I was wondering if anyone has ever used the plastic candy molds for anything other than chocolates? Can you use them to make fondant or royal icing decorations? I want to be able to make little baby shower "candies" to put on the sides of my cake. All the pre-made decoration colors are too bold, I need some pastel colored decorations.
Any ideas, tips, suggestions would be great!
Thank you in advance!!
yes, you can.
tho' RI (royal icing) will take a long time to dry (so little surface area actually exposed vs. amount of RI -- some of those molds are very deep)
fondant -- easier as can pop it out and set aside to dry.
You can still get pastels with the pre-colored candy melts. If they are to dark just mix in white candy melts until you get the desired shade of candy.
You can mold sugar in candy molds, too. Just know that the sugar may scratch the inside surface. I haven't had a problem with that, but it's a possiblity.
As for pastels, just reverse what Newtodecorating suggested. Start with white, then add tiny amounts of colored candy until you get the shade you want.
If you are using the molds for RI do you need to coat the surface with anything (e.g. cooking spray, etc...)?
"tho' RI (royal icing) will take a long time to dry (so little surface area actually exposed vs. amount of RI -- some of those molds are very deep)"
I'm confused about this because royal icing (when I've piped it out onto waxed paper at least) is pretty fragile. I've also ordered royal decorations online and at least a few are always broken.
Those decorations in the grocery store are rock hard--I'd like to know how to make these too---if it is royal, maybe the thicker it is, the stronger it becomes??
I've used them for fondant and they've come out just fine. I did use the tiniest amount of oil in the moulds first.
As for the royal icing, I think if you use an extra tablespoon full of merganue (sp) powder, it will dry harder. I would still go for either the chocolate or the fondant. Good Luck!!!