Whenever I'm shopping for new toys...errrr tools, I always have a hard time narrowing down which ones to get because I want to buy them all. To keep myself from going on a spending spree, I try to practice some restraint by getting one or two items each month (okay, maybe three). My most recent purchase is an FMM textured lace set . One of the lace patterns looked remarkably similar to the pattern on a picture frame I have. So I had an idea...I'm going to make a picture frame out of fondant!Here are the tools I used:
- clear alcohol (i.e. lemon extract or vodka)
- paring knife(not shown)
First, roll the fondant to the desired thickness and use the cookie cutter to cut out a rectangle.
Roll the remaining fondant to the same thickness. Press the FMM textured lace pattern onto the fondant.
Turn over the FMM textured lace pattern and repeat this pattern all over.
Use the pizza cutter to cut the fondant into strips.
Place the strips around the rectangle, overlapping them at the corners.
Use the paring knife to cut the overlapping strips at an angle. This will create the mitered edges for the picture frame.
The picture frame is finished now and ready to be painted.
Brush the frame with gold luster dust.
Mix some gold luster dust with clear alcohol to make gold "paint." Use a small paintbrush to write the message on the picture frame.
I got to try this technique on Dean's birthday cake last week. I think it looks nice with my favorite scroll design.