The next time you use an onlay mold try creating a two-tone fondant effect. Today, I show you how I created this two-tone onlay design using the new only mold piped perfection from Marvelous Molds. It's a simple and easy technique with a huge wow factor on your cake. Whether you use it on a single-tier cake or a multi-tiered cake this has got to have people asking how you did it.
Cake recipe – the bottom cake was chocolate mud cake which she ordered and the top cake was carrot cake which I made for her as a special gesture. A special customer must be treated special, right. You could use any of my recipes from the layer cake section.
Filling – I have used Swiss meringue buttercream for this cake but you can use any of my other buttercream recipes like Italian meringue or velvet American buttercream. In fact, my chocolate mud cake recipe on the blog is accompanied with caramel buttercream
Frosting – You can use the above buttercream to fill and frost but I have used dark chocolate ganache recipe.
Fondant – This is black Satin Ice fondant today. The red fondant I used to fill in the mold is my marshmallow fondant.
DECORATE THE CAKE
Cover the cakes with fondant and have them ready.
Use the silicone molds and fondant to create two onlay as shown in the video below
TIPS Depending on your weather brush the mold with cornstarch or veg shortening. Here in summer cornstarch works better but for this mold, the veg shortening did a better job for me. It does take a few minutes to get the flow right on how to scrape the excess so be patient and take your time. Making a few practice ones will help. Use a blunt, small offset spatula so you do not cut the mold. NEVER ever use a knife when working with molds. If you live in a hot and humid climate – let the mold chill in the fridge for five minutes. Chilled fondant is easier to handle. I have explained this technique in my previous post – how to use silicone onlays in summer. Attache the onlay to the cake with water, glue, sugar syrup. I have used vegetable shortening in my video. I always use vegetable shortening when I can to stick fondant to cakes.
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