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Decorating By raniafayed Updated 12 Sep 2012 , 10:36pm by DeniseNH

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raniafayed Posted 4 Jul 2012 , 7:06pm
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i have a few things i need help with, if anyone can answer my questions i would really appreciate it. I am using a silicone mold for the first time, once i pull out the fondant do i stick it on the cake straight away or do leave it to dry then stick it on the cake? thank u

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poohsmomma Posted 4 Jul 2012 , 7:12pm
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You can do either. Fondant right from the mold will take the shape of the cake better-if, for instance, it's going on the side of a round cake.
If left to dry for a while, they will be more sturdy and easier to work with.

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raniafayed Posted 10 Jul 2012 , 6:05pm
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so it just depends if i want it to take the shape of the cake or not, is that right? if it doesnt need to take the shape of the cake i can let it dry first, is that right? thank you for ur help

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icer101 Posted 10 Jul 2012 , 6:24pm
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raniafayed, that is correct.

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Lynne3 Posted 10 Jul 2012 , 6:36pm
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Another tip - If you are going to dust the piece from the mold, you may want to dust it before applying it. It's a lot cleaned that way

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Tjensen Posted 10 Jul 2012 , 9:14pm
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Another, another tip lol:
I had to do 150 brooches for a cake recently and I used my luster dust and dusted the moulds with it instead of cornstarch before putting the fondant/gumpaste in the mold... when they came out they were dusted and could go straight to the cake... saved me sooooo much time!

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kakeladi Posted 10 Jul 2012 , 10:21pm
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.......used my luster dust and dusted the moulds..........

That's fine but it leaves dust in the mold and sometime in the future you won't want that in it icon_sad.gif Some dusts are very, very difficult to get/wash out.

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raniafayed Posted 12 Sep 2012 , 10:23pm
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I appreciate all the help

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DeniseNH Posted 12 Sep 2012 , 10:36pm
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Try one, if it stretches out of shape when handled, then leave it on waxed paper for a while to air dry, a half hour should do it.

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