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post #106 of 117

Hi - I have been sneakily watching this thread with the idea of trying this one day, sorry I hadn't posted yet! But I wanted to chime in and say you only have a short window of time in which you can edit a post (not sure how long that actually is though). You can delete after a while, but not edit. 

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Hi - I have been sneakily watching this thread with the idea of trying this one day, sorry I hadn't posted yet! But I wanted to chime in and say you only have a short window of time in which you can edit a post (not sure how long that actually is though). You can delete after a while, but not edit.

Hi Dayti, Welcome-Welcome-Welcome!

 

Thanks for joining us!  I posted it, read it, & tried to fix it, all pretty much bam, bam, bam.  Then I tried, on & off, right up till the little 'pen' went away.   It is some times not so important, but can be frustrating at other times.  Wish a moderator, or whatever they are called, could help.

My hubby likes your little blue cake.  Oh, and I see you are from Spain!  Have been trying for about a year to learn Spanish on my own, but no go.  Can't seem to remember anything.  Can't be my age....

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post #108 of 117

This is fantastic! Thanks so much for posting this. I have been looking for ready made products to make my molds and just happened to stumble across this thread.

post #109 of 117

Sorry didn't finish my thread. Would hot sugar melt the mold? I want to make sugar glass, bottles etc.

Thanks again.

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This is fantastic! Thanks so much for posting this. I have been looking for ready made products to make my molds and just happened to stumble across this thread.

Welcome,... and you are welcome!, to use this & share it around.  Enjoy.

And don't be concerned with how lumpy & dry it appears when first mixed, it will melt down just fine in the microwave.  Cut it into smallish pieces to remelt, and it is reusable.

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post #111 of 117
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Sorry didn't finish my thread. Would hot sugar melt the mold? I want to make sugar glass, bottles etc.

Thanks again.

I feel sure it would melt the mold.  Hot sugar melts flesh off of bone!  These are made to be remelted for reuse, so , NO, it would not withstand that kind of heat.  Sorry.  I have not tried this, just a very likely assumption on my part.

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post #112 of 117
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Hi everyone!

 

I have started another new thread, and hope you will take time to check it out.  Yesterday I watched a tutorial on a new product called DecoGel by IcingImages, used in decorating a cake.  You know what the grandkids all say, 'Can we do it? Yes we can!'  Well, we did it! lol   Hope to see you there, Bonnie.

 

 

 

http://cakecentral.com/t/769021/homemade-gel-for-decorating-cakes-recipe


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post #113 of 117
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Just think, 'Kids' & 'Gummies'!

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post #114 of 117
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FYI: I used this opportunity to add a Tablespoon of water to my leftover, cut up, mold materials, instead of glycerine, before reheating it, and it did help restore the desired consistency to the mold itself!   Reheating leftover mold material in the microwave tends to dry it out over time, this is another option to correct this issue.  I am still reheating, and reusing, some of my original batches.  Have not had to throw any out yet! 

 

I finally found a receptacle of the right size to try this project.  Or so I thought!  Make sure that it does not get smaller at the top!  Do as I say, not as I did!  I had a hard time getting the doll out of the mold, so I could get the mold out of the glass!  If it had been larger at the top, I could have pulled doll, in mold, out easily.

I put reg. leftover gumpaste in bottom of glass, to size the glass to the doll, less wasted space this way.  Left about 1/2" between the paste & the top of the head.   

 

I made a cut up the BACK of the mold, so any seam, in the finished fondant/gumpaste/chocolate doll, would not be an issue.  This will allow easy removal of the finished product.

 

One doll topper is finished, and another one is in the mold.  The excess is left on the bottom to form the top of a skirt, any shape you need, once the 'doll' is removed from the mold.  Fill the mold fully, to fill all the little nock & crannies.  Squeeze just enough to close the slit in the back, forcing excess material back into the mold, or remove it as needed.  Then remove from mold to dry.  It will not dry well in the mold.  I did not spray, or powder, before putting the fondant into the mold, and they came out well, but will try them next time, just to see what works best.

As you can see, the doll 's head got a little too close to the edge while in the mold, but it has not been an issue, still holds the full pattern of the hair when removed.  Just keep your doll straighter! lol

 

I was able to get a pretty good model from the mold.  Now, if I could only paint...

 

You can move the head around while still soft, for desired effect, one is looking up, the other down.  We also have 2 different skirt top shapes.  And 1 is holding a scarf effect, the other is not!  Both from the same mold, play with it!

 

 Now you can have a totally edible Princess, or Barbie, cake.  Just put one of these on top, instead of a real doll, and it looks just as good! (Assuming you can paint! lol))  I was quite pleased with them.  Clarifying the mix before pouring will probably come in handy here, for an even smoother finish.

 

Happy playtime in the kitchen everyone!
 

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post #115 of 117
Thank you!
post #116 of 117

awesome!!  You rock

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post #117 of 117

Just wanted to say thanks blwilley I had to make some chocolate shells and read this whole thread before I started.  I could not find coconut oil so ended up using Costumeczar's gelatine mould recipe but used your technique of setting the shells (yes cleaned thoroughly first) on a bed of fondant in a container.  It worked perfectly, one thing I did work out after a couple of tries, was to spray the shells lightly with canola spray and all the ridges popped out of the mould a lot easier.  My cake was all chocolate, the shells are chocolate painted with a mixture of candy oil colours and petal dusts.

Thanks for this thread and sharing all your experimenting :) 

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