I'm wondering what works best in a silicone bead maker. Do you dust with what kind of powder or spray pan coating? What works best? Thanks!
I spray some *non stick spray stuff* onto a finger and VERY lightly run my finger along in the groove....that way i know every part of the mold has been prepped.
When i have filled the silicon mold i then pop it into the freezer for about 5 - 10 minutes .
Alot of people i know use corn flour - i guess its just ones own choice.... but my way works for me.
For the first time I used it and I rubbed a bit of shortening, and it worked really well.
I just use pearl dust--I'm gonna pearlify them anyway.
O.K. I just made the first strand. The mold is pretty difficult to hold open and get it to go over the piece of fondant. Is there a trick? I think I could roll beads a lot faster than to try and keep using this. Any suggestions?
BTW, I did use a liitle spray on my finger to coat each bead hole. It came out o.k. but again the mold is very difficult to hold open. I think I squished the first 2 and last 2 beads at each end! Help!
I kind of hold the back end open with the crunk of the palm of my hand while keeping the other end (the front end) open with the fingers of the same hand. Then coax the babies out starting at the front end.
Takes a little finesse but you can do it.
Hell I squished the whole dang string of pearls at first and second and ...you get the picture.
I use powdered sugar on the inside and a little spray on the outside.
I also open the mold wide, hover it over a snake of fondant on the table, push it down into the fondant, let close, flip it over, and then squish it together. After that, I flip it over and scrape off the excess.
I use a Wilton tool that came with a fondant letter set to coax it out. A thick toothpick or a skewer would also work. I end up trimming the one edge a bit so it sits smoother against the cake.