So, this was an opportunity for me to use some of the new tools I've recently acquired. Wilton has come out with fondant/gum paste molds that have honestly made cake decorating super duper fun! (It was already super; I added the duper...because of these new tools.) Each one of these molds retails for $9.99, but if you use a Michael's 40% off coupon to buy them, it's a pretty sweet deal.
These molds work really well and I had a great time experimenting with pressing the fondant into them and seeing what came out. It brought me back to my Play Dough days of the fun factory and all was bliss.
Here's a picture the molds. I used two of them for the cakes below.
This first cake used the pink mold. Very fun and cute buttons. The cake is a chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream. Pretty simple but delicious!
I used the orange mold for this one. Another chocolate cake with strawberry buttercream.
It's fun to know that these cakes were given as gifts and to totally deserving recipients. I also had a lot of fun making them and experimenting with my new tools. I look forward to using them some more on future cakes. Keep these in mind when ordering!