Moulding & Painting Instructions
1-Mould & icing. 2-Fill & remove excess.3-Flex and release.4-Use petal dust.5- Finished rose.
When using our Flexible Silicon Moulds, Modelling Paste, Gum Paste, Mexican Paste or Moulding Paste is ideal but for the new comer or not so serious "Orchard" White Icing which is readily available in Australian Supermarkets is fine to use also.
Instructions to match the photos.
1. Have your clean mould ready and knead the icing well
2. Firmly fill the mould, trying not to overfill it. Excess can be removed using the back edge of a knife working across from the centre out.
3. Flex the mould and remove the formed icing - allow to dry on a piece of bakers paper to prevent sticking.
4. Using Petal Dust or Shimmer Dust (or both) and a soft brush - blush over the petals.
5. The finsihed flower is now ready to decorate with.
General & Helpful Hints & Tips.
Moulds may be 'lightly' wiped with cooking oil, making sure to remove any excess.
If the icing is too sticky or limp, knead in a little cornflour or icing sugar.
For large and, or detailed moulds, the filled mould may be placed in the freezer for a few minutes - this will help firm the icing and hold the detail while unmoulding.
Tips for successful Painting Of Moulded Sugar
We mix petal dust with a small amount of Cake Decorators Rose Essence (alcohol) as this dries quickly and prevents the sugar from becoming soggy and using an appropriate size soft paint brush.
We suggest using this method particularly if you are requiring strong colours, such as painting a Santa.
For very fine detail, try using a 'non toxic' fine felt pen