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WAFER PAPER CAKE DECORATIONS
Edible printed wafer paper is made from food coloring, potato starch and vegetable oil, and is vegan. It has a neutral taste and when applied to the cake or cookies it doesn't affect the flavor. It might have a starchy texture when eaten depending on how it's attached and what it's attached to.
The wafer paper that I use is a premium grade, and is vegan, gluten free and kosher.
Wafer paper doesn't go bad, but it's best to use it within a year of purchasing because it can dry out and become brittle.
Since wafer paper is a starch, it's highly sensitive to water and moisture, and it should be stored in a dry area that isn't humid. Don't refrigerate it since the humidity in the fridge can make it soften and melt. Wafer paper butterflies and flowers should be applied to cakes and cupcakes relatively close to the time they'll be displayed to avoid the possibility of having them absorb moisture and oils from the icing. Applying to fondant is fine to do ahead of time, but the cake should NOT be refrigerated after attaching it to the cake.
Because the wafer paper will absorb moisture, it can soften if it's outside in high humidity. It might not be a great choice in rainy weather.
Wafer paper items are printed on a dedicated food-coloring printer. Colors may vary based on differences between computer monitors, so it's not possible to 100% guarantee an exact color match with what's on the screen.
SILICONE FONDANT MOLDS
All silicone molds for cake decorating are made in the USA with an FDA approved, two-part silicone putty that's safe for making edible cake decorations, and also for other craft clays. If you use the molds for non-food purposes, don't use them for food to avoid cross-contamination.
I find that this kind of silicone is the best type of silicone to make molds for use with fondant and gumpaste, because you can press them into the mold firmly to get a good impression. The silicone cures to a firm surface, and some silicones cure to a more jelly-like feeling. This silicone isn't like that, it's firmer and not as wiggly.
Molds are heat-resistant up to about 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Wash in water with a mild dish soap.
Don't flex molds too far or the silicone can rip. Normal use will not damage the mold.
These molds work best with firm modeling materials that keep the detail easily. Softer materials may not work as well since they can stretch when being removed from the mold. Put the molds in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to firm up softer materials before de-molding if necessary.
Molds can be used with fondant, gumpaste, candy clay, isomalt, polymer clay, air-dry clay, utee, melt and pour soap, wax, pmc and resins. Use a release agent to prolong the life of the mold.
When using resin the surface may come out cloudy, so you'll need to shine the molded item.
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