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post #61 of 131
Very nice blwilley!! I'm going to b trying a new mold next week I found a cool icicle that I'm going to use to a frozen themed cake! Can't wait!
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post #62 of 131
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Morning Rexygirl.   Just reach outside your window for an example of an icicle! haha   No flying today!  The grands had to stay home today to play in the snow, so I just may try my hand at another mold.  The 6 yr; old was eating the flowers yesterday as fast as I could make them...I was practicing the folded flowers.  Then he asked for the 'green icing', which I had not even gotten out yet!  Didn't even pretend to wait for me to make some leaves first. lol 

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post #63 of 131
Haha!!! Yes I know it's a mess here but snowday yea!!
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post #64 of 131
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FYI - For anyone that is interested, here is the vegetable glycerin that I use in my mold making recipe, & it is on sale right now. 16oz. for $6.92, or 1 gal. for $47.98 if you use a lot of it, both with free shipping.  This is cheaper than my local store for the same brand.  And beats the pants off craft store food grade vegetable glycerin prices! 

http://www.pureformulas.com/vegetable-glycerine-16-oz-by-now.html?C...

I use NOW solutions, on the front of the bottle it says 'vegetable glycerine, 100% pure, versatile skin care.  On the side under suggested uses it says: 'The vegetable glycerin contained in this product is considered food grade.'  I got it at our local little combo health shop/pharmacy.  When I went in & told them what I needed, this was what they directed me to.    I am still on my first 16oz. bottle.  I keep remelting & reusing the same mold mix over & over.  I only keep the molds I know I will be using again.  Probably have only made 4 batches total so far. 

If anyone has another brand to offer, please let us know.  Choices are always welcome.


Edited by blwilley - 1/3/14 at 5:33pm

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post #65 of 131
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Does anyone else have problems spelling 'glycerin' AKA 'glycerine', or is it just me?? lol

My spell checker wants to leave off the 'e' at the end, but the store that sells it uses the 'e' at the end!  Go figure...

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post #66 of 131
Thank you for the heads up on the sale!
post #67 of 131
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Good evening Sammy09,

Glad to be of some help!  I ordered several bottles myself. lol

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post #68 of 131
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Making broach molds again folks, & learning as I go...

 

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I filled the bottom center of the broach with gumpaste so the mold mix would not get deep into it, would be too hard to get the gumpaste mold out that way.  Then I filled the bottom of the container, on the right, with gumpaste to push the broach protrusions down into, that gave it a flat surface to pour the mix on.  As you can see, this worked fine, the bottom of the broach did not get any mold mix under it.  I just love these disposable food containers, this one came with gravy in it from KFC.  The sq. one had potato salad from the grocery store. lol  But I do use them over & over again.

 

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This broach had a lot of definition that was picked up by the mold quite nicely, well defined.

 

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Here is the gumpaste broach with pearl dust on it.

 

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This smaller pin was prepared the same way.  The stick pin part on the back was pushed down into a layer of gumpaste already in the bottom of the container, so when it was poured, it would come out flat on the bottom, just like the larger one did.

 

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Here I have painted the edges of the larger pin with an edible silver glaze, all that I had available just now.  Waiting for my silver luster dust to arrive.  Then I painted the smaller pin with it & sprinkled on some cupcake gems in shimmer silver, also in place of the desired luster dust.  Bur it was fun!  These will go on a cake I am doing to surprise an old friend.  The one that said that she had heard that I made a pretty descent tasting fondant!  Then I put the pins back into the fondant bases in the containers so I can make some more molds to give to a few friends to use.  There were no issues with pouring the hot mold mix over the gumpaste base, no melting, & it released easily with (the smaller one), & without (the larger one), being sprayed lightly first.   I was able to get very good detail, definition, with both of these molds.

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When I poured this second mold, at the bottom, I sprayed the pin, gumpaste, & container lightly first.  You can see a difference in the appearance of the 2 molds.  I believe the detail is a little better also, so this is something to keep in mind.  I filled them both in layers so I could push the gumpaste into the crevices defining the underside of the top petals, then another layer to finish off the bottom layer of petals/pearls.  I let them set for a few minutes only before releasing carefully from the mold.  Next time I will let them harden some to see if they will keep definition better, without breaking when being removed from the mold.  Go back & clean up between the bottom petals as needed.  I also used the original recipe, with the glucose/corn syrup this time.

Now I have a way of using the poured method, even when the botton of the object is not flat, and will not need to suspend the object any more.  Hope this answered a few more questions...and have fun!

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post #69 of 131
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Hi everybody!

I finally had a chance to use the nice big piece of lace applique that I bought online.

 

I cut one, of the two that I have, into 4 major pieces, and will be working with the bottom section today.

 

This is a full size turntable like you would use on a pantry shelf for cans & such.  I used cardboard strips to contain the mold mix so the mold would not be larger than was necessary.   But , as you can see, it filled the whole thing!  And you can see the cardboard under the piece of lace/applique.

 

 I pasted the lace applique to a piece of cutout cardboard to give it some depth, it was not very thick on it'd own.  AND, we have very good detail as a result!  This thing turned out to be 6" wide & 9" high!  You can see my hand behind it.  I will never be doing a cake that will take this, so I will definitely be melting this one down for reuse.  I am going to cut the applique into smaller pieces & work them into a pattern that will be approx. 4" high so it will wrap around a cake.  That will be something I might be able to use. lol

 

But this is a pretty piece of lace applique!  I am very pleased with how it turned out.  It has been treated with pearl luster dust to bring out the detail a little better.  So to answer an earlier question...yes, this mold recipe can be used to make a form for lace.  I did not use cornstarch or spray on the mold, I just pressed the gumpaste, had no fondant available just now, into the mold, removing the excess around the edges for better definition, let it set about 5 minutes, then placed it gumpaste side down & removed the mold by peeling it up & back.  

 

My original mold, 4 months old now, is still hanging in there, and shows no sign of decay in any way.  I have found that the softness, pliability of the molds, feels better when they are kept in containers rather than left out to dry and harden some.  I am now keeping my containers/plastic tubs in the frig in the basement.

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post #70 of 131
Looks great! I could definitely see this large piece at the center of a three tier cake!! Gotta try doing some lace!!
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post #71 of 131
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Thanks Jersey!  If anyone could make this big one 'pop', it'll be you!

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post #72 of 131
Haha! icon_smile.gif I did melt down my molds to make an icicle mold, I forgot to take a pic of the mold but here's a pic of the cake I did for a friends daughter

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post #73 of 131
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These are gorgeous!  Wow, but you are GOOD! 

And I just LUV the guys on top!!!

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post #74 of 131
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post #75 of 131
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I cut the lace piece into 5 smaller pieces, then made molds for them.

 

 

 

A little luster dust for definition...

 

 

Below are some possible combinations using these pieces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are so many things you can do with them. 

 

I was going to make molds of these combos, but now I don't see the need for doing that.

So I will work on the 4" high wrap around one next using a different piece of this original applique.

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