dendee63 Posted 31 Dec 2012 , 10:18am
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AHi everyone. can anyone tell me what is the best way to use silicone moulds. Im having real trouble with gettin fondant icing out in one bit. Can anyone help please :-).

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Evoir Posted 31 Dec 2012 , 10:30am
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Hi dendee

 

I would suggest making sure you dust your fondant ball with corn starch before pressing it into your mould. You can then pop it in the freezer for 10 minutes or so until its partially hardened, at which point you should find it easier to remove by flexing the mould.

 

Hope this helps!

dendee63 Posted 31 Dec 2012 , 10:56am
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AThankyou so much Evoir i will give this a go. Thanks again ;-)

JanDunlevy Posted 31 Dec 2012 , 3:04pm
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AI had always used the cornstarch idea until I went to a class with Collette Peters and she suggested rubbing the inside of your mold with shortening. Her thoughts were that cornstarch can get into some of the details of the mold causing distortion. I tried her method and it worked very well. I still always pop it in the freezer before removing from the mold. Hope this helps.

AZCouture Posted 31 Dec 2012 , 6:53pm
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Originally Posted by JanDunlevy 

I had always used the cornstarch idea until I went to a class with Collette Peters and she suggested rubbing the inside of your mold with shortening. Her thoughts were that cornstarch can get into some of the details of the mold causing distortion. I tried her method and it worked very well. I still always pop it in the freezer before removing from the mold. Hope this helps.

That's what I do too as long as I don' have to paint it afterwards, then the paint beads up from the shortening. But I definitely pop it in the freezer too no matter what. Sure makes it pop right out easy.

Jeannem Posted 1 Jan 2013 , 5:08pm
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Not sure how intricate your mold is, but I just fill my molds with product, put it in the freezer, and it pops right out. If you put cornstarch, shortening or anything else in that mold, there eventually will be a "build-up" of residue. Good luck cleaning that out..
 

Gerle Posted 2 Jan 2013 , 12:26am
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I agree with Jeannem...I just put the gumpast/fondant into the mold, freeze it, and it pops right out.  I, too, didn't want the buildup that could be caused from using cornstarch or shortening.  The only silicone mold I have problems with is the one with the intricate snowflakes.  There are some of those that no matter how careful I am and no matter what I do, parts of the snowflake are so delicate that they break off in the mold and I can't get a full snowflake out of them.

dendee63 Posted 2 Jan 2013 , 10:49am
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AThanks to you all :-) ive done cornstarch and the shortening, so now going to try just the freezer all worked well so far thanks very much. Dendee :-) happy new year.

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