I have been asked to do my first paid for wedding cake (which is scary because it's also my first paid for cake). It's for a friend's wedding in 6 weeks - choc mud with choc frosting, thank goodness no fondant. I have fallen in love with a My Sweethearts Bakery cake and want to know how do I make the decorations - is there a special mould?
Also, I love patchwork cutters, does anyone know if there is a beach-themed one? I looked on their website and came up blank.
Thanks for any assistance you can give.
Those look like fondant freehand cutouts, which have been given a bit of depth by freehanding a couple of lines on them
Otherwise look for chocolate molds, there are beach themed ones for shells etc
Tney look like chocolate candy molds to me. I made shells using them once they are great.
I thought the shells looked like they were made by using a cookie cutter and a little freehand putting lines in it with the decorating tool. There are plenty of beautiful shell molds that are fairly inexpensive.
Google "chocolate shell mold" and you'll find tons. I'm making a beach themed cake soon and have been looking for them myself. I'm going to use the plastic choco molds and use white chocolate rather than fondant then brush them with luster dust. (I'd rather eat a piece of chocolate than a chunk of fondant) Lot's of really great examples out there. There are also silicone molds but they're more expensive. Good luck!
Are you looking for something sorta whimsy? That's what I think of when I see that picture. I agree that they look more like freehanded cut outs rather than a mold.
Now if you want some realisticly looking shells, there are a ton of great molds out there for those. I've got a couple of pictures in my photos here using molds with gumpaste (can also use chocolate).