What Do You Use?

Decorating By Chris449842 Updated 7 Feb 2013 , 11:33am by Chris449842

Chris449842 Posted 6 Feb 2013 , 11:30am
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Originally Posted by Chellescakes 

Some are full moulds , some just faces . I actually just use the face part myself , I fashion a kinda head shaped ball with a bit of a neck and push it into the mould . Mostly I cover the back with hair and I find this way I don't have to work so hard to remove the mould line that forms where the two halves meet.


I have seen few molds in squires, need to get some pennies, do you coat the icing in cornfloutr before you put it in? I used to make soaps and have a few wee silicone molds and i tried to push in fondant into 1 easy mold just a smiley face one and tried to peel it off, came to bits lol i gather you are meant to leave it in mold to harden up? xxx

Chellescakes Posted 6 Feb 2013 , 10:20pm
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Yes you put the cornflower on the icing , not the mould.   If you use a paste that is sort of firmish you should be able to take it out straight away. If you have problems you can pop it into the freezer for five minutes and then it should pop out fairly easily. 

Chris449842 Posted 6 Feb 2013 , 10:33pm
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Originally Posted by Chellescakes 

Yes you put the cornflower on the icing , not the mould.   If you use a paste that is sort of firmish you should be able to take it out straight away. If you have problems you can pop it into the freezer for five minutes and then it should pop out fairly easily. 


Thats great, thank you so much, will let you know how i get on xx

DeniseNH Posted 6 Feb 2013 , 10:57pm
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If the figurine is going to be saved, why not make it out of Sculpey.  When baked, it's just like porcelain and you can stick a skewer into it just before baking -  that will hold it up; then the recipient can remove the skewer for display in their china hutch.  And before anyone gives me heck for putting Sculpey on a cake surface, I've done a lot of research on this and Sculpey is not dangerous, hazardous, toxic when placed on icing - but just in case someone might think that, I make sure to put it on a wooden skewer 1/16th of an inch above the icing.

Chris449842 Posted 7 Feb 2013 , 10:20am
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Originally Posted by DeniseNH 

If the figurine is going to be saved, why not make it out of Sculpey.  When baked, it's just like porcelain and you can stick a skewer into it just before baking -  that will hold it up; then the recipient can remove the skewer for display in their china hutch.  And before anyone gives me heck for putting Sculpey on a cake surface, I've done a lot of research on this and Sculpey is not dangerous, hazardous, toxic when placed on icing - but just in case someone might think that, I make sure to put it on a wooden skewer 1/16th of an inch above the icing.


What is sculpey is it like some kind of dough or clay? 

Thanks xx

Chellescakes Posted 7 Feb 2013 , 11:02am
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Sculpey is clay , but I find it a little expensive.  However they have really good face moulds in that brand . You can usually find them in a craft shop . 

Chris449842 Posted 7 Feb 2013 , 11:33am
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Originally Posted by Chellescakes 

Sculpey is clay , but I find it a little expensive.  However they have really good face moulds in that brand . You can usually find them in a craft shop . 


Oh really, will go and google, and get ready to call my bank manager for a loan to buy all this lol . 

Thank you xxx

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