Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Amazing Mold Putty

My MIL called to ask if I could make a baby in a shell for SIL's upcoming birthday. I said yes, without hesitation, then realized I didn't exactly know how I would make a shell. So, I looked online and came across the idea of a mold. I didn't have time to order one, so I turned to my trusty Michael's store! I had heard of Amazing Mold Putty, seen it demonstrated, and actually got to use a mold made from it...but I was a little nervous to try it out on my own. But it couldn't have been simpler!

I found the mold putty and a real shell and went to work. First, I mixed equal parts from both tubes, blended them together, wrapped it around my shell, and VOILA! I let it dry longer than the specified time because I was making such a big mold.

After the outside of the shell was dry, I made a mold of the inside as well, following the same steps.

Then I got to make my shell! I poured white candy melts into the outside shell mold, then laid the inside shell mold on top of that, squished it a little, scraped away any excess candy and popped it in the freezer.

It came out awesome! I had to repeat the process to get two shells, for the baby to lay in. Using some candy/chocolate gloves, I held my shell and painted away. My MIL wanted pink, so that's what I used. Then I added some super pearl dust for that beautiful shimmer! I made a little platform for the baby in the bottom half of the shell. I "glued" the two shells together with more melted candy and propped it up in the freezer. Then, I finally added the little baby inside.

So cute! I love the little baby mold, which can be found here. I made some additional little shells for the cake with a candy mold I already had on hand. I painted them as well to match the bigger shell. My MIL made the cake and icing, which tasted fantastic!

This stuff is so much fun! I can't wait to use it again!
Hope you had a great birthday, Cristina!