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post #1 of 24
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I am planning to enter a competition in November. I am doing a traditional english tea with the cutlery crockery and food.

 

i need to find a way of producing the texture of bread any suggestions will be most welcome.

post #2 of 24

You could dry out a piece of bread in the oven and use it to make the impression.

post #3 of 24

How about a synthetic sponge? 

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post #4 of 24

a very fine grater pressed into the fondant?

post #5 of 24
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this was the first thing i tried. the dried bread just broke up leaving the crumbs embedded in the paste. i then tried making a mold from it that did not work either.

 

so it is a case of try each suggestion till i get one that works icon_rolleyes.gif

post #6 of 24
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i have tried greater  too but the pattern is too even - but thinking about it i could try a nutmeg grater 

post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by cakeyouverymuch View Post

How about a synthetic sponge? 

tried this but the sponge is too soft- i wonder if making a mold of it would work

post #8 of 24
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please keep the suggestions coming i will try all of them thanksicon_biggrin.gif

post #9 of 24
http://www.yumacouturecakes.org/2012_05_01_archive.html

She has an excellent 'sandwich' on the link above, she's also a CC member AZ Couture I think is her name on here, I'd ask her for some suggestions.

You could carve a cake with whole grain to get your slice and wrap it in brown fondant. Or make a mold and poke a few holes in your 'bread' as well as wrapping in brown fondant. They also sell all sorts of molds, I imagine they have impression mats also.

It depends a lot on the type of bread you want to make as well as the size.
post #10 of 24
Ok perhaps I'm reaching here, but I'm a bit sleep deprived. Do you remember those stores kids play with, they have little kitchens with food that they can cook? They have bread slices, you could use that to make a mold with.
post #11 of 24
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tried this but the sponge is too soft- i wonder if making a mold of it would work
I think cellulose sponges are quite hard when dry; you could try that. icon_smile.gif
post #12 of 24
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tried this but the sponge is too soft- i wonder if making a mold of it would work

 

Then you need to find a sponge that is really hard until it is wet.  When dry it should be hard enough to make an impression on fondant or gumpaste.  You'll have to check out the hardware store for that.  You'll also have to apply alot of pressure to get the impression.

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post #13 of 24

I'm probably pushing it a bit here, but... once the fondant has dried a bit, press some coarse sugar into it (to embed texture) then brush the sugar off.  That might work, but the fondant would have to be dry enough that the sugar doesn't stick to it.

post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by Smckinney07 View Post

http://www.yumacouturecakes.org/2012_05_01_archive.html

She has an excellent 'sandwich' on the link above, she's also a CC member AZ Couture I think is her name on here, I'd ask her for some suggestions.

You could carve a cake with whole grain to get your slice and wrap it in brown fondant. Or make a mold and poke a few holes in your 'bread' as well as wrapping in brown fondant. They also sell all sorts of molds, I imagine they have impression mats also.

It depends a lot on the type of bread you want to make as well as the size.

It is a slice of banana cake. No fondant or frosting on top. 

post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by Smckinney07 View Post

Ok perhaps I'm reaching here, but I'm a bit sleep deprived. Do you remember those stores kids play with, they have little kitchens with food that they can cook? They have bread slices, you could use that to make a mold with.

That would work if you can find one that has the texture to it. Most of the kid kitchens I have seen and played with (teacher and babysitter so that is a lot) have smooth tops on them. You may get lucky and find one of the few that don't though. Toys R Us sells just the food so you may get lucky.

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