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Use a Texture Sheet for Fondant to Create Amazing Cake Decorating Designs
Texture Sheet and Impression Mat Decorative Effects
Use a texture sheet to create a castle cake with stone walls and a cobblestone path leading to it, or a house cake with proper brick walls - right down to seeing the mortar lines between the bricks.
Sometimes the flawless silky smooth finish of a fondant covered cake is exactly what you want, but often the addition of a bit of texture can take that cake and lift it to the next level ~ and this is where fondant impression mats come in.
Normally made from flexible plastic type sheets these can be pressed onto fondant to provide texture and interest on the fondant.
Ranging in size from 20" mats used to imprint a large design such as the Wilton Graceful Vines designs, down to small 3 x 6" mats such as the cobblestones these texture sheets are great fun to play around with.
Large Texture Sheets
The 20" impression mats by Wilton, and the large 21" x 23" in mats by Autumn Carpenter Designs will, in one go, imprint a design into a piece of fondant large enough to cover a 12" cake.
This means you can achieve a seamless design with no need to try and line up joins as if you were fitting wallpaper.
From floral designs to brickwork the effects of these mats turn what were very good cakes into creative masterpieces.
No cake kitchen should be without one.
Small Impression Mats
Sometimes if you're only working with a small amount of fondant a much smaller impression mat is easier to use.
The effects are just as good and they are also good for getting into those hard to reach areas when putting the finishing touches to a cake.
Cookie Cutter and Impression Mat Sets
These are great for decorating cookies for special events such as weddings as the impression mats designed with the cookie in mind.
The only other way to get such intricate detail onto the cookies would be to spend hours with modelling tools, and even then it's hard to believe the results could be any better than those achieved by a few seconds with an impression mat.
With designs ranging from wedding cakes and wedding dresses to ball games and butterflies these sets provide elegant and easy decoration options for even the most inexperienced cake decorator.