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How to Get the Most Out of Your Silicone Molds Using Gumpaste

Updated: Apr 15

One of the significant invention in the baking industry is the silicone mold. The ability to withstand high temparature resulted in various shapes of molds created so that a product can be baked into the shape required either to minimize wastage, baking time or for its an smooth crumbless looking sides.

Tips for Using Silicone Molds with Gumpaste

Silicone molds used for cake decorating enables the creation of a variety of gumpaste decorative embellishment. Some of these molds are costly, creative use of them is an advantage.

Examples of different ways molds could be used:

  1. using a mould with another material or technique (gumpaste + dragees)

  2. using two different moulds to form a design

  3. using part of a mould

Molds are not meant to be used per se, therefore all moulds are good investment if used creatively.

A Example of How to Use Silicone Mold

Champagne bubbles effect

How to make a design which looks like hundreds of Champagne bubbles floating up.

silicone mold + gumpaste

The Pearl Border Silicone Mold and a roll of gumpaste.

how to fill up silicone mold with gumpaste

A rolling pin helps to ensure paste gets into all cavities and produce an even, thin and flat bottom surface.

the result from the mold

Make use of the flexibility of silicone during unmoulding so that pearls look round and unstretched.

Trim off side excesses.

decorative dragees and tools

Some dragees, water spray bottle and tweezer.

Cake tutorial: final outcome

The end cake design; bubble effect, brush embroidery and ruffles, with a laser cut topper.

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