Friday, February 4, 2011

Decorate the Cake Project: Brooches and Cameos

How about some Bling?  Hannah brings us the next instructional how-to featuring DTC's brooches and cameos - Arent they beautiful? Thank you Hannah! 

I am Hannah and I am new to the cake decorating world. I started a year ago and took the Wilton Classes and instantly fell in love with decorating! This was my first time using silicone molds and I absolutely love them. They are so easy to use and the detail is amazing. Decorate the Cake molds are great and I can’t believe I haven’t tried them sooner.

Tools I used:Fondant/Gum paste mix 50/50
X-acto knife
Gel color
Fondant Roller
Pearl Dust
Soft bristle brush
DTC silicone molds


1. First I colored my fondant/gum paste and then rolled into a ball and pressed into the mold. Then I used the fondant roller to smooth the back of the fondant. Be sure to push the fondant into the mold to get a good impression.

2. Next I placed the mold in the freezer for 5-10 minutes. This helps the fondant release easier plus when I trim the excess fondant it helps to prevent the heat from my hands warming up the fondant and distorting the shape. Trim the excess fondant with an X-acto knife.

3. Finally I brushed on some pearl dust. I think this really makes the details pop and gives the piece dimension.

Here are some examples of the silicone molds for brooches and cameos that are available at Decorate the Cake:

Here is a finished cake using one of the brooches I made with the molds. It really dresses up a simple cake design. I loved using the molds and can’t wait to come up with new ideas to utilize them!

Thanks for the opportunity for me to be part of the DTC project user group!


  1. Thank you for sharing this! Your work is amazing :)

  2. Oooh, I like that you just added it to a bow. It does look great!