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post #1 of 31
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Has anyone tried to put texture on a NFSC cookie using an impression mat?

I plan on making cookie houses (gingerbread houses but without the gingerbread, yuk) for the kids and I was thinking of using the woodgrain and brick impression mats.

I would probably want to impress the cookie first and then cut it out so that I wouldn't distort the final pieces.

Ideas?

Debbie
post #2 of 31
I don't know, but I think that would be so cute if it worked! Can't wait for some to reply and let us know, or if someone has one and can try it out.

I watched AOC where they used the brick mat on fondant for a brick building. Turned it really cute.
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post #3 of 31
Where do you get the impression mats?
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post #4 of 31
I use the impression mats on RBC all the time...they look great...I got mine at Lobby Hobby in the clay dept.
post #5 of 31
I just made basketball cookies and when the fondant was warm (right after I applied it to the hot cookie) I put a mat over it and rolled across the give the balls the little squares. I went to Michael's yesterday to see if they had any other designs but there weren't very many. Thanks for the impression-mat ideas...never thought of that! I have some for scrapbooking that I have never used. They are by Fiskars and are about a 5 inch square but they are not flexible so I'm not sure how good they would be..... icon_rolleyes.gif
post #6 of 31
I think she just wants to impress the cookie dough itself, not fondant. Right? I bet you would have to flour the cookie dough well so that the impression mat wouldn't stick.

Where at Michael's did you find your mats, CakeDiva73?
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post #7 of 31
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Originally Posted by CakeDiva73

I just made basketball cookies and when the fondant was warm (right after I applied it to the hot cookie) I put a mat over it and rolled across the give the balls the little squares. I went to Michael's yesterday to see if they had any other designs but there weren't very many. Thanks for the impression-mat ideas...never thought of that! I have some for scrapbooking that I have never used. They are by Fiskars and are about a 5 inch square but they are not flexible so I'm not sure how good they would be..... icon_rolleyes.gif



Hey, your cookies look great!!!!! I use the RBC on mine. I looked in the clay dept. at the impression mats @ hobby lobby. Stupid me, I was thinking cakes that day instead of cookies and did not get any. hhmmmm......something to buy now!!!! icon_biggrin.gif
post #8 of 31
Springerle are impressed with a design before they are baked. However, they are also allowed to sit overnight before they are baked. The waiting period allows the surface to harden so that you don't lose the design.
post #9 of 31
I made a great impression mat out of a plastic paint pan.It had a small bubble design.I also use rolling pins and plastic or glass to impress cookie dough or the frosting.Look for the plastic stain glass items in the craft department.They make wonderful inpressions.I will be doing some eggs and a cross that I found.They are only about 25 cents each.I also use a meat pounder that has a small diamond designs on it for my drop cookies.Make tham look great and if you are sugaring the sugar falls into the design.
post #10 of 31
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Originally Posted by MichelleM77

I think she just wants to impress the cookie dough itself, not fondant. Right? I bet you would have to flour the cookie dough well so that the impression mat wouldn't stick.

Where at Michael's did you find your mats, CakeDiva73?



I'm not sure if you meant where did I find the Fiskars mat? (Beverley's crafts in the embossing/scrapbook dept.) or the mat I used to make the squares on the BB cookies (this was cheap , maybe .39 in the cross stitch/knitting dept. I am think the if we were going for a leather look, we could use a clean cloth, or if we wanted lace, get a piece at the fabric store and use that........this is my new favorite thing to do icon_smile.gif
post #11 of 31
Either one is fine. LOL!! Oh, you used plastic canvas to make the basketball texture? Never ever would have thought of that! I'll have to check out the embossing section next time I'm at the store. Never would have thought of that either. icon_smile.gif
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post #12 of 31
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Michelle is correct in that I want to impress the cookie dough itself to give the cookie texture that the kids will just add frosting decorations to.

The mats that I purchased were from Cakes by Sam. The site has both impression mats (http://www.cakesbysam.com/store/cart.php?target=category&category_id=263) and rolling pins (http://www.cakesbysam.com/store/cart.php?target=category&category_id=271). I could serious spend some money here.

Springerle look interesting but I don't know if I'm patient enough to wait overnight to let that many cookies dry . . .

LOVEME has some great ideas for finding inspiration in using other items . . . The plastic stain glass pieces are perfect. I'll have to take a look at those in the future.

Since no one else is doing exactly what I was considering, I guess I just go for it myself. I'll post pictures (good or bad) when I try.

Thanks all,
Debbie
post #13 of 31
Yeah....I think she wants to impress the dough....never tried it, but man would that look cute if it worked! They use different mats to impress gingerbread all the time so I'm not sure why it wouldn't work! If you try it, please post your results!
post #14 of 31
Thanks for the links DLJC! icon_biggrin.gif
post #15 of 31
I just bought some texture mats from Michael's. They are supposed to be used for clay, but I figure I could use them for fondant too. They are from Makins, four different textures in a pack for $4.
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