How Do I Get Out Of The Mold???

Decorating By dogwood Updated 28 Aug 2009 , 9:11pm by jammjenks

dogwood Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 11:19pm
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I'm doing a seashell and starfish wedding cake. I made some of my own silicone molds with seashells I collected on various beach trips and those worked great but since I didn't have any starfish I bought the molds for those. I believe they are candy molds made from that clear hard plastic like stuff. I washed and dried the molds then dusted with powdered sugar, then poured in my melted candy melts but now I can't get them out of the mold without breaking the arms!!icon_sad.gificon_cry.gificon_redface.gif Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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nanikins Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 11:22pm
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Did you try sticking them in the freezer for a couple of minutes? Sometimes that helps.

Texas_Rose Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 11:26pm
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When you put candy melts in the plastic molds, you don't need to dust with powdered sugar. Just pour it straight in, smooth the backs, and pop in the freezer until hard, then flip the mold over and the candies should pop right out.

xstitcher Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 11:27pm
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I was going to recommend the same as nanikins, once you remove the mold from the freezer just gently tap it on your counter/table.

Here are a couple of links that might help:

icer101 Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 11:42pm
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i,ve never dusted any candy molds. just fill..make back smooth.. put in frig or freezer. and then turn out.. hth

Rylan Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 3:21am
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I agree, there is no need to dust it. Just stick to the freezer like suggested above.

madgeowens Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 3:33am
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when I did mine I dusted them with corn starch, and make sure they are fully set

madgeowens Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 3:34am
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also I twist the mold a wee bit to help them out

dogwood Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 8:41pm
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Thanks so much to all of you!!!! icon_biggrin.gif When I get home from work I will put in the freezer for a couple of hours then try to get out.
As for dusting with powdered sugar, I did that the second time around after I broke them all trying to get out of the mold the first time. I never thought of putting them in the freezer.

Thanks again,

jammjenks Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 9:11pm
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Originally Posted by madgeowens

also I twist the mold a wee bit to help them out

I do this too. I always freeze until set, twist, and thump them out.

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