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Candy Molds for Fondant/Gumpaste?

post #1 of 12
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I have a lot of clear plastic candy molds & was wondering if anyone has ever used them to make fondant/gumpaste figures. etc. with to use for decorating your cakes & if so, what were your results? I am new to using gumpaste, so any tips for using them would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 12
I bet you could use them - maybe pop them in the freezer for a minute before trying to unmold them.
post #3 of 12
I have used them before, I just dusted them lightly with cornstarch before using.
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post #4 of 12
I use them all the time for gumpaste and fondant, that is what I bought them for, not candy. I just grease very lightly with crisco, pop in the freezer for a few minutes and out they pop.
post #5 of 12
I've done it a lot, too. I don't put anything in them but the gumpaste (no corn starch or crisco). Works like a charm.
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post #6 of 12
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icon_biggrin.gif Thank you all so much! I only make candy for the holidays now & thought, why not see if I could use all these molds for something else..... icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by adree313

I've done it a lot, too. I don't put anything in them but the gumpaste (no corn starch or crisco). Works like a charm.



Thanks! I am so glad to know that. Getting that cornstarch off is a pain in the rear.
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post #8 of 12
I tried that last night with Fondant and I'm having a problem getting the Fondant out of the molds eeeek!!!any advice??? yes I put it in the freezer for a few min. and I still cant get them out!uuuggghhhh. icon_cry.gif
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post #9 of 12
I just used molds last night. I sprayed a little pam in the mold, pushed them in and pulled them out. Easy peasy. Didn't think of trying to freeze them, or use cornstarch. That might have made more sense!
post #10 of 12
Cookie not so sure about the freezer thingie I still cant get mine out!!! and I did them last night whaaaaa icon_cry.gif
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post #11 of 12
I think gumpaste may work best. just found out the hard way that fondant is too difficult to work with on these molds. Also, I hear the cornstarch is hard to work with for this molds too. I will continue to play around with iticon_smile.gif
post #12 of 12
I use my candy molds with mmf. I spray them with cooking spray and have never had a problem getting the fondant out. I blot them with a paper towel to get the excess spray off and then put them on a cookie sheet and place in the oven with just the light on to help them dry out. HTH someone.
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