FMM Press Ice Embosser PATTERN 3 - DRAPE Impression Tool
Press Ice Embosser PATTERN 3 - DRAPE
This DRAPE pattern Press-Ice tool(Pattern 3)is one of 3 new Press Ice embossing tools from FMM Sugarcraft to add to their original 4 best selling patterns.
PressIce tools come in the shape of a paddle (similar to a smoother) but with small spikes which emboss into your cake. The edges are soft and curved so they do not mark your cake
The Press Ice tools now come in 10 different patterns and make it so easy to add pattern to your cake.
This DRAPE pattern makes a band of drapes 3.5cm deep around your cake. There is a clear 3cm margin beneath the pins to allow for ribbons or piping to be added to the base. This makes a very delicate and pretty side pattern which looks lovely on all sorts of cakes.
Instructions and Tips for Use
Before this tool you needed to prepare a template and prick out a design in order to get an even polka dot effect on your cake - a long slow job! Now you can simply press this tool into the surface of the cake.
Start at the back of the cake and hold the tool level with the board. Carefuly press the tool into the cake side - you must do this when you have just covered the cake and before the sugarpaste has started to skin to prevent cracking. In the case of a round cake gently roll the tool around the cake side. Once you have made one impression remove the tool and position the first row of pins into the last row on the embossed pattern and repeat until you reach your starting point.
This now gives you a perfect grid to pipe pearls of royal icing. You could also use dragees for a glitzy look.
FMM have a fab video on YouTube which shows you lots of ideas for using these brilliant new tools.