In this tutorial, you will learn how to use a silicone cake mould to easily create fondant decorations that look great.
Perfect for beginners and a timesaver too when you have a lot of cake decorations to make for an upcoming party or special occasion!
I have used a Feather fondant mould for this tutorial.
1. Take a ball of fondant and roll it until smooth, with no creases, using the palms of your hands.
2. Shape the ball so it resembles the shape of the fondant mould you will be using.
3. Press the fondant firmly into the mould. If the fondant is sticky, you may like to use a small amount of cornflour to prevent it sticking in the mould. If the fondant starts to lift back out as you do this step, use your fingers to thin the fondant over the edges.
4. Take a sharp knife and gently slide it through the fondant to remove the excess, being careful not to damage the silicone cake mould.
5. Press down again gently using your fingers, to make sure the fondant fills the mould. If you trimmed too much, you can press a little more fondant back into the mould.
6. Gently push the decoration out of the mould. You may need to hold one end of the decoration to do this, but be very gentle so you don't damage it.
7. If you are applying to the side of a cake and you want the decoration to mould to the curves of the cake, apply immediately. Otherwise, set aside and allow to dry and harden.
If you don't want the fondant to dry flat, try using something to place it on or sit it in that would give it some shape.
For the feathers, I wanted each to be slightly different in the way they sat, so scrunched up baking paper worked perfectly.