I'm actually really proud of myself for this one, lol! I was making some practice flowers the other day and lamenting the fact that I only have a few, cheap petal veiners and how expensive it is to buy them. But they give such a great and realistic effect to gumpaste flowers! Then I was walking through the cake supply aisle at Michaels and saw that Wilton has a new line of silicon molds out and how I also wish I could build a supply of those. Then it hit me! Modeling compound! I remembered seeing a tutorial on Cake Central about making a beautiful lace mold to match the lace on a brides dress. If you can make a mold of delicate lace, then why not make a mold of a flower petal, and voila... a home-made veiner!! The product used in that tutorial was fairly pricey, but I knew there must be other products out there... So I headed over to the Sculpey/Polymer clay aisle where I thought I'd be likely to find something, and I did... Amazing Mold Putty! So, here is my tutorial for making your own petal or leaf viener- you can use either a real flower petal or leaf, or silk ones as long as they have a well embossed veining pattern (below is information for several different products you could use).
Flexible Mold Products
Amazing Mold Putty (recommended) food safe, can buy online or at your crafts store ($20 for 2/3lb - $11 with coupon at Michaels)
Sculpey Mold Maker non-toxic, but not rated food safe can buy online or at craft stores ($10 for 8oz)
Make Your Own Molds food safe, available online $37 (+ shipping) for a beginner kit
I hope you enjoyed the video! It's so easy and you'll save a bundle of money. I paid $11 (after coupon) for my Amazing Mold Putty and so far I've made 6 veiner sets (approx. $150 to buy) and I'm not even half-way through my supply. Which is great because I have some ideas for other kinds of cool molds that I can make, so stay tuned!!
Happy Caking :)