I have been seeing a lot of amazing molds to decorate cakes and so forth, but have never used one before. Would love to start using them, any tips as to the best way to use them, fillings, etc...
You just work the fondant smooth & push it into the mold making sure it is filled solid then scrape off any excess Pop out your beautiful creation usually by pushing up from the bottom while gently pulling it out Some items need a lot of care when removing so they are not miss shapened Just a little practice & you will find them easy to use
Silicone molds can also be used for cookie dough. I dip a ball of dough into granulated sugar to keep it from sticking in the mold. Then turn the mold over, lay flat on the counter, & lift up the edges to pop out the dough.
As @kakeladi says, level off the back so you don't have a hump on the back of the item. You can use your fingers to do this. I like the little plastic gumpaste knife as it's handy & it doesn't cut the old.
Holy crud, MBalaska...those cookies are so awesome!!! I wanna do that!!!!
Yes, MBalaska, the cookie idea is brilliant! They are beautiful!
Shea, I have found that it helps to put the mold in the freezer for a few minutes to help the fondant firm up. It makes it easier to remove cleanly. Most people dust their molds with corn starch, but I prefer to use a tiny bit of Crisco to grease them. Wipe off any excess.
Oh the things we forget to mention Yes Sandra you are right at least in my book :) Reminds us Again what works for one might not work for all