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So im not much of a baker. and im making a cake for my fiance who is a gun enthusiast. and hunting enthusiast. The cake im making is going to have a shot gun on it. But i want the detail on it to stand out just like the mold has on it. Which fondant would be best to use for that?

post #2 of 12

what kind of mold do you have?

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i think i'd like ghirardelli and hershey for starters...

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if you had your own tv show what would be your favorite commercial/sponsor

i think i'd like ghirardelli and hershey for starters...

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post #3 of 12
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2 cavity mold plus 1 bullet, measures 9" X 2 3/4" wide.  
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so is this a mold for chocolate? is it a stiff mold or a flexible mold?

 

if it's not a flexible mold then you might not get a lot of texture in the fondant--if it's a stiff, solid mold made for chocolates then why not do it in chocolate?

 

you might get better definition if you use marzipan but getting  it out of the mold might be a chore--but i'm just guessing that it's a chocolate mold--not flexible--

 

otherwise if it flexes--any fondant should do--i knead in cornstarch to help it dry crisp-- a lot of my peers would add tylose powder to help it dry crisp--and to get good results you need to knead the fondant for several minutes to get it all warmed up and stretchy

if you had your own tv show what would be your favorite commercial/sponsor

i think i'd like ghirardelli and hershey for starters...

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if you had your own tv show what would be your favorite commercial/sponsor

i think i'd like ghirardelli and hershey for starters...

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post #5 of 12
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It is used for choc. I looked all over the internet decent gun molds and I can't find anything at all. When I came across the shot gun that wasn't microscopic I was set on it.
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nlittle: Lucky find for you.  I've always kept my eye out for gun/hunting molds and rarely find them. Never found a candy mold for a shotgun!

 

And If it's a candy/chocolate mold, use confectioners coating chocolate not fondant.  Every tiny detail will be perfect with chocolate and the firm chocolate piece will more closely replicate a shiny metal gun, than a soft pliable piece of fondant.

 

There are several handgun and rifle cookie cutters, especially in copper.

automatic handgun

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I got it from confectioneryhouse.com
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you could also try to use candy clay also called modelling chocolate--because you can get most of your definition and texture and you can add details afterward too

 

you just add corn syrup to melted choco--be sure they are about the same temperature--stir it on purpose it sets up quick--just find any recipe--you can color it different colors too--

 

hey, the light bulb just went off in my head--that's what you meant by which kind of 'fondant' --

 

you probably wanna chill it to get it out of the mold---you could possibly de-mold it with a warm towel placed on the mold side and quickly whapping it on the table--

 

and you can smooth out booboos with the warmth of your hand-

 

you would let it set up then roll out a piece to squish in there--

 

melted choco would be easier probably--there's a little learning curve to either way

if you had your own tv show what would be your favorite commercial/sponsor

i think i'd like ghirardelli and hershey for starters...

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if you had your own tv show what would be your favorite commercial/sponsor

i think i'd like ghirardelli and hershey for starters...

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post #9 of 12
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Thank you sooooo much. Do they sell stuff to add color to it after its done?
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i would add the color as you melt the stuff--powdered color would be the easiest or 'candy' color which is oil based to work better with chocolate--

 

you can buy already colored chocolate too--that would be easiest! if you need different shades of grey or brown or whatever--mix some white in --

if you had your own tv show what would be your favorite commercial/sponsor

i think i'd like ghirardelli and hershey for starters...

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if you had your own tv show what would be your favorite commercial/sponsor

i think i'd like ghirardelli and hershey for starters...

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post #11 of 12
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You are amazing! Thank you
post #12 of 12

that mold is for a kind of a sawed off rifle, but the mold is specifically a plastic chocolate mold. Good Luck. He's going to like it.

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