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Sneak peek- Cupcake and Cookie Texture Sets

After many long months of waiting, I finally have the Cupcake and Cookie Texture tops almost ready to go! By next week I will have three of the six sets ready to sell. The following are the sets that will be available:

Geometric
Scroll
Whimsy Blooms
Floral
Christmas
Winter

Samples using the Geometric Cupcake and Cookie Texture Top Set:

Geometric Cupcake Tops. Elegant on their own!

1st birthday cookies with cupcake texture tops

Flower cupcake with Geometric Textures

Bunny Cupcakes with Cupcake Texture Tops

About the Texture Sets:
The texture sheets are made of a lightweight clear plastic. Either side of the mat can be used. One side will give a raised impression, while the other will give a recessed impression. Each set comes with three mats. Each mat has a design that is repeated four times. Below is a sample of the geometric set.

3 sheets- Each with a design repeated 4-x's (12 textures total)

Instructions using the cupcake texture sheets:
Bake and cool cupcake. Generously ice cupcake with your favorite cupcake icing. Lightly spray texture mat with a cooking spray. Wipe excess grease with a paper towel. Roll rolled fondant to approximately 1/16” thickness. Place the smooth, rolled side of the fondant face down on the texture mat. Place the rolling pin on one end of the fondant with the mat underneath. Firmly roll over the fondant, rolling to the opposite end. Do not double roll. Lift the mat and the fondant. Flip over the mat so the fondant is on the bottom and the mat is on top. Peel back the mat. Cut fondant using a circle cutter from Autumn Carpenter Cupcake Top Fondant Cutters. Place textured fondant circle on top of the iced cupcake. If icing has crusted, brush a thin layer of piping gel onto the icing or slightly dampen icing with a small amount of water from a squeeze bottle to adhere the fondant circle.

Coordinating Cupcake Top Fondant Cutters:
The diameter of baked and iced cupcakes may vary according to recipe, amount of batter, and amount of icing used. Choose a cutter sized to completely cover the top of the iced cupcake. Use the texture sets in conjunction with my Cupcake Top Fondant Cutters. The cutter set contains 3 stainless steel cutters, 2¾”, 3” & 3¼” for standard size cupcakes.

Black and White Whimsical Floral Wedding Cake

Black and White Whimsical Floral Tier Cake

This cake is quite easy to make, but it is important to make the flowers ahead of time. The flowers are molded with white gum paste, using my Flower fun candy mold. To use the mold with gum paste, lightly spray the mold with a grease cooking spray, like Pam. Wipe the excess off the mold with a paper towel. Press gum paste into the cavities. Use excess gum paste to pull the flower from the mold. Allow the molded flowers to set overnight, or several days. When set, color with a black food color marker. When ready to decorate the cake, roll black fondant, texture with diamond scroll from my Floral texture mat set, then cut panels to fit on the sides of the top and bottom tier. Small white dots were piped using royal icing. A black royal icing border covers the seams of the black panels. The middle tier was covered with white rolled fondant. Piping gel was applied to the back of Damask edible image strips and placed around the side. Once the tiers are decorated, piping gel attach the flowers.

Brown, Red, White and Green Decorated Christmas Cookies

These Christmas cookies are covered with rolled fondant using various texture mats from my Cookie Cutter Texture Sets. The holly is created using a plunger cutter from PME. Fine details were piped with royal icing.

Christmas Cookies decorated with Rolled Fondant

Texture Mat Sets- Fabric and Floral

New this summer, are texture sheet sets.   These sheets are ideal to use for accenting cakes, decorating cookies, or adding texture to cupcake tops. The sets include 6 different texture mats with easy-to-follow instructions and samples of projects decorated using the sets.  They can be used with buttercream, fondant, gingerbread, and chocolate, making them incredibly versatile.  Each sheet size is 7″ x 10″.  Sheets are made of lightweight, clear plastic.

Texture Sheet Set Impression Mat- Fabric

Fabric set includes, plaid, argyle, knit, crocodile, stripe and houndstooth.

Gum paste and fondant purses and bags

Texture Sheet Set Impression Mat- Floral

Floral set includes: damask, roses, funky floral, paisley floral, scroll, and diamond damask

Instructions for purses

Instructions for mini cakes

Visit www.autumncarpenter.com for more ideas using these sets:

baby and teddy bear cookies

Instructions for teddy bears

Instructions for cupcakes

Pink, green and blue floral cupcakes

New Cookie Cutter Texture Sets

ICES in Orlando was a blast this year.  I had little time to visit Disney, but it didn’t matter… there was so much going on.  I introduced my Cookie Cutter Texture Sets, and they were well received.  The project was completed about two weeks before the show, so they just made it.  I’ve included pictures below of some of the samples created with the sets.  Simply roll fondant over cookie cutter texture mat, then cut fondant with the same cutter used in baking.  Attach to bake and cooled cookie with buttercream icing or piping gel.

Baby Cookie Cutter Texture Set (Duck was hand molded)

Wedding Cake Cookie Cutter Texture Set

Heart Cookie Cutter Texture Set

Topsy Turvy Cookie Cutter Texture Set

Topsy Turvy Cookie Cutter Set using multiple colors.