Clam shell seashell mold for cake decorating or polymer clay M33
This is a clam shell seashell mold, it's a little over 2" tall and about 2" wide. It can be used for beach cakes, wedding favors, polymer clay and isomalt.
The silicone that I use for these molds is food safe and can be used for gumpaste, fondant, chocolate and sugar. If you use it for non-food purposes don't use it for food too! I like this individual mold because it's easier to get the shells out without losing the detail on them.
Some other multiple-cavity molds that I've used result in flat spots when you push the gumpaste out of the mold, but with this type of silicone it's easier to get the shell out without ruining the detail on it. I like this clam shell because it's got such a nice texture on the shell itself. You'll see the detail when you brush it with petal dusts or paint it with food coloring to give it a realistic look.
These molds work best with gumpaste or a stiff fondant. Soft fondant won't work in the molds because it will stretch when it's removed and lose the shape and details. To see my main shop page click here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/acaketoremember