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Making Sugar Molds

It's easy to shape sparkling cake trims, ornaments, party favors and panoramic eggs with molds, including sugar molds, candy molds, shaped cookie pans, or muffin pans. Add color before molding shape, paint with thinned royal or color flow icing after molding. Add royal icing trims and dazzle with edible glitter.


Regular Sugar Mold Recipe
Extra-Strength Sugar Mold Recipe
Fine Detail Sugar Mold Recipe

Tinting the Sugar

You can use food coloring or icing paste colors to color the sugar. When using liquid food color, substitute the food coloring for water or egg white. When using paste coloring, add a toothpick at a time to achieve the desired color. Use a spoon to evenly distribute coloring in sugar. Knead if necessary. Keep the sugar covered after coloring to prevent the sugar from drying.

Making the Molds

Pack sugar mixture into mold as firmly as possible. To make a multi-colored mold start with features and press the desired tinted sugars into mold. When making more than 4 of the same mold, dust mold with cornstarch to prevent sticking. Scrape off excess mixture with spatula so top is level with top edge of mold. Unmold at once. Place cardboard over mold top, turn upside down, lift mold off sugar shape. Let dry 5 hours or place in a 200°F oven for 5 to 10 minutes. Decorate with thinned royal icing, drop flowers or other colorful trims.

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