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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Product Review: Wilton Molds

Product Review: Wilton Molds

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.  I really wanted the Baroque mold, but they were sold out!  I settled for the Global and Nature molds.



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 use 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 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.  I did have to be careful not to pull too much on the fondant so it wouldn't stretch.

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!


  1. very cool, thanks for the review, I am not sure if I have ever paid attention to these before, but I will now!

  2. Thanks for the review. I saw the ones you have 'cause that's all that Michael's had.
    Will have to add to my collection!

  3. Thanks for sharing, I dont have a Micheals where I live but will deffinitely check them out when I go next month.Thanks again

  4. I have the buttons and ribbons one and I absolutely love it. They are very easy to use. I found that if I grease them with a little crisco I am able to pop the piece right out. I definitely plan on buying the different sets.

  5. I love your style and cake designs! If you are ever interested in doing a guest article on my cake blog, I would love that. Thanks for sharing your talent! (www.sugarturntable.com)

  6. This was a great post! I just bought this to make a 40th wedding anniversary cake for a friend. I am not a fan of fondant but I thought this would be nice to decorate with! Thanks! I cannot wait to try it!

  7. A very nice blog. The style was very cute.. And the color was very nice.. Keep it up.

  8. Just a little tip for working with these. You can scrape off the back and you won't have the excess hanging off the sides. It'll be easier and faster to work with these molds and a cleaner effect!

  9. I found that scraping works great on most (like the bead border), but last night I tried to scrape off the back of the button molds. It totally smooshed and distorted my buttons! I was pretty frustrated that I couldn't get something clean without a lot of effort. I think the button molds in general are too detailed to get the gumpaste to pop out without a fuss.


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