I’m sorry about the glare, I like to do my fondant work on my cutting board and the flash made a terrible glare!
First I dusted my mold with a little powdered sugar. Then I took a mixture of chocolate fondant mixed with modeling chocolate and rolled a log and “smooshed” it into the mold. I put too much fondant into the mold and had to “cut” some of it out. It was too hot in my kitchen to be using modeling chocolate so the impressions did not turn out as well as I would have liked.
Be sure to put powdered sugar on your board to prevent sticking. Doesn’t it look great with this dark brown? It tasted yummy too!
I made a small cake for church so that I could test these molds out.
The best part is how easily it molded onto the round curve of the cake and was very quick and easy to make.
Wouldn’t this also look great as wings on a bat or bird? Just make the middle part a bird or something and you have a double use for this mold!
Next I tried out just straight fondant, I used green so you could see the fondant in the mold.
(Yes, I know that my apron looks like a hospital gown here, but I promise that I am not crazy!)
Next I used an angled spatula cut excess fondant out.
buttercream, if my cake had been covered in fondant, I would have used either water or vanilla extract to adhere the fondant. This one was not as clear either.
I tried a different approach on my third lace mold. I tried using even less fondant.
Then I “smooshed” the fondant into all the crevices of the mold. I then took my roller and rolled the fondant smoothly into the mold.
I then trimmed off any extra fondant again after removing it from the mold.
You can also make impressions onto fondant to cover the cake.
I rolled my fondant out onto the board. I then gently pressed the mold onto the fondant. Do not use your roller, it distorted the image.
This mold would be great for any kind of fancy cake, and it is big enough to use on big cakes or as the entire design on a small cake. If you would like to purchase this mold go here: http://www.decoratethecake.com/store/Default.asp , they are also on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Overland-Park-KS/Decorate-The-Cake/246958540088?ref=ts&ajaxpipe=1&__a=26
I hope you enjoy using molds as much as I did, I have more to come!