New To Moulding

Decorating By KerryBethMcc Updated 11 Dec 2011 , 11:10pm by Marianna46

KerryBethMcc Posted 11 Dec 2011 , 10:40pm
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Hi there!
I'm not new to caking but I am new to moulding icing/fondant!
I have an idea to make an "Alice in Winter Wonderland" cake but I don't really know much about fondant.

Any tips on using the stuff? Advice would be much appreciated!

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- Kerry x

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Marianna46 Posted 11 Dec 2011 , 11:10pm
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One or two suggestions about molding fondant. First, start putting fondant in the center of the mold and then press it toward the edges. Add more fondant as needed to the center of the mold. Once the mold is filled the way you want it, put it in the freezer for 15-20 minutes, until it's hard. That way, your figure will pop right out of the mold. Since it's frozen, you'll get lots of condensation on it as it thaws. Leave your pieces in an airy place to dry for a few days (under a fan, if possible) and don't touch them until they do, or else you'll have fingerprints and other smudges all over them. Hope that helps a little. I just made a cake where I used lots of little molded things. Here's a link:
The smaller fish, the starfish, the shells, the sand dollars and some of the corals were made from molds.

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