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One of my June Brides would like to incorporate the custom monogram they are using throughout the wedding.  It is very intricate.  Quite Frankly, I doubt it can be piped in buttercream.  On past occasions, brides have provided me with customized stamps.  I then use the stamp (regular or negative space) on fondant & use a little luster dust.

I'm curious if anyone has used any other methods?  There has to be a way to make a silicone mold.  There's plenty of time & I am very open to suggestions.

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AC Moore & Michael's are right across the street from each other.  I usually print 2 coupons and go from one to the other.  Hey I'm not making any money on my cakes so I have to save any way I can.  I think my next purchase will be the mold putty.  I need to stop buying things.  This is terrible. 

hahahaha!! You and me both, Goreti!! I have so much 'crap' I don't know where all I have it stored at! I go to look for it, and then I can't find it, or I forget that I bought it and buy another one. Time to quit.....unless, of course, there is a good deal.....hmmmmm.

Goreti said:

AC Moore & Michael's are right across the street from each other.  I usually print 2 coupons and go from one to the other.  Hey I'm not making any money on my cakes so I have to save any way I can.  I think my next purchase will be the mold putty.  I need to stop buying things.  This is terrible. 

So, with all this talk of Amazing Mold stuff and all, is it safe to assume that there is a dimensional form of the monogram already?  Or would someone have to make that part? 

What would be used to press into the mold putty to make the impression?  I'm really curious about this process.

I was wondering the same thing Cyn. I was thinking of things that would have a surface hard enough that it could be traced onto and then carved so as to be able to either pour the mold around it or push it into the putty. The only thing that I can come up with is a potato. Can't wait to see how this will be casted.

I love the idea of making a mold, but I would also have to make something to make the mold impression.  I could carve it from a linoleum block, but then I will have the same problem of it being so intricate.  I think I'm going to spring for the silhouette.  I'll cut it from gumpaste, then use piping gel & luster dust to give it more dimension.

Laney, this truly seems the most reasonable way to go. If you are going to have to fork out some big bucks, it might as well be toward something that you will be able to use in the future as well. Spending a huge amount on a mold you would only use one time, just doesn't seem practical. I cannot wait to see how it all  turns out! I hope you will post pictures! ((hugs)) Linda

Laney Cowan said:

I love the idea of making a mold, but I would also have to make something to make the mold impression.  I could carve it from a linoleum block, but then I will have the same problem of it being so intricate.  I think I'm going to spring for the silhouette.  I'll cut it from gumpaste, then use piping gel & luster dust to give it more dimension.

The silhouette electronic cutter allows you to use 3rd party software so you can scan images and cut them.  Check out Linda Mclure's website and blog for information and instructions.

You can use the foam trays used in grocery stores for meat to make a simple  flat-ish mold(they are about 1/8" thick so anything deeper could be added afterwards on top of the gumpaste piece.  The image can be traced onto it with a stylus or the non-brush end of a thin paintbrush handle, and the design will press into the foam and stay.  You can then possibly dust it with cornstarch/powdered sugar and try making a gumpaste piece out of it.  I've gotten some relatively detailed things out of these molds with clay and sculpey, so well-kneaded gumpaste should work, too.  For really fine lines, you can use the back of a butterknife or other blade of some kind to trace the lines. 

Linda, You are so wonderful!  You are right, it's a large expense ($350) so hopefully I will be able to find many uses for it.  I'll be taking LOTS of photos!

Glenda, I purchased the Silhouette from her!  Years ago, she helped the owner of another bakery transform a cricut.  No way would I attempt the conversion on my own.  I'm very excited.  I've downloaded the software & imported the monogram.  I was so relieved that it worked.  I'm still not exactly certain how it will work, but somehow I'll make it happen.

Cyn,  Brilliant!  I never thought of using those foam trays!  I'm going to remember that next time I need to make a mold.


I would seriously consider an electric cutter, but I would use on that is compatible with Make The Cut Software, this does not limit your designs by only having access to cartridges.  PhotoFrosts new Zing comes with this software as well as the Siloutte that is selling out there.  The more difficult the design needs a more accurate cut and using this software with the electric cutters seems the way I would go

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