives that 'impression' (pun intended)

 

oooh--what about the orange produce bag material?? netting???

 

and as for bubble wrap--it would not be precise enough nor small enough imo

 

hey--maybe not a cigar but how 'bout some cake scraps at least ;)

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post #8 of 14

http://www.twpinc.com/wire-mesh/TWPCAT_19/p_3_8X3_8P0160W36HEX

 

the picture cannot be to scale though

 

$10 for a 6"x6" swatch or $75 min order ouch

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post #9 of 14

I have multiple doll house flooring sheets with textures that I use all the time. You can find them at hobby shops. They even have a small selection at Hobby Lobby. I have seen a hexagon shaped floor tile that would work great if you can find it. I have seen it at Hobby Lobby before.  The sheets come in large 14" x 18" pieces! They are recessed on one side and raised on the other. So you have 2 choices! They work great. Good luck!

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Hexagon dollhouse flooring sheets on ebay for $6.99.   dollhousebytherobinsnest

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post #11 of 14

ebay has the hexegon dollhouse floor sheets for $6.95 that are 12 x18. Tried to post picture and link but it won't let me since I am new to this forum. Good luck!

post #12 of 14

one of these maybe

 

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_from=R40&rt=nc&_nkw=dollhouse+hexagon+flooring

 

wow all sizes

 

very cool, rebecca!!

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post #13 of 14

Wow you are so very helpful.  The first picture you posted of the honeycomb is exactly what I am looking for.  Did that come from the mold you got on ebay the link you posted?

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Wow you are so very helpful.  The first picture you posted of the honeycomb is exactly what I am looking for.  Did that come from the mold you got on ebay the link you posted?

 

 

thank you, ericah--the link is just to show the visual of the mold--i probably got mine at michael's or hobby lobby--if you are near any of those

 

best to you

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