Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Rubber Stamping on icing sugar .............














As I share my birthday with the anniversary of Elvis Presley I like to make something to mark the occassion.

Usually its a scrapbook page or some atc's. This year however as i needed to share a birthday cake with my son as we had a joint party, it was a cake that was made.

Years ago before i started crafting I made alot of cakes and spent alot of time decorating them to personalise them for people.

However when I came to do the cake this time I couldnt seem to get motivated to start. I was looking at my Elvis rubber stamps and wondering what I could make for myself and had a thought, what if the rubber stamps would work on icing? using edible ink pens to load the rubber stamp?

I set out and cleaned my stamps , then did them with antibacterial cleanser to be on the safe side and gave it a try.......................

I was pleased with the results , although I think it could have been better with a little more practice.
I will certainly try it again and my only real gripe was that it was hard to trim around the image once it had been stamped.
I found because it was soft , the image would easily get distorted so patience was needed( i need to get more of that !)
Also you dont need to press on as you do with card or paper as that distorts the image too.

I used football images for Andrew's side of the cake.

Anyway Ive tried it now so it just needs perfecting for the next time, I could certainly imagine a cake could turn out quite spectacular with the right stamps and design.

Let me know if you have used stamps in this way I would love to see what else others have done.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and thanks for all the birthday wishes I had a fab day as usual with my 24 hour Elvis films and my champagne.......

7 comments:

Donna Gotlib said...

Dear Jaqi, You are always doing such fun and wonderful things! I hope that your birthday was perfect. I miss you. Sending you love and hugs.
Donna

Denise said...

So this is why you have been so quiet! What a unique technique! What happens if you stamp on rice paper and use food colouring as the 'ink'?
Don't ask me, I'm no cake baker as you know!
Hugs
Denise
oxoxox

Susan said...

Oho - great idea, Jaqi! I've seen photos put on cakes before and was wondering if they used rice paper to run it through the printer - is printer ink OK to eat??

Happy Birthday again - your card is on its way :) XX

Jeanette said...

You are so talented and creative. The cake decorating is wonderful.

Happy Birthday

Jeanette

Linda said...

Oh I nearly missed this post Jaqi, sorry! Hope you had a wonderful day - the cake looks fabulous, clever you.
Birthday hugs
Linda xxx

Chriss Rollins said...

Hope that you had a wonderful day and sorry that i missed it.

have been soooo busy this last 2mnths and very little time for making crafty bits.
I love your creative idea re the stamping on Icing...well done....

take care
chriss x

sharon said...

What a fab idea. thanks for sharing.

This is brilliant , i love it !