jennifer-t Posted 16 Jan 2012 , 12:42am
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Guys, PLEASE HELP! icon_sad.gif

I just spent the last couple of hours trying to make these feathers ... with no success.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated!

TIA.
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jennifer-t Posted 16 Jan 2012 , 1:21am
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anybody? icon_sad.gif

shanter Posted 16 Jan 2012 , 1:32am
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This looks close:
http://www.shopchefrubber.com/Heirloom-Mold-Medium-Fancy-Leaf/?page=1 or
http://www.shopchefrubber.com/Heirloom-Mold-Small-Fancy-Leaf/?page=2

Also there is a peacock feather mold on Etsy:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/71958351/large-peacock-feather-silicone-push-mold?ref=sr_gallery_1&sref=&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=peacock+feather+mold&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=

And on eBay:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=peacock+feather+mold

jennifer-t Posted 16 Jan 2012 , 1:51am
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Thanks!!

i love the one on the middle link ... from etsy.

but i need to make these out of fondant - any suggestions on how to?

Vista Posted 16 Jan 2012 , 2:06am
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Most likely a mold. Not sure how you would do it without one.

bobwonderbuns Posted 16 Jan 2012 , 2:14am
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If you want to make those out of fondant, roll your fondant out, texture it with a textured rolling pin or mat, cut leaf patterns and take a small round tip (3 or 4) and cut the holes in it if you want. You can take a knife and lightly fray the edges for a more "rough" look. Dry on crinkled tin foil so they don't dry flat -- they'll have some movement. After they are dry you can attach them with melted white chocolate right to the outside of the cake. You can also make them on wires if you prefer, but it's not necessary.

jennifer-t Posted 16 Jan 2012 , 2:24am
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thanks a bunch guys!

going to try again ... icon_sad.gif wish me luck! i'll post pictures if i ever manage to make them properly. lol

johnson6ofus Posted 16 Jan 2012 , 4:39am
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bob.... great detailed description... I wanna try it too! icon_biggrin.gif

Wildrose6633 Posted 16 Jan 2012 , 4:55am
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Hi I have that mold. I use it to make feathers on birds. I will try and find it and let you know where I got it.
And yes it is a leaf mold

Wildrose6633 Posted 16 Jan 2012 , 5:27am

OK back again, They are on Chefrubber.com

When you go to the home page click on Molds and Rings
Then go to Food grade silicone molds
Then scroll down to Heirloom molds
Half way down page one is medium fancy leaf
On page two is a small fancy leaf
Hope this helps I couldn't get the link to come through

johnson6ofus Posted 16 Jan 2012 , 5:56am

ty!

jennifer-t Posted 16 Jan 2012 , 7:06am

Wildrose- thanks for finding this.icon_smile.gif


I was going to order it ... Its just perfect for what I needed it for! But with shipping, it comes close to $100. icon_sad.gif (I'm in canada) ... Guess I'll just have to check my local supplier to see if they have a similar one.

ApplegumPam Posted 16 Jan 2012 , 8:23pm

Think your pic is using Earlene's moulds - there is a very similar peacock cake in her "Others Cakes

Lets see if this link stays...

http://www.earlenescakes.com/OthersCakes.html

and it is using the 'Betty' enhanced mould

http://www.earlenescakes-store.com/cart.php?target=product&product_id=585&category_id=70

Wildrose6633 Posted 16 Jan 2012 , 10:06pm

Oh I'm so sorry, I wish you could purchase them. I just wanted to share the info because I knew the
mold shape. I hope you can find it somewhere else.

Wildrose6633

Wildrose6633 Posted 16 Jan 2012 , 10:13pm

Jennifer I kept looking and Petalcrafts has the same design, if you were to buy only one and then plus shipping would that be too much? I think it is cheaper than the last place I mentioned. They only have the one leaf it's under embellished molds. Hope this helps.

Wildrose

jennifer-t Posted 17 Jan 2012 , 2:22am

Guess what!? I was able to get the molds from ChefRubber ...

Turns out there is something wrong with their site and only allowing the one REALLY expensive shipping option. icon_eek.gif

Shipping ended up only being $15-20.

Thanks so much WildRose ... you're a life saver!!

Wildrose6633 Posted 18 Jan 2012 , 6:27am

I'm so happy I was able to help you. thumbs_up.gif

jennifer-t Posted 18 Jan 2012 , 6:31am

Thanks again!icon_smile.gif

The cake is due jan 27th .. So I will be sure to post picutres once its done.

jennifer-t Posted 28 Jan 2012 , 9:41am

Thanks for your input everyone!

Here's the completed cake. Let me know what you think? icon_smile.gif
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IvyCakes Posted 28 Jan 2012 , 9:53am

Oh, wow, that turned out beyond stunning! icon_surprised.gif

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