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Impression mat not impressing... help!! (asap please)

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So last night I covered all five of my cakes in MMF and left them sitting out at room temp overnight. Last night I did one of the tiers and it came out perfect but this morning when I started to work on it the mat just isn't leaving the impression. I have a feeling it is because the fondant has hardened? Is there any way to soften the fondant on the cake again without ruining the cake underneath? I've thought about placing the cake in the microwave for a few seconds but then it would soften the buttercream underneath as well. Any suggestions? The cakes are sitting on the counter and I really need to get this done soon. Thanks in advance!
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Anyone?
Let's face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me.

--Audrey Hepburn

http://paulaspastries.wordpress.com/
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Let's face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me.

--Audrey Hepburn

http://paulaspastries.wordpress.com/
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post #3 of 7
Once your fondant has dried you won't be able to use an impression mat. even if you were determined and pressed firmly it would just crack. I think your only option is to remove the fondant and redo it.
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If your original fondant layer isn't terribly thick, you can add another very thin layer that has been impressed.

 

I roll out the fondant to almost the size I need, roll the impression mat into/onto it, and then carefully lift it onto the cake, using a soft light sponge to adhere it.  I'd either spritz the first fondant coat with a bit of water or rub some shortening over it before adding the second fondant layer.

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If your original fondant layer isn't terribly thick, you can add another very thin layer that has been impressed.

 

I roll out the fondant to almost the size I need, roll the impression mat into/onto it, and then carefully lift it onto the cake, using a soft light sponge to adhere it.  I'd either spritz the first fondant coat with a bit of water or rub some shortening over it before adding the second fondant layer.


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post #6 of 7
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Thanks everyone! I ended up using the mat and it made an impression enough that I could at least see it then I went over the impression with my quilting roller. Came out great! :)

Let's face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me.

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Let's face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me.

--Audrey Hepburn

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For anyone interested this is how it came out :)

 

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