Use Of First Impression Molds

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boomerangbakerkaren Posted 6 Apr 2008 , 3:23pm
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Does anyone have any experience using the Horse Mold Large by First Impression Molds? I am thinking of using gumpaste to make a horse for the top of a wedding cake (which the bride has requested!). Thought this mold would be a huge help instead of me trying to free-form the horse. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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TheButterWench Posted 6 Apr 2008 , 6:20pm
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I've not used the horse but I have used most of the sea ones.

I've actually met the person that designs and makes them! Good people!.

I was skeptical because the molds have loads of nooks and crannies on how they would come out, afterall pulling on them would stretch them out of proportion.

I was told to push in the paste, throw it in the freezer and then unmold them.

I then placed what I needed on a parchment paper lined large sheet pan and placed them on the rolling rack to harden. I dusted the parchment with a little sachet of corn starch.

They sweated (condensation) but once they dried, they dried hard enough that I could handle them, paint in details.

Oh and for the mermaids I actually pressed in different color for the hair, body and tail and it all came out perfect!


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