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.......


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.

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!

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


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 !