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post #541 of 881
CeeisforCake that's a gorgeous flower!!! Nice job! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #542 of 881
O. MY. GAWD!!! I just stumbled upon this thread and am in awe!!! This is FANTASTIC and I can't wait to order the sheets!!!
post #543 of 881
Thanks to both the Cindy's icon_wink.gif I was inspired to try it by all the wonderful chats going on in this thread, I will definitely be getting the sheets someday soon, I can't wait for the chance to try more fancy things with the gelatin!!
post #544 of 881
I'm having some trouble with the gelatin business..

What is the finished product suppose to feel like? Is it suppose to feel like paper or is it suppose to have some moisture?

I made some and I thought it turned out nice but then when I added it to the cake my fondant started melting (Was too bendable for a bow). This one was still sticky like.

All these bows and flowers look sooo very beautiful thanks for sharing!
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post #545 of 881
The gelatin should be dry -- thin and dry. You should be able to lightly bend it but bend it too much and it will snap. I've never heard of it melting fondant though... icon_confused.gif
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post #546 of 881
The gelatin results that I got must have to thick because it held it's moisture. Will it dry out complelty if left long enough?

Maybe I am doing it completely wrong but the grocery stores are making a small profit from me becuase I won't give up!
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post #547 of 881
What kind of gelatin are you using? I use something like the Great Lakes or the Knox gelatin -- that works best. You paint the gelatin onto the sheets in a thin but even layer and it will peel up (you'll hear a popping sound) as it dries. I leave them overnight. If they stick to the sheet it's not done yet.
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post #548 of 881
I'm using knox, because that's all I can find in this little town..(Keswick Ontario).
I will attempt it again this evening and hopefully come up with something a little better..

Should I be putting it on a plastic mat? I've tried a plastic impression mat, parchment paper and even a cake board...grr....I'm probably making i more complicated that it is...lol
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post #549 of 881
Sweet Renaud, I am just a little south of you, I don't know if there is one in Keswick but check any bulk barn, its way cheaper there.

I use the recipe from this thread, 1 tbsp gelatin to 2 and half tbsp of water mixed with vanilla and liquid food colouring. (I mix the food colouring and flavor into the water before i add it to the gelatin so I still use the same amount of liquid to powder ratio.)
I have never tried knox and I'm not sure what kind it is I got because I just bought what ever they had in the bulk store. Best of luck!!
post #550 of 881
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Originally Posted by SweetRenaud

I'm using knox, because that's all I can find in this little town..(Keswick Ontario).
I will attempt it again this evening and hopefully come up with something a little better..

Should I be putting it on a plastic mat? I've tried a plastic , parchment paper and even a cake board...grr....I'm probably making i more complicated that it is...lol



Di sells the plastic impression mats (in my pix see the teal butterfly cake? That's done with the butterfly mat she sells.) You can use other plastic impression mats for bows and such. Cake boards will definitely cause you a problem -- they will soak up the gelatin mixture and it won't pop away from it. I haven't tried the Silpats, but others have with various degrees of success.
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post #551 of 881
where do you get the veiners?
post #552 of 881
There's no veiners used in this application. It's gelatin which is brushed onto a mat, not gumpaste which is pressed into a veiner.
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post #553 of 881
Are they pliable once dry? Or is there a time frame in which you have to shape them? This technique is gorgeous!
post #554 of 881
They are very pliable! (I haven't been getting update notice on this thread) icon_sad.gif
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post #555 of 881
If you brush the gelatin on too thick they will be more brittle but yes, they are pliable. You trim the edges to define the shape so there's no molding or forming involved. icon_biggrin.gif
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