Never tried this so was wandering if this will work. I bought some molds that are used for chocolate. (mermaid shapes) Can I use gumpaste in them? If so, do I need to do anything to the mold before I put the paste in? Should I make them solid or hollow and how long drying time? Appreciate the help on this.
Yes you can use your chocolate molds for fondant, gumpaste, or just about. If you decide to use your molds for those things then I will tell you what I do. I lightly grease my mold then wipe it down to remove the excess. Any type of grease will do. A little bit of the spray oil will do. then just pack your mold with whatever you are using the gumpaste or fondant should come straight out without a problem. If it starts to stick after repating the process just re-grease. it's very easy. Hope this workls for you.
I use pam spray and then wipe with a paper towel. Press the gumpaste into the mold, rub your finger around the edge to remove the excess, then turn the molded pieces out onto a cornstarch-dusted surface to dry. Drying time will depend on how big the piece is and what you're using.
Thank you very much. That helps tremendously.