The Sleeping Baby Mold

Decorating By KayMc Updated 7 Jun 2010 , 12:21pm by KHalstead

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KayMc Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 1:39am
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I just received that adorable mold for a sleeping baby, but it doesn't come with instructions! For those of you who have used it, do you use fondant, gumpaste, or 50/50 gumpaste/fondant? Are there any instructions on how to use this adorable mold?

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mindy1204 Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 1:46am
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I use 50/50, colored with wiltons bronze (just the tiniest bit) and then stick it in the freezer for like 10 min or so and it pops right out. Just make sure you press the fondant in really well or you will have bubbles.

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Cakeonista Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 1:53am
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I have made this a few times and have also made one using all fondant and like mindy says just pop in freezer for 10 minutes and it comes out like a charm then I let dry. The baby is very durable just make sure you pack the fondant in nice and tight and clean the bottom before it dries too hard.

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liha21 Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 2:34am
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I've found that chocolate paste works the best. I smush it in there and then stick it in the freezer for a few minutes. I'm sure fondant would work too, I just haven't tried it yet.

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mamawrobin Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 4:27am
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I've made mine with 50/50 fondant gumpaste and gumpaste only. The gumpaste worked best for me. Like Cakeonista said be sure to pack the fondant/gumpaste nice and tight and clean the bottom before it dries. thumbs_up.gif

I tint the fondant/gumpaste before putting into the mold. After the "baby" is dry I use a little brush and shadow the features with powder color.

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DamarisC Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 11:02pm
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I just got a baby mold too, i used this with fondant, gumpaste and 50/50 ( i swear i probably make like 10 molds the first day trying to get a perfect baby, but i got it down now!).

I think the gumpaste (which i tinted too, with a hint of warm brown) worked best. I did like the others and stuffed it really well, then set it in the freezer about 20 min or so : ) they are soo cute then they come out!

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KayMc Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 1:27am
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Thanks for all the tips, everyone! I can't wait to try this!

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samiam22 Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 1:45am
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Just thought that I would let you know that there is an article printed in the articles section here on CC as well. I used gumpaste and the freezer as well.

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SBaker Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 1:56am
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I use Merckens candy coating and it works very well.

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grandmaruth Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 2:05am
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I have used fondant but not chocolate...you just melt it and pour it in?

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KayMc Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 4:37am
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I've never checked out the articles section, so thanks for the tip! I will go there!

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nancyg Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 5:33am
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Speaking of sections....CAn anyone answer this question? When I go to the most save cakes. And I clik on the right side to get the pictures to go to the left. Some times the same pictures pop up several times as I clik through the gallery.

Is there any quicker way to scan the pictures? Instead of a clik only moving a couple of pictures.?

If you have an answer please post it.

Before the new format I could look through the whole group of pictures a lot faster... Am I doing something wrong?


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nancyg Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 5:39am
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Does the baby get sticky when it comes out of the freezer? And if so, how long before you can put dust on etc.

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madgeowens Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 7:15am
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madgeowens Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 7:18am
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oh I will have to try the freezer....a couple times the baby hiney looked weird lol

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tonedna Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 7:40am
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Originally Posted by nancyg

Does the baby get sticky when it comes out of the freezer? And if so, how long before you can put dust on etc.




Yes, it will get sticky, just let ir dry and it will be fine
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grandmaruth Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 11:51am
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I use Merckens candy coating and it works very well.





Do you just treat it like a candy mold and pour in the hot chocolate

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SBaker Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 12:35am
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Pour it in and let it set in the refrigerator or freezer. Be gentle loosening the mold from the chocolate. It works beautifully.

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loriemoms Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 12:52am
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Originally Posted by DamarisC

I just got a baby mold too, i used this with fondant, gumpaste and 50/50 ( i swear i probably make like 10 molds the first day trying to get a perfect baby, but i got it down now!).

I think the gumpaste (which i tinted too, with a hint of warm brown) worked best. I did like the others and stuffed it really well, then set it in the freezer about 20 min or so : ) they are soo cute then they come out!




I love his little tush...

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superstar Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 1:24am
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I use fondant/tylose mixture & make absolutely sure your paste is absolutely smooth & not too big.

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believer Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 12:08pm
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Where can I buy the mold

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KHalstead Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 12:21pm
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www.firstimpressionsmolds.com

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