kklarsen Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 2:32am
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I am new to cake decorating and I was curious to know if you can use modeling chocolate in fondant molds?

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BlakesCakes Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 3:01am
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Sure. Works like a charm.

Rae

Coral3 Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 8:38am
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Absolutely

cakesmart Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 3:21pm
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Ditto

sweetflowers Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 3:39pm
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In fact, I think you get better detail with the modeling choc than with the fondant.

Galadriel2 Posted 7 Nov 2013 , 12:00am
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I have used it in plastic molds but now cant get the molded figures out. Any suggestions please?

MBalaska Posted 7 Nov 2013 , 1:06am
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I have used it in plastic molds but now cant get the molded figures out. Any suggestions please?

Galadriel2:  don't use plastic molds.  Use food safe Silicone molds for modeling choc.

maybenot Posted 7 Nov 2013 , 1:19am
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I have used it in plastic molds but now cant get the molded figures out. Any suggestions please?


You can certainly use plastic chocolate molds.  They're cheap & work really well. 

 

I dust them with a bit of corn starch and then tap most of it out. 

 

If it still sticks, I find that about 5 mins. in the freezer and tapping the mold on the counter usually releases them quickly.

Galadriel2 Posted 7 Nov 2013 , 1:37am
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thanks very much! I'll try that.

MBalaska Posted 7 Nov 2013 , 10:50am

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thanks very much! I'll try that.

Galadriel2:  That's nice to know that it works. It gives me a few more molds to use myself.

MBalaska Posted 8 Nov 2013 , 1:43am

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Originally Posted by Galadriel2 
 

I have used it in plastic molds but now cant get the molded figures out. Any suggestions please?


You can certainly use plastic chocolate molds.  They're cheap & work really well.

 

I dust them with a bit of corn starch and then tap most of it out.

 

If it still sticks, I find that about 5 mins. in the freezer and tapping the mold on the counter usually releases them quickly.

maybenot: it was your tip to use the corn starch and freeze  (sorry I did it backwards)

I'm glad you shared that tip as it adds more options, being able to use plastic chocolate molds as well as silicone molds.    Thanks maybenot

luvmykids2bits Posted 8 Nov 2013 , 2:52am

Out of curiosity, can you use fondant in the cheap plastic molds and get it out without wrecking the design?  I've never thought to try.

maybenot Posted 8 Nov 2013 , 4:36am

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Originally Posted by luvmykids2bits 
 

Out of curiosity, can you use fondant in the cheap plastic molds and get it out without wrecking the design?  I've never thought to try.

Sure.  It helps to add a little tylose/cmc/gum tex/gum trag to the fondant.  Dust the mold w/ some corn starch & then tap it out.  Fridge or freeze, if necessary, for 5 mins.

bundlesofjoy Posted 8 Nov 2013 , 7:16pm

yes you can use modeling chocolate in fondant molds. you should check out caljava online they've got some fondant molds on sale: http://caljavaonline.com/collections/fondant-molds

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