Silicone Fondant and Chocolate Moulds
Mould your sweet treats into the shape you desire with our wide range of marvellous moulds at Spotlight. Whether you are moulding candy or confectionary, creating a sculpture for a chocoholic, or making lollipops and sweets with the kids, we have got the mould for you in this selection. Shop moulds at Spotlight today for a wide choice of shapes and impressions that will make sure that your sweets always look a treat.
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How To Use Intricate Moulds For My Baking Projects?
Moulds are essential when you want to make your way through the world of cake decorating. You can get moulds in all shapes, sizes, and materials these days, so it is certainly important to get familiar with the tools you can use. If you would like to learn more about working with moulds, be sure to check out our overview.
How Do I Use Big Silicone Moulds?
One of the most common types of moulds you will encounter is the silicone mould. Silicone moulds are commonly used for fondant and are relatively easy to use for beginners.
Before you insert any fondant in a silicone mould, you must apply a little corn starch over the entirety of the mould. Once you have applied corn starch, be sure to remove any excess. You should only be left with a small dusting of corn starch before you add fondant.
When your mould is prepared with corn starch, take a little bit of the fondant in your hand and roll it into a sausage shape. Then, place the sausage over the mould and push the fondant into the mould with your fingers. During this process, you should also cover your fingers with some corn starch, this will prevent the fondant from sticking to your fingers.
To ensure the fondant is spread smoothly over the entirety of the mould, it is usually a good idea to go over it with a plastic rolling pin. You should also cover your rolling pin with a small amount of corn starch. If there are any fondant lumps sticking out after the pressing process, you can remove it with a sharp knife.
To take the fondant from your mould, you can simply bend the mould. The fondant should come out without any trouble.
How Do I Use Small Silicone Moulds?
Fondant added to smaller silicone moulds are more prone to breaking when you try to get the fondant from the mould, this due to the smaller size of the mould. As such, it is best to strengthen the fondant before you attempt to mould it.
When you work with smaller silicone moulds, you will use the same corn starch and rolling pin method we described above. However, you will need to add a strengthening powder to your fondant, this will prevent it from breaking when you take it out.
Once you have added and rolled the fondant into the smaller mould, you can remove any excess with a sharp knife. When you need to remove excess more than once, be sure to clean your knife properly. If you do not clean your knife, it may cause your knife to stick and pull out the fondant from the mould.
How Do I Use Intricate Moulds?
Intricate moulds can require a little bit more work, but they do deliver some detailed shapes that will look amazing on your cake. Fortunately, there is a working method that will make things a little easier.
First, add some corn starch to the intricate mould. Then, take the required amount of fondant and press it into the mould shape. You can keep the edges as smooth as possible by using your fingers. If there is any excess fondant on top of the mould, slice it away with a sharp knife.
For intricate shapes, it is not unusual for the fondant not to fill the entire mould, leaving you with unwanted gaps. When this occurs, simply add a little more fondant and then trim any excess with a knife.
Incredibly detailed moulds may also cause the fondant to break when you try to remove the fondant from them. A strengthening powder is often not enough, so it is recommended to place your mould in the freezer for approximately fifteen minutes. Once the fondant is frozen, you can remove it with greater confidence.
If you have a lot of small fondant shapes to remove, the fondant can start to become looser again. When this occurs, be sure to place the mould in the freezer for an additional five minutes, this will keep the fondant hard and make removal easy.
Once your fondant shapes have been removed from the mould, it is important to let them defrost before you apply them to your cake.