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First Impression Baby Mold

post #1 of 25
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Okay, so I bought one of the sleeping baby molds from First Impression. The rubber mold doesn't look like a baby to me but I am willing to give it a try. How the heck do I do this?!?!?!
post #2 of 25
it does look kind of funny. What I did was grease the inside and around the edges. Then fill with gumpaste, fondant, whatever. I put mine in the fridge for about 20 minutes, take it out and the form comes out quite easily. Good luck.
post #3 of 25
I didn't grease the mold. I add some Tylose to my fondant, get my fondant really loose by kneading in some Crisco, then press it in the mold. I stick them in the freezer for about 10 minutes, then pop them out. When they have totally dried, I brush some luster dust on for hair, and touch up the eyelashes, eyebrows, and lips with my Americolor markers.
I love how they turn out. Here's what mine look like when finished.
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1710533
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post #4 of 25
I love the mold too. you don't want to put grease/crisco in the mold because it may clump in the tiny crevices and blur the intricate details of this mold. I use Tylose like poohsmomma; but I used cocoa powder for the hair and highlights. Here's what mine looked like; http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1854909
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post #5 of 25
I agree with jones5cm, don't grease the mold...there's really no reason to, it will pop right out!

To start out, color your fondant/gumpaste the flesh color you want. Then make a skinny egg shape with your fondant. For me, I start by pushing the smaller end of the fondant "egg" into the head area, then the rest will follow, the torso, and finally the little butt and legs. I continuously squish the fondant/gumpaste into the mold for a minute or two until I feel like it should be in every crevice. I cut off any remaining fondant/gumpaste, then I put it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. When you take it out, pull back the mold and it should pop right out! For coloring/dusting, you can follow the (wonderful!) tutorial on CC...http://cakecentral.com/articles/683/how-to-make-a-gumpaste-baby-with-mold#more-683
Okay, so that is pretty much the same instructions I said...must be where I learned to make it! LOL!

Here are how mine turned out....
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1849601
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1796283
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1935377

Good luck...post pics when you're done!
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post #6 of 25
I agree, you don't need grease...I used flesh tone tinted gumpaste and froze it. I noticed that the freezing makes it slick and easy to pop out, it dries in seconds. I used a lil bit of cocoa powder for the hair. There is a close up in my pics on the baby shower cake if you want to see it. It was my first time and a lot easier than I thought it would be.
post #7 of 25
I actually spoke to the lady at First Impressions, she said to lightly dust the mold with corn starch. You then smoosh the fondant/gum paste into it really well. Make sure that the bottom is level. Freeze for about 20 minutes and then pop it out. Paint/dust at you like. Here are a couple of mine.

http://cakecentral.com//gallery/1758395
http://cakecentral.com//gallery/1346951
http://cakecentral.com//gallery/1286736

That last one is the first one I had ever done.
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post #8 of 25
I agree with everyone else. No grease necessary, I actually made mine out of fondant. I shoved and shoved and shoved it in the mold making sure it would fill every tiny crevice. I then stuck it in the freezer for about 20 min. and it popped right out. I then dusted the hair with a little cocoa powder. Here is a link to mine: http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1962009
post #9 of 25
my apologies here. someone told me to do that. Baby turned out perfect but now I know better. thanks.
post #10 of 25
I need to correct my post, you don't dust the mold you dust the fondant and then smoosh it in the mold.
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post #11 of 25
Where do I order the mold from?
It is so adorable. I have a babyshower cake in April.

Thanks,
post #12 of 25
I ordered mine at globalsugarart.com
I love my mold...so easy!! I use fondant with tylose powder and shove into mold...pop into freezer for about 5 -10 minutes and it pops right out!
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post #13 of 25
cakefairy03, I'm glad you posted here. I copied your bee baby but couldn't find it again to credit you in my pic description. Thanks!

I agree with the others, roll it like an egg, dust it and work it into the mold. The only thing I would add is to be verysubtle when adding hair/eyes/lips, etc. It's too easy to make it look like a baby with make-up.

Here's mine:

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1911234/1912679
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post #14 of 25
Hi all,

I'm new to this website & absolutely love it!! I ordered my baby mold today & was so excited to come across all your helpful hints! Thanks so much, can't wait to get started! All your photos are gorgeous, the babies turn out so well.
post #15 of 25
if you go to firstimpressionsmolds(dot)com they have tips on how to use their molds with every kind of medium you can think of... gumpaset, chocolate, butter...ect was a big help when i got my mold HTH
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