Seashells remind you of the fun that you had at the beach, don't they ? And what if you were someone like me who ended up collecting them from different parts of the world, only to be inspired to decorate a cake using them ?
Here is a nice way to you put your seashell collection to use - making your own shell fondant molds !
Things you will need: Food grade composi mold, pliable container, and seashells
Preparation: Thoroughly wash and clean all the shells you intend to use. Heat the food grade composi mold gradually until it melts completely.
Step 1: Place the washed shell in a pliable container. I have used a silicone spoon rest here. Pour the melted composi mold over the shell, until it is fully immersed in the mold. Allow the mold to set for 20-30 mins at room temperature.
Step 2: Release the mold from the container used.
Step 3: Detach the shell by slowly peeling it from the mold, leaving behind it's impression.
Step 4: Your mold is now ready ! Use these customized molds to create fondant or gum paste shells in colors of your choice.
Step 5: Alternatively you can also paint over white fondant or gum paste shells using food coloring, to get a more natural look.
Stay tuned for a beach themed cake !