We are very happy to announce that Spatulatta’s blog picked Zanda Panda’s Kaleidoscope Heart Mold as one of it’s top ten picks from the 2009 International Home and Housewares Show.
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From Spatulatta’s blog:
6. Zanda Panda Silicone Heart Mold
Sandra Lira, the designer, started as a sculptor and used silicone for molding bronze. One day it dawned on her that she could put her skills to work in the kitchen. She observed that children would bicker over who was going to get the decoration on a cake so she decided to make the whole cake a decoration.
She has a number of designs of cake and chocolate molds some of which have hand sculpted unicorns. I especially liked the heart mold. It’s perfect for shortbeard because it’s deeply scored. You can easily divide the cake into 8 individual heart shapes. Sandra uses the mold for chocolate, painting red chocolate into the small hearts before pouring milk chocolate into the rest of the mold. She then uses edible Luster Dust to highlight the flowers and curlicues.
Molds are also great for crafts. They form plaster of paris or paper machÃ© as easily as cake batter.