Eventually, I was stocked with most of the essentials and I pretty much nipped the habit. I cut my visits down from every other day to about once every other week. I recently hit up Michael's for the first time in a long time. I wanted to browse the holiday items and replenish a few things but was staying away from any and all impulse buys.
Then I saw these.
And Duff's "Hey lady. Buy my stuff." expression.
And I relapsed.
(I would part with many treasures/appendages to work for Charm City Cakes. That bakery's ipod must have the best playlist ever.)
Anyway, texture tiles! Each pack comes with two patterns. I bought the wood grain and brick.
And they're super easy to use.
Plop some fondant on top of the sheet, roll it out and peel it off.
The wood pattern:
I mixed brown gel coloring with a little vodka and used a small brush to paint the wood to give it that fresh, Murphy's Oil polish look.
Great if you're making:
a rustic dollcabin
a Biblical ark
a pirate ship
a replica of the "Whip It" set
I loooove the brick pattern. Fun way to channel your inner Banksy.
Also great if you're making:
an old firehouse
your elementary school
a fondant interpretation of a famous Commodores' song
Hypothetically speaking, if I were a baking enthusiast in your family, I know I would want these in my stocking. Yessiree man.