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post #91 of 881
Bakingangel - use a small paint brush, it doesn't take very much, you don't want to get the gelatin too wet or it will disintegrate!

BWB - another GREAT idea......I am just recycling my paychecks for cake stuff!!! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #92 of 881
OK...I tried the Silpat idea, and the results are mixed. My camera battery is dead, so I'm sorry I can't post pix, but they really aren't needed, so...

First...this is the first time I've tried this so I wasn't sure what to expect. Well, I need to work at it is all I can say! First of all, I didn't get the gelatin thick enough, so my strips are really thin. Surprisingly strong, but way too thin. Also, I have air bubbles in my strips. Not sure if I stirred too much, or what.

But, regarding using the Silpat, I think it's a definite possibility, but the pattern isn't very pronounced at all. It would work great just for a plain ribbon, etc. The gelatin dried and popped right up, just like you said! So, I think I'll give this another try.

BTW, how much gelatin should I use to make a bow the size of the one in your avatar, Loucinda? It seems like it takes a good bit to get enough to make a full-size bow. Gonna give it another try!
post #93 of 881
This is just so awesome!! Thanks for sharing! Your bow is amazing!!
post #94 of 881
When you all say impression matts , are these the ones we use for cake decorating?
post #95 of 881
You can use those or the ones you find in the art depts or in the clay aisle even. Anything that is flat with a texture on it and is plastic will do nicely. I prefer the clear ones though, they work best.
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post #96 of 881
BWB ..... I had just ordered about a month ago from the place we are not allowed to say on here, I got the butterflies and flowers that are flat molds but I have never seen the bows done I love these. How much do you all charge for these? Are they like fondant? Lots of questions I know. I like the bigger butterflies from the person selling here. Thanks to everyone for any help given , I love to share knowledge.
post #97 of 881
So... I just tried a small batch of this, one packet of gelatin only, and after I skimmed off the top and reheated it in the microwave, it wasn't very runny. What should the right consistency be? Should I have warmed it more? As I painted it on to the silpat it was thickening very, very quickly. Is that normal? Or is it because it might have been too thick?
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post #98 of 881
OK - for the air bubbles, let it set a while after you have skimmed the foam off. I even let it come to a solid again, and then reheat it gently (5 seconds at time) and stir gently till it is liquid. For some reason, that seems to work for me (making it, letting it turn solid then remelting)

The area of size that the mat I use for the bows is 7.5" x 9.5". I cut the strips short end, and then cut each of those in half. (some I cut in 1/3's for smaller filler bows)

I make a batch of gelatin using 12 tablespoons of water to 4 tablespoons of gelatin. I used about 1/4 of that mix for each mat (for one bow) One batch of this ratio for me makes 4 bows.

You do have to work quickly - as the gelatin will try to solidify as you are painting it on the mat. (I also have reheated it to keep it more liquid as I am painting the mat) I like putting the mat on a white towel so I can see the work that I am doing - helps you keep track of how thick - so you cn see that you are not getting it too thick.

Hope this all makes sense.
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post #99 of 881
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I think "The Cindy's" have taken care of everyone's questions from what I can see (thanks ladies!!!)

Just wanted to let ya know that we pulled a few strings (aka paid a little rush order fee... icon_cool.gif ), and had DH in helping w/ packaging this eve so I am quite happy to say that....

THE SETS ARE AGAIN IN STOCK!!! thumbs_up.gif

I actually JUST got done updating my site so there's (fingers crossed as I type this...) a shopping cart on there for the gelatin stuff now. The only glitch I ran into is the shipping - apparently paypal doesn't allow anything less than a $5 shipping/handling fee so that is going to be a little more if you pay that way vs. mailing in a check.

http://www.cakeconnection.com/gelatin.htm

I will try my best to keep up w/ answering your questions... just bear w/ me as my spare time is pretty limited right now while we're trying to get this book finished. Please just pm or email me if I miss your question!

Thanks!
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post #100 of 881
WOOHOOO!!! I just can't wait till your book is done! I know getting those sets back in stock will make a lot of folks here happy. icon_smile.gif

I am playing again today with my NEW sheets that came Saturday (thank you Diane!!!)
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post #101 of 881
So I too just can't wait for the impression mats! I used a new cutting board that had texture, orange peal like, and it worked great. The gelatin popped right off. I then took my sheet of gelatin and used a butterfly scrapbooking punch, and punched out several butterflies in seconds. It worked great. I painted the wings, and when I am ready to use them, I will clip them apart and make them a body. Fun!! I now want to try a dragon fly punch for dragonfly wings!!!
post #102 of 881
I remember back in 2000 or 2002 someone at our cake camp taught how to make sheets of gelatin and made a castle out of it (it was amazing). And I know one of our members did a whole bunch of bows, with the decorative scissors and punches, all different shapes and sizes. Amazing how many things you can do with this. I used them in the plastic balls and made domed lids.

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post #103 of 881
Wow! cool idea!
post #104 of 881
Gotta try these! One book is already sold to this caker!

Waiting and drooling!
post #105 of 881
This is really neat! Thanks for sharing this with us. They are beautiful!!!!
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