"Brush On" Method to Duplicate Wooden Object in Fondant
1. Place your clean relief sculpture on a surface that ComposiMold can easily be peeled away from. In this example we use a piece of glass. (Paper surfaces are not ideal)
2. Melt your ComposiMold-FC in the microwave per the instructions included in the container.
3. Pour a thin layer of CM-FC over the object. Be sure it covers the entire surface including the edges.
4. Look closely for any bubbles that may have been trapped on the surface of your original object. Use a toothpick to pull the bubbles off the surface. You don't need to pop them or try to completely remove them, just be sure they are not touching the surface of the relief sculpture.
5. Let the 1st layer cool until firm to the touch again. A thin layer such as this took less than 20 mins to cool.
6. Pour your next layer over the first. This layer adds firmness and strength to your mold. All the detail was captured in the first layer. Be sure the entire thickness of the mold is at least 1/4" to 1/2".
7. Let this layer cool.
8. Peel the ComposiMold-FC mold off of the original piece and flip it over onto a flat clean surface.
9. Soften the fondant of your choice, roll to 1/8", and transfer to your mold. Press into all the details and edges of the mold.
10. Rub excess fondant away from the edges of the final fondant piece to cut the extra away. (See video)
11. Then gently roll the final edges back towards the final fondant piece to make them neat when the piece is flipped over.
12. Carefully flip the mold and fondant over. Then lift one edge of the mold back and away from the fondant. Slowly bend/peel the mold away from the fondant to reveal your edible creation.
13. Paint and decorate the fondant shape with edible materials. Wrap it around the side of a cake, drape over a cupcake, or showcase it on its own!
14. Make as many fondant creations as you need or pour melted chocolate into your mold to make a different version.
15. Wipe away any fondant or chocolate from the mold with a cold damp cloth, re-melt the ComposiMold, and store covered until your next project.
We had a great workshop at the Craft and Hobby Association show in Arizona called "Set Your Art Apart with Mold Making and Casting". Thank you to all the awesome Duplicators for there enthusiasm and interest. You can download the Mold Making Class Presentation below.
ComposiMold has some really great feedback and testimonials. We show a couple below, but we have many more here: ComposiMold Reviews
We love the PolymerClayTutor! Here's a great ImPRESSive Putty Review she put together. We couldn't have said it better!
Viva La Cake Uses ComposiMold for a Very Important Part of Her Carousel Cake
Our friend Joly Diaz of Viva La Cake (www.vivalasugarcake.blogspot.com) had a problem! The pre-made mold she bought for her carousel cake was not going to work!
"I got a mold specifically for this cake, but the horses faced the opposite direction to the turn table movement. I had to use a toy horse and use your product to get it done right. It was awesome and sooo helpful."
We were so happy to hear that having ComposiMold in her cake decorating tool box, empowered her to make her cake as she envisioned it...horses galloping forward, not backwards.
Then she did a little experimenting with making her own master object to mold:
"Then I made a horse in fondant, let it dry, poured your product over it and it also worked!"
With this technique, you can truly make one-of-a-kind cakes!
Thank you Viva La Cake for sharing your awesome project. We were very impressed with this work of art.
Saving Money on Halloween Decorations by Mold Making With ComposiMold
Karen Christensen writes, "I used the ComposiMold to replicate a wooden molding embellishment on the pedestals of some Gargoyles that I made for my Haunted Yard this past Halloween. It worked fantastically!!!! And it saved me a lot of money to replicate, rather than to purchase 16 wooden embellishments. In the photo you can see the embelishments on the side of the pedestals. I have not used it for my scrapbooking or book making embellishments yet, but hopefully soon. Thanks for this awesome product."
Thanks Karen for sharing this cool and spooky project!