Jo Marshall-Orr lends her talents to the DTC blog show off the zipper mold and her amazing talents.
I made this bag using the DTC Zipper mould - I found it a fantastic way to get definition and it looked so real I was asked many a time if I had used real zips.
This mould is really easy to use with this simple tutorial
|Equipment: DTC Zipper Mould, rolling pin, stitching tool, Fondant knife, white fat & 50/50mix of Fondant/Gumpaste|
|Very lightly grease mould with white fat|
Roll 50/50 Fondant/Gumpaste into a log same approximate length of mould
|Squish 50/50 mix into mould|
|roll over with rolling pin to smooth & get good definition|
|Scrape off excess using a fondant knife|
|Place in freezer for 5-10 minutes this helps alot in de-moulding anything from silicone|
|De-Mould I start at the thicker end|
|Flip the Mould over & place zipper onto backside this makes it easy to remove after|
|Using the stitching tool add a deeper impression along the zip|
|Doesn't this look so real! I love this mould.|
As shown in the photos I then used a little rectangle of the same colour of the cake & using the stitching tool made a piece to fit over the ends of the zip for a sewn in look.
Hope you enjoy this mould as much as I do
Jo from Ciccio Cakes
|To get the effect of the 2 zippers joining just fold under the end bits and use the stitching between them|
Zipper - Closed
Zipper - Open