Introduction: Sugar Molds - for Cupcakes and Decorations
Ideas you can use your sugar molds for:
*decorations for cakes
*decorations around the house
*seasonal decorations for parties
*props for birthday parties
*portion control your sugar (it would be so cute to have small fowers for your guests coffee for a nice brunch or dinner party)
Different kinds of molds:
silicone ice trays
make your own molds link here
shaped containers that candy was in see pic below-the bunny,heart
character cake pans
even cookie cutters
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Step 1: All You Need Is a Few Things
mold of your choice
edible air brush paint
food gel coloring
heck you could probably even acrylic paint or spray paint if you want to use it as a non edible decoration.
Step 2: Preparing the Sugar
I have seen recipes that call for sugar, water, and cream of tarter. But you dont need the cream of tarter.I never use it. Save it for something else. All you have to do is pour the desired amount of sugar that you want to use into a bowl and add a little bit of water at a time. Mix really well and when the sugar feels like slightly damp sand and when you squeeze the sugar in your hand and open it and the sugar holds the shape of your fist being closed on it, you are ready to mold it.
If you want to dye your sugar before you mold it, add the food coloring in at the same time as you add the water. you will see little dark spots of color so mix real well or just make sure that those spots arent going to be seen on the mold.
Step 3: Mold the Sugar
Grab your desired mold and start putting some sugar in it. Pack it in all over. Fill it about half way, then really push down to get it packed really tightly. Now add more, fill it to the top of the mold. Pack tightly. Make sure that the level of the sugar is flat with the top of the mold so that when you unmold it ,it doesnt "fall" a little and break. If it does break at this point just stuff it back in and try again.
Place a plate or cardboard or something flat against the sugar/mold then flip it over and now you can see the shape of your sugar mold. Let dry for at least 5 hours.I suggest overnight just to be on the safe side.
Step 4: Decorate As Desired
Airbrush it with edible airbrush paint
Cover it with frosting or royal icing and add lots of details
Use luster dust to give it soft colors (this method doesnt produce bold colors)
Piping gel and Wilton decorating icing in a tube also do good for small details.
Or maybe you already died the sugar before you molded it
I hope you have as much fun decorating with this method as much as I have.