Custom silicone molds
Molds, if you succeed you will get the best figures. When they fail, they fly across the room in frustration. Those problems have been here too, but now I can deal with them perfectly, so I show you how I find it easy to get the figures out.
For starters, we need molds. For example, I used a flower mold and a pearl mold. The flower mold has many small details that make it difficult to get them out of shape, including the thin pearl strands (3, 4 and 5 mm) that break quickly. In addition to molds, I have a pot of Crisco on the table, a brush, small knife (plastic! Otherwise you can damage your mold) and of course fondant. What should not be missing is a freezer, why read later.
Silicone cake molds
When I first saw the flower mold, I found some flowers to look a bit strange. But rest assured, when they come out they are beautiful! This is because the space in the mold is even wider than on the surface, which is also what makes it difficult to get them out. In this example I make the rose, it is difficult because of the many small leaves to get it out completely.
- Brush the mold with a brush with a thin layer of Crisco
- Make a ball of fondant that is the same size or slightly larger than the space in the mold
- Put the ball in the mold, if it seems too big or too small, you can still change the size
- Using a tool (here back of the knife), push the fondant well into all cracks in the mold. You can put some effort into this
- Cutaway the excess fondant with the knife. Do not push the knife too far down or you could get a hole in your figure.
- The result when the mold is filled
Now you put the mold in the freezer for a few minutes so that the figure becomes firmer and will be easier to remove from the mold.
- Now that the mold is out of the freezer, place it upside down on your work surface
- You put a finger against the mold at the level of the figure that you push down a little, with your thumb and index finger you grab the tip of the mold and pull it up
- The figure comes off to mold
- You can also do this with several figures at the same time, it is then most convenient to work with 2 hands.
These are the flowers that are in the mold, the fondant flower at the top left also comes from the space at the top left of the mold. This way you can see exactly which “hole” makes which flower.
- We also start with the pearl mold by smearing it with a thin layer of Crisco
- From fondant, you roll a long thin string with the same length of the mold
- You put the string on the mold
- With the back of the knife you push the fondant into the mold, make sure that it is well filled everywhere because otherwise, it is no longer a long string
- You cut away the excess leftovers.
- Sometimes there are some small pieces of fondant on the mold, these create a frayed edge on the pearls, which is not nice. It is easiest to remove it now with the knife.
This mold also disappears in the freezer again, make sure that it is not in it for too long. The fondant must be a bit firmer but not completely hard, otherwise, the string will break when you take it out of the mold.
- You do the same as with the other mold. Make sure that you pull up not one but two corners of the mold, so that the string does not break.
- You can also make several strings at the same time
- It is important to be more careful than
- Here is a break in the string, this mold has been in the freezer for too long.
I hope that those who have trouble with the molds will happily take them out of the closet to use again. Because let’s be honest, they are a bit too pricey to be dusted.
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