Seashells add fun and dimension to a "theme" cake, and you can create them yourself with silicone molds that transform your fondant into an undersea kingdom. See how it's done in this free video on cake decorations.
Hi, I'm Janna at Granite Bakery, and we're going to talk a little bit about how the decorators here at Granite Bakery make fondant seashells. Seashells are a great additive, so many fun cakes, something pirate themed, something for a beach themed wedding. Seashells are a fun way to add dimension, and so we are going to use a mold. The mold is made out of a silicone, it feels kind of like Styrofoam, and it just has the impressions of seashells in the mold. We're going to take fondant, we're going to knead it, smooth it into the mold, and then peel it away from the mold. I did put a little bit of Crisco in the mold so that the seashell does not stick, and then as we take them out, we're going to lay them out on the table, and then we're going to airbrush them to give them shape, dimension and color. Again, I'm Janna at Granite Bakery, and you've just seen us make fondant seashells from a mold. This is how we do it here at Granite Bakery. We have all different shapes, molds and styles, but seashells are the most fun.