Silicone Molds

Silicone molds are great tools for intermediate and advanced cake decorators.  These molds can save a lot of time in creating fondant decorations and help in creating perfectly smooth surfaces. When you are tasked in creating more than a dozen cupcakes with the same cupcake topper design, silicone molds help you ensure that each decoration is id...

Silicone molds are great tools for intermediate and advanced cake decorators.  These molds can save a lot of time in creating fondant decorations and help in creating perfectly smooth surfaces. When you are tasked in creating more than a dozen cupcakes with the same cupcake topper design, silicone molds help you ensure that each decoration is identical.

In this category we introduce you to a large selection of fun silicone molds and help you to purchase the right silicone mold for your next cake decorating project. Silicone molds by the US based company Wilton are always a good item to have in ones baking repertoire.

How do I correctly use silicone molds with fondant?

Silicone molds are like baking macarons.  They require a bit of practice at first but once master the art, you will not stop looking around for more silicone molds. 

Here are some of our tips for using silicone molds for fondant / gum paste.

  1. Flexibility is key.  We prefer gum paste over fondant because gum paste tends to be more flexible than fondant.  To ensure a good result, your are likely going to push and bend your fondant into the mold in ways that it doesn’t like to be bend.  Depending on the quality of fondant you are using, your fondant may even crack as you are pushing it into the mold or will break when you remove it from the form.  Gum paste is more flexible than fondant and is therefore a better option for silicone molds.
  2. Place silicone molds into the fridge to speed up the drying process.  The length of time to harden the fondant (or gum paste) differs depending on the size of the mold.  Larger molds require a longer drying period.  To speed up the drying process, we recommend placing the mold in the fridge for 10 minutes to an hour.  When you pull your mold a bit, you will see the fondant separating from the sides of the mold, which is an indication that you can now remove your fondant (gum paste).
  3. Brush on some magical Lustre Dust or even powdered sugar to the form before pressing in the gum paste.  This helps absorb some moisture and makes the removal process much easier.  Plus, Lustre Dust creates a beautiful finish.
  4. Gum paste dries faster than fondant.  If you have a lot of experience with fondant and gum paste, you know that gum paste dries much faster and harder than fondant.  This is very helpful when you are pulling your gum paste out of an intricate silicone mold design.  Fondant would take longer to dry and may lose its shape after you remove it from the mold.  Through its shorter drying time, gum paste is easier to remove from the mold and is more likely to hold its shape afterwards.

What do I need silicone molds for?

Silicone molds help you create everything from tiny gum paste roses to long pearl edible necklaces.  We have seen small, pink roses added to decorate wedding cookies, sea shells added as cupcake toppers and  pearl necklaces hanging from multi-leveled cakes.  They are also frequently used to add a decorative touch to cake pops.  Essentially you can use the silicone molds to add a decorative touch to all of your cake decorating projects.

What should I consider when using silicone molds?

Silicone molds for fondant are not meant to be placed in the oven like silicone cake pans or cake lace silicone molds.  While they are safe for the fridge and the freezer, we do not recommend placing them in the oven.

Can I use the silicone molds with tempered chocolate?

Some designs may be too intricate to mold chocolate, but some could definitely be suited for tempered chocolate projects.

A special note on our selection of silicone molds in our online shop

We only sell silicone molds that we have tested and used. Over the years we have come across many silicone molds that promise intricate and beautiful designs but are impossible to use or look sloppy when you look at the detail.  You find tons of silicone molds on sites like Ebay and Amazon and we have tested many of them with great disappointment.  Your satisfaction is of most importance to us, which is why we only limit this section to high quality products we have had positive outcomes with.  

Size matters

Before you purchase a silicone mold for fondant / gum paste, pay close attention to the description of each product to review the size information.  A silicone mold may appear larger in an image than it is in reality.

We hope you found this information on silicone molds useful.

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