I have a 6mm Pearl maker. I tried it out last night and it works AMAZINGLY. My question is how do I apply the pearls to the edge of my cake with the extra fondant sttip that is attached with it?? I hope this is making sense. Those who have these pearl markers should not what I am talking about.
Also, I apply cornstarch to the pearl maker so that the pearls do not stick. I can dust the extra off when removed, but it still leaves a white hue to the pearls. How can I get my pearls clean looking without the cornstarch remains.
That little strip goes to the lower back, right in the "corner" where the cake meets the board (or the lower tier). You can gently brush the cornstarch off with a dry brush or a brush dipped in a bit of shortening or alcohol, but apply cornstarch very sparingly to any mold - it can fill up little details in the mold. Gently dust the paste before you press it into the mold
I wasn't sure if you meant the plastic or silicone mould but I did a search and found this. Not sure if it is helpful to you.
When I have used mine I used a lifht smearing of shortening. I have the plastic one.
Rosiepan, that is a very helpful site - I recently got a silicone mold and haven't had a chance to use it, but that site will come in handy in a couple of weeks!