Now that I've learned these adorable babies are from a mold and not hand done I'm tempted to try them. Can someone explain to me how this mold works? Is it a mold I have to use poured chocolate or something in, or does it somehow work with gumpaste and fondant?
The one I saw was a silicone mold that you use with fondant or gum paste. Here is a link to a site where you can buy them along with a video tutorial. I really want to try them to, but haven't ordered them yet. http://www.winbeckler.com/Silicone-Baby-Mold-Curled-Up-Baby-8p13656.htm
You can order it from Globalsugarart and when you make one just mix some gumpaste and fondant together with a little color to make it whatever skin color you need. Be sure to roll the gumpaste into a smooth ball and then press it into the mold making sure it fills up all the spaces. Pop it into the freezer for about 15 to 20 minutes and then take it out of the mold and allow it to dry thoroughly. You can use dust to color the hair and an fine paint brush to make the little half moon shape for the closed eyes. Some make a little diaper and knit cap for the baby.
I hope this helps you out,
You can use fondant, gumpaste, or melted chocolate with these molds. Whatever suits your purpose. I usually use fondant and pop them in the freezer for awhile before I unmold them. Then let them dry. After dry dust them with petal dust to color the hair and shade the skin.
Thank you so much! That video was exactly what I needed. I couldn't figure out how the mold worked. I've only worked with ceramics molds so I had it stuck in my head that it must be 2 sides that fit together but I couldn't figure out how to get 2 halves of a baby to come out that smooth!
Is there a reason I would use fondant vs gumpaste or a mixture of the 2? I'm not entirely clear on when to use gumpaste.
So adorable! I can't wait to get one and try it. There's a baby shower coming up, but I don't think the mold will get here in time. Perhaps for a cake after the baby's born.
I have made a few of these babies, with fondant mixed with tylose. I love them.
I found when I did it with my mold that I had to press smaller bits into the facial area and feet areas of it because otherwise I was getting babies with no nose and toes and things! Then I had to build it up with bigger bits so that I could squash them all together and not have lines from different bits of gumpaste if that makes sense?