How Do I Make Buttons For Cake?

Decorating By Jan14grands Updated 6 Oct 2009 , 12:04am by Jan14grands

Jan14grands Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 1:44pm
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I've seen so many on cakes on this site, but I can't figure out how to make them, other than cut out circles icon_smile.gif Can someone clue me in LOL?
Thanks

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icer101 Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 1:54pm
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yes, cut out round circles... then indent with big end of piping tip. then make 2-4 holes with small end of piping tip.hth and there are silicone molds,, ithink by firs impressions....

nonnyscakes Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 2:24pm
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For smaller holes, I use the tip of my flower nail.

Jan14grands Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 2:31pm
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ok, I'll try those ideas - thanks!

Rylan Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 6:09pm
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If you want a more intricate design on the button, you can make molds. Omg, mold making is so addicting.

nonnyscakes Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 6:25pm
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How do you make molds Rylan?

7yyrt Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 1:44pm
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I still have the tubs, unopened, that hubby gave me for my birthday last year... I know if I start molding things, I'll never stop!

cutthecake Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 1:57pm
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There are button molds for chocolate making on many sites. I think you can use fondant in them, too. I just bought two sizes from cakesnthings.

BakingGirl Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 2:07pm
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For the buttons on the baby shower cake in my photos (clothes line cake) I rolled little fondant balls and then I used a thick dowel to flatten the ball. Doing it that way leaves a raised edge around the button which makes it look quite realistic. Then I used a no 1 tip to make needle holes in the middle of the button.

Rylan Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 5:06pm
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Originally Posted by lees_luv

How do you make molds Rylan?




Check this site out: http://www.makeyourownmolds.com/

Michaels also sells a food grade mold mixture.

I'm telling you--you can't stop once you try it. I've replicated so many things and made it look like the real thing.

nonnyscakes Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 6:03pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rylan

Quote:
Originally Posted by lees_luv

How do you make molds Rylan?



Check this site out: http://www.makeyourownmolds.com/

Michaels also sells a food grade mold mixture.

I'm telling you--you can't stop once you try it. I've replicated so many things and made it look like the real thing.




What product do you prefer using when making your molds?

ctirella Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 7:05pm
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hi BakingGirl i was looking at your pictures and i saw a beautiful sleeping beauty cake and i was hoping you could give me the templates for the bed i really appreciate it tia

Rylan Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 9:24pm
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I use the blue ones in the website--the silicone plastique. I also tried the ones from Michaels. It has a baby in the cover (sorry forgot the brand).

BakingGirl Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 10:09pm
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ctirella, I used Debbie Brown's "Enchanted Cakes for Children" for that cake. Unfortunately I don't have a scanner but you could always try your local library or order the book on Amazon. The book has a lot of really great project so it is definitively worthwhile to get it.

Jan14grands Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 12:04am
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BakingGirl, Thanks for your idea - I think that would work really well. I looked at your cake with the buttons and it is so cute. Thanks also for the mold idea - sounds like a person could get hooked making them! I'll check out the website Rylan.

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