Good morning all,
I was wondering if it was possible to use candy molds to make certain fondant (or a fondant/paste mixture) to achieve certain shapes? These are plastic molds, not really very flexible but if dusted properly, could a mixture be allowed to harden (or semi-harden) within the mold and then popped out?
I've done just what you have described. I've also used the molds that are for clay (like Fimo) and they work even better. (I've been told that they are safe for food.)
Absolutely! I do it all the time. You don't need to dust the mold at all. Use fondant, or fondant/gumpaste mix; either works fine. I usually chill mine a bit in the fridge to make it easier to pop out. Then use a toothpick, or similar tool, to gently coax it out of the mold...
Yes you can I made pacafiers and booties in my molds. You can try one to see if it sticks and if so put a light coat of of shortening. You can do fondant or 1/2 fondant 1/2gumpaste mixture that will harden faster. I don't believe you have to leave them to long in the mold I didn't . Hope this helps.
Ohhhhh... I see I may go a little crazy now! I wanted so badly to do an Alice in Wonderland Mad Tea Party themed shower cake, and after seeing a 3-D teacup and teapot candy mold this morning, I think I may just go for it!
Thank you all so much for your advice!