Polymer Molds For Fondant?

Decorating By ChoueiriCakeCo Updated 9 Apr 2010 , 10:43am by ChoueiriCakeCo

ChoueiriCakeCo Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 2:01am
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I was shopping at my local Michael's and saw polymer people figure molds. The first thing I thought was, "I could use this with gumpaste!". I didn't buy them, and I was wondering if anyone has used these with gumpaste or fondant and how well did it work? Are they suitable for gumpaste (or does it need to be food safe?). I would love to try these...

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bobwonderbuns Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 2:22am
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I've used them lots of times, they work great! Just wash them good first (hot soapy water and dry well) and you're right in there! icon_biggrin.gif

VickiChicki Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 2:32am
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Oh my goodness YES! I discovered these moulds myself over a year ago and I can't tell you how many times I have used them fondant and gumpaste decorations! I use vegetable shortening to lightly coat them and the fondant or gumpaste pushes out perfectly everytime! I just question why someone hasn't capitalized on creating more push moulds geared toward cake decorating - especially for lettering/monogram type applications???????? But any of the polymer push moulds work great in my book!

cheatize Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 4:29am
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The first time I tried them, I couldn't get it out of the mold.
The second and third time, they worked perfectly.
The fourth time was a repeat of the first.

I'm just saying if you try it and it doesn't work, try, try again. LOL

Jeep_girl816 Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 4:51am
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I froze mine, then they popped right out. Trick is then to not touch it until it comes to room temp and dries out. Works great for me.

ChoueiriCakeCo Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 10:57am
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That's great! I may be picking some up next time I get a coupon icon_smile.gif

Once the figures are dried and out of the mold, how do you attach the pieces?

bobwonderbuns Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 12:30pm
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Use gum glue to attach dried pieces.

Evoir Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 12:46pm
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Yes! I have quite a few Sculpey and Fimo-type moulds. Remember to use them exclusively for your cake decorating (important if you have little kids!!!) like you would any other GP mould.

TexasSugar Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 2:01pm
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The clay people will tell you they are not food safe and should not be used with items that will be eaten.

Many of people have used them with no problem, so it is a personal choice. But as was said, make sure you only use it for cakes.

ChoueiriCakeCo Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 10:43am
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Thanks everyone, I can't wait to try them icon_smile.gif

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