ZANDA PANDA Specialty Bakeware Baking Molds Cake Molds
Zanda Panda Specialty Baking Molds

For No-Bake Backwards Cakes

Confectionary coatings (a.k.a. summer coating) come in a variety of pretty colors. Unless they're chocolate flavored, they do not contain chocolate and are vanilla flavored. They contain milk solids and vegetable fats.

You can find confectionary coating online or at craft stores that carry cake decorating supplies, such as Michael's and Jo-Ann Fabrics. Wilton and Merckens are good brands.

This makes a very impressive cake coating because it picks up all the fine detail in the molds.

"Cameo finish" using confectionary coating in two colors and gold Luster dust.

You will need:
  • Confectionary coating
  • Pastry brushes
  • Bowls for each color used

  1. Melt confectionary coating in the microwave, at 30 second intervals, stirring in between until melted.
  2. Brush into the mold, making sure to completely fill the recessed areas, taking care not to entrap air bubbles.
  3. You can use more than one color, by painting one color into the lowest points in the mold, wiping edges to remove any overpainting, allowing to harden, then painting a second color over the first. This is how the "Cameo finish" is made.
  4. Make sure that your coating is thick enough, you should not be able to see the high spots of the mold through the coating.
  5. For a very elegant finish, use gold Luster Dust to add highlights. Just use a small artist's paint brush, mix with a clear alcohol-based flavoring, such as lemon extract.