Wednesday, July 3, 2013

New Product: Marvelous Molds Onlays!

Hi Everyone!  I wanted to tell everyone about this new product from Marvelous Molds!  I was lucky enough to receive several of the new Onlays to try out.  Jackie from Cake Central reached out to me, to see if I would be interested in trying this brand new product from Marvelous Molds.  I had no idea, at the time, what exactly the product was... but I did know that I'm a huge fan of the company and anything they were coming up with was sure to be innovative and fun!  I was going to be short on time for their deadline, but of course I said I would make it work!  Sadly, my cake did not make the cut for the contest over on Cake Central... but I'm a big enough person to admit that the contestants chosen are way better than what I came up with.  I voted for my favorite!  I encourage you to go check out the gorgeous creations!

Anyway... back to what I think of the Silicone Onlays.  You've probably inferred already, that I'm a fan, lol! But, what I'm not sure I can convey to you is how wonderfully easy they are to use and how helpful this new tool is going to be in the future of cake decorating!  I'm sure we've all stenciled patterns on cake... you have to wrangle the stencil with one hand, while trying to scrape on some royal icing (or buttercream with the other).  Some inevitably squishes under the stencil and you have to go back and touch up... then completely wash and dry the stencil before continuing with the pattern.  Or maybe, just think for a minute, how many hours we have spent painstakingly hand cutting a repeating pattern!

Well, Marvelous Molds' Onlays make such fast and neat work of getting patterns on a cake.  Excitedly, I received the "Moroccan Lattice" Onlay, as part of my package.  This beautiful pattern is really on trend right now, and I've been interested in making a cake incorporating the design, for quite a while now.  I looked everywhere for a cutter, only recently have Marina Sousa's "Quatrefoil" cutters been available....  So, when I received my package I immediately knew I wanted to use that as the focal design on my cake.  I had so many ideas... but the one I felt I had time to pull off was a garden-y, vintage looking cake.

When it came time to use the Onlay, I was a little nervous, not having practiced too much with them... but they were incredibly easy to use!  And so, so quick!  I got the entire 8" round completed in 10-15 minutes, including rolling out the fondant!  For comparison, just 2 days later I spend an hour to hand cut, then another 45 minutes to place the "double wedding rings" pattern on a client order.  They even do have an Onlay for that pattern, too bad I would not have received it on time!

Basically, the new Marvelous Molds Onlays, are everything they claim to be.  They work just like in the instructional video on their website.  They are quick and easy to use and provide flawless, clean results.  Ranging in price from $12 (for some of the ribbons) to $29 (for the larger all over patterns) I think these are a great value for money.  They will save hours in decorating time, are strong and durable and have a variety of universal patterns, sure to be used over and over again.

I hope you will check them out... or at least head over to Cake Central to see the wonderful cakes created for the Marvelous Mold sponsored contest!  Leslie Bruckman's art deco cake is jaw dropping!

Happy Caking :)

DISCLAIMER: Marvelous Molds, kindly sent me the product to try, but did not ask me to blog about them.  All opinions are my own.


  1. Hi Rene, That is a beautiful cake. I love the way the edges are sharp and stand up from the cake. I will try these molds because I know I will like anything you recommend! You really did this product justice. Pam G

  2. This is really looking awesome and I am sure it would be very tasty too.