Making edible cake decorations or delicious cupcake toppers is easy if you know how to use candy molds to create your own delicious homemade candies.
They’re a terrific way for novice bakers to quickly and easily add flavor and flair to their baked goods.
You can choose weed cake pan from hundreds of different styles, so you’re likely to find one that matches your mood. To learn more, keep reading our candy mold FAQ.
What distinguishes silicone candy molds from plastic candy molds?
Our clear plastic molds are reusable, easy to clean (simply flex to release leftover candy), and offered in a range of sizes suitable for, among other things, lollipops, candy cups, and pretzels.
Despite being more expensive than plastic molds, silicone molds may be cleaned in the dishwasher.
While both types of molds can be used with the instructions we provide below, they are especially meant to be used with plastic molds.
How should a candy mold be applied?
Use Candy Melts candy or melting chocolate and adhere to the instructions on the package for simple, solid candies.
Once the material has melted, pour it into the mold using a spoon, melting bottle, or disposable decorating bag. Gently tap the mold to remove any air bubbles that might rise to the top.
Once the candy has hardened and the bottom of the mold has become completely frosted, place the entire form in the freezer or refrigerator. Watch out for regions that appear dark because they indicate that the candy is still soft.
To release the candy, either gently flex or tap the top of the mold, or turn the mold over so that it is approximately an inch from a flat surface.
What if I wanted to give my candy some color?
If the design is straightforward with little to no complexity, melted candy can be poured directly into the mold.
To create a more intricate pattern or to add more colors, fill a piping bag with melted candy or any leftover chocolate.
You can choose where the candy is placed by pipping the details; just remember to wait until each color is dry before pipping another color on top.
How do I make a nut center candy?
If you want to create the traditional sweet-salty flavor of nuts in candy or chocolate, melt your candy in accordance with the instructions on the package, pour it into a disposable decorating bag, and fill each cavity halfway.
Place one nut into each cavity after tapping the mold to let the bubbles escape. The remaining cavity should be filled with candy, pressed once more to remove air bubbles, and then put in the freezer or refrigerator to set.
How do I find layered candy makeup instructions?
For layered candy with striped sides, melt two or more colors of candy or chocolate, place them in disposable decorating bags, and then pipe in the necessary number of layers.
After each layer, tap the mold to get rid of any air bubbles before putting it in the refrigerator to set. For a different appearance, try supporting the mold at an angle as it chills.
A candy filling: how do I add it?
To create candy with a delicious creamy or caramel center, fill each cavity of your mold only about halfway full and then, using a decorator brush, paint the sidewalls all the way up to the top border of the cavity until no light can pass through it.
Allow the candy to chill for a few minutes so that it can harden. Your preferred filling should be used to fill each hollow, but make sure it is chilled or at room temperature because a hot filler will ruin all of your hard work.
After leaving a margin of about 1/8 inch, cover with the remaining candy or melted chocolate.
After tapping the mold to release any air bubbles, let it cool to set. Refrigerate for a few more minutes, or until the bottom of the mold is completely frozen over, if the candy does not release readily.
How do I make candy lollipops?
For holding your candy or lollipop sticks, our sweet lollipop molds offer a convenient notch.
To release air bubbles, fill each cavity halfway with melted candy or chocolate. A lollipop stick should be inserted into the notch and twisted until completely covered.
This guarantees that the stick will hold the candy securely. Melted candy should be poured into each cavity to the very top, tapped, and then chilled until solid.
Look for places that have frosted over on the underside. After you’re done, tap the mold on the table and lift it up with the stick.