I have a sand castle birthday cake this Saturday and I've made some cute fondant accents to go with it (thanks to inspiration cake here). I wanted to do some seashells, but I just know that chocolate shells won't hold up (it's an outdoor pool party Saturday morning). Does anyone have any suggestions on what I could do instead of chocolate? I've not made shells w/fondant/gumpaste before, would that be hard?
Thanks in advance for any help.
You can use fondant in a mold, have you considered candy clay...very tasty. Dust mold with powdered sugar or cornstarch to prevent fondant/clay from sticking. Good luck on shells.
I use Merckens choc. and I know for a fact, it would take a VERY high temp to melt them. The UPS man once left a case IN THE SUN on a very hot day.... the disks were just fine...
I doubt this info will be helpful since your cake is due this Saturday, but Cal Java has some awesome sea shell molds for fondant. You might want to look at them for future sea shells! Good luck!