More Design Ideas Using Fondant Imprint Mats

September 14th, 2010 by Susan Matusiak

Fondant Imprint Mats are great tools for imprinting beautiful patterns on your cakes. Don’t let the name fool you. The mats can also be used with melted candy to create a unique covering for your cakes. Our latest videos will show you how easy it is to use the imprint mat with fondant and how to make a candy plaque.

How have you used the fondant imprint mats? For more tips on how to dress up your cakes, see our previous blog post “Make a Great Impression with Fondant Imprint Mats.”

Susan Matusiak Susan is the Senior Cake Decorator with over 20 years of decorating experience in the Decorating Room. She is also an instructor at the Wilton School of Cake Decorating and Confectionery Arts. Susan enjoys her job because each day is new and different — from baking cookies, decorating gingerbread houses or decorating multi-tiered wedding cakes all created for the photos in our publications. There is never a dull moment in the Decorating Room…always a lot of excitement here! Susan is a member of ICES (International Cake Exploration Societe) and the State Representative for Illinois.

34 Replies

  1. Angelina says:

    Thank you all for taking the time to do these instructional videos.. It really does help and the photo of the white and chocolate cake that was made with the mats is BEAUTIFUL!

  2. Nina says:

    These videos are great! But how did they do that design on the brown and white cake?? is that one of those transfers? or did they use the imprint mat for that?

  3. rossy de la peña says:


  4. Josie says:

    The instructions for the brown and white cake are here:

  5. Hello, my question is, how you add color to an imprint mat? for example the pillow cake? the print flowers one color or the cake white an desing diferent color? thank you!!!!

    • Susan Matusiak says:

      You can color the flowers with pearl dust or paint them with pearl dust and lemon extract. ALso you pipe icing with a tip 2 to fill in the area.

  6. LC says:

    I would also like to know how did they do that design on the brown and white cake?? is that one of those transfers? or did they use the imprint mat for that?

    • Susan Matusiak says:

      The design is from the Floral Fantasy imprint mat and you roll your fondant over the mat and attach to the cake. Then you would decorate the flowers with icing in brown, you can use candy also. The bows need to be done a few days ahead to dry and then decorate the flowers with icing.

  7. Becky says:

    Enjoyed your videos. How do we get more instructions on the imprint cakes?

  8. Nicole says:

    Me too i want to know how you do the brown and white cake using the imprint mat

    • Susan Matusiak says:

      The design is from the Floral Fantasy imprint mat and you roll your fondant over the mat and cut and place on your cake. Then you would decorate the flowers with brown icing or you can use melted candy. The bows need to be done a few days ahead to dry and then pipe in the flowers with icing.

  9. Muchas gracias por enviarme sus correos,el trabajo realizado es precioso, muy creativo, e impecable, los videos son muy claros en su explicacion. ¿ como puedo obtener la revista de Tortas de 2010 y la revista de 2011. Yo decoro masmellows, almendras, galletas, chocolates y elaboro tortas, las decoro, y dicto clases. Agradezco de amtemano su informacion. Utilizo algunos de sus productos, deseo tener mas. Dios les Bendiga. Dora Millan Fletcher.

  10. milagros champion says:

    Muchas gracias por enviarme los videos me gustan mucho sus decoraciones ahora que trabajo con fondant y veo tambien los videos son muy impecables me gustaria como hago para recibir sus revistas

  11. Sherry Henderson says:

    I like the idea of the videos, but do you look at them before publishing?
    The imprint mat videos show us absolutely nothing but the front of the instructor.

  12. marlenis says:

    hola donde puedo hacer los cursos aqui en venezuela

  13. lucia veliz says:

    hola les escribo desde ecuador quisiera seber donde o como puedo conseguir los videos de decoracion de tortas aca en mi pais., gracias

  14. joy says:

    thanks a lot for this video. Here in guadeloupe were don’t really use much fondant; but would like to advance in the process in decorating

  15. julie says:

    I am trying to get my daughter registered for a local series of basics then fondant. SHe is 14 They do not want to accept her in the course. I am not looking for a baby sitter — she is really interested Thoughts? Comments? Advice

  16. Kaitlyn says:

    Wow! Your cake decorating videos are so inspiring. I wish I could try those tips as soon as possible. Thanks.

  17. GRACE KAYALE says:

    Praise God, according to what i have seen, it is really good and wounderfull and i have liked it because it is heart’s desire if i learn what you are doing.

  18. GRACE KAYALE says:

    please madam is it possible for you to send me your E.mail address?

  19. Fifi says:

    The first time I used imprint mat some of the fondant got stuck on the mat. I then tried using vegetable shortening which helped but made the fondant look shiny. Any better tip?

    • Susan Matusiak says:

      I wonder if your fondant was rolled too thin and that is why it stuck to the mat. You need to roll it about 1/4 thick and it will thin out as you roll over the mat. Shortening does cause a bit of a shine, but it should become dull after a while. You can dust with a little powdered sugar.

  20. madeitwithlove says:

    Hi to all at Wilton team

    Thank you so very much for the tutorial videos. I have learned a lot and hope to put into practise my newly aquired knowledge. I wish we could have Wilton decorating classes here in England, perhaps Wilton should consider covering the UK and show us guys just how it’s done! Thanks again.

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    veamos que la harina ha desaparacido y poseemos una masa más
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  22. Karen says:

    I was wondering since you make the impression prior to placing the fondant on your cake how do you keep the impression from changing when you smooth the fondant on your cake?

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