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How do I get this texture ????

post #1 of 20
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Hi All icon_smile.gif

I have been asked to make this Camera Cake (See link) . I can tell already, its going to be quite a challenge. Fingers crossed icon_smile.gif But I cant for the life of me figure out how to get this grainy dotted texture that's on the camera. Any ideas, tips ????

http://www.cosmonet.org/camera/rollei35c_fb.jpg

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Rakhi
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post #2 of 20
Not totally sure if this will work, but maybe that rolled shelf liner that is non-skid. icon_smile.gif
post #3 of 20
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Thanks nicunurse icon_smile.gif Ill try that. Saw your pics. Gorgeous flawless work !!!
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post #4 of 20
Maybe taking a potato scrub brush and pouncing it up and down on your fondant, then rolling over it slightly with your rolling pin? Not sure that will work, but who knows?! icon_biggrin.gif
post #5 of 20
We used to use the plastic covers on the industrial florescent lights (like in offices and kitchens) to give marzipan oranges their texture. It seems the texture is the same as that camera texture. Give it a try!
post #6 of 20
you could try a mini sifter. It should be close to the texture I think?
post #7 of 20
I vote for the florescent light covers. I purchased one at the hardware store for just that effect. My problem is that I had to buy a huge sheet. Wish I could give you half of it!

Jan
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post #8 of 20
I vote for the florescent light covers. I purchased one at the hardware store for just that effect. My problem is that I had to buy a huge sheet. Wish I could give you half of it!

Jan
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles on it.

Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby.
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post #9 of 20

There. Their. They're not the same.

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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There. Their. They're not the same.

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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post #10 of 20
I've also seen them use poppy seeds - kinda gives you that grainy texture (almost like a tarmac road if I look at it closely). brush your fondant with water and press the poppy seeds in lightly.
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post #11 of 20
Maybe place some clingfilm over the surface and lightly press some heavy grade sand paper against it?
post #12 of 20
i would try to use some tulle fabric....
post #13 of 20
I have a small impression mat that is supposed to look like sand and it has this exact texture. I believe I bought it in a pack of 4 at a local Michaels or AC Moore in the clay section, but I am not 100% positive. Good luck!
post #14 of 20
I have used a new green scotch pad to get that texture before. It worked pretty good
post #15 of 20
Thread Starter 
Wow !!! Thanks guys for so many wonderful ideas !!!! that is so helpful. I'll try them all n let u know what works best icon_smile.gif

U guys awesome thumbs_up.gif

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