Product Peek: Wilton’s Fondant & Gumpaste Molds
Chris Wingler, here! Have you seen these??? Wilton has some new cake decorating products out that are pretty nifty. I was very interested in their new “Fondant & Gum Paste Molds” ($9.99 each): Baroque, Global, Fabric, and Nature. Michaels is currently having a “buy 2 get the 3rd for free” sale on all their bakeware and cake decorating products. Go ahead and dash out to the store. I’ll be here when you get back. Here are the Global and Nature molds (the other 2 were sold out!):
demonstrated with Satin Ice fondant
This was a lot of fun! These molds are really nice. They appear to be made of a thick slab of silicon. They are easy to clean and are very bendy. Love the colors! I dusted the cavities with powdered sugar using my pastry brush and tapped out any excess.
I used my little wooden roller to smoosh the fondant into the cavities.
I was able to roll the fondant with enough pressure that you can see the mold through the fondant, but it was still easy to remove. The back of the box suggested using a foam pad to press the fondant, but I didn’t feel like rummaging through my craft closet for it. I gently pressed a wad of fondant into the cavity with my finger tips and then rolled with my rolling pin from the center outward.
If the fondant didn’t immediately pop out, I was able to coax it with my pastry brush and by bending the mold. I didn’t notice any wrinkles or imperfections from impressing the fondant into the mold, but did have to be careful not to pull too much on the fondant so it wouldn’t stretch or distort the shapes.
There are a couple of downsides to these molds. The cavities are pretty deep, so the resulting fondant accents seem to be thick. If you’re not into that, well, you’re a bit out of luck. The other problem is that these beautiful borders aren’t very long. You’ll have to do this many times if you want to line a cake.
Other than that, I say run out and scoop these up! I had a blast and can’t wait for a good excuse to use them on a cake! Here are some more shots of them in action.