I'm pretty new to gumpaste. I was wondering, when using molds, does pretty much anything work? For example, would candy molds work?
I know someone who has done it with successful results.
Candy molds work. It's easier to get gumpaste out of candy molds than fondant. When I've used gumpaste in a mold, I dust the mold with cornstarch. For fondant, I noticed that pam spray works better, but you have to wipe the pam spray out of the mold with a paper towel before you put the fondant in, so you don't get too much.
I actually got some really cool plastic molds at the local cake decorating store but I've seen them online too.
Hobby Lobby also has a big selection of candy molds...I've found mini seashells and fairies and big wine bottles there recently.
ive even used plastic moulds for chocolate with gumpaste, there a bit harder to work with them being so stiff, but i find if you let the gumpaste set up for 5 mins or so, then turn it upside and pop it out they keep there shape pretty well