So im not much of a baker. and im making a cake for my fiance who is a gun enthusiast. and hunting enthusiast. The cake im making is going to have a shot gun on it. But i want the detail on it to stand out just like the mold has on it. Which fondant would be best to use for that?
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so is this a mold for chocolate? is it a stiff mold or a flexible mold?
if it's not a flexible mold then you might not get a lot of texture in the fondant--if it's a stiff, solid mold made for chocolates then why not do it in chocolate?
you might get better definition if you use marzipan but getting it out of the mold might be a chore--but i'm just guessing that it's a chocolate mold--not flexible--
otherwise if it flexes--any fondant should do--i knead in cornstarch to help it dry crisp-- a lot of my peers would add tylose powder to help it dry crisp--and to get good results you need to knead the fondant for several minutes to get it all warmed up and stretchy
nlittle: Lucky find for you. I've always kept my eye out for gun/hunting molds and rarely find them. Never found a candy mold for a shotgun!
And If it's a candy/chocolate mold, use confectioners coating chocolate not fondant. Every tiny detail will be perfect with chocolate and the firm chocolate piece will more closely replicate a shiny metal gun, than a soft pliable piece of fondant.
There are several handgun and rifle cookie cutters, especially in copper.
you could also try to use candy clay also called modelling chocolate--because you can get most of your definition and texture and you can add details afterward too
you just add corn syrup to melted choco--be sure they are about the same temperature--stir it on purpose it sets up quick--just find any recipe--you can color it different colors too--
hey, the light bulb just went off in my head--that's what you meant by which kind of 'fondant' --
you probably wanna chill it to get it out of the mold---you could possibly de-mold it with a warm towel placed on the mold side and quickly whapping it on the table--
and you can smooth out booboos with the warmth of your hand-
you would let it set up then roll out a piece to squish in there--
melted choco would be easier probably--there's a little learning curve to either way
i would add the color as you melt the stuff--powdered color would be the easiest or 'candy' color which is oil based to work better with chocolate--
you can buy already colored chocolate too--that would be easiest! if you need different shades of grey or brown or whatever--mix some white in --