ZANDA PANDA Specialty Bakeware introduces a second design in the new Kaleidoscope Collection.
The Kaleidoscope Heart mold can be used for traditional baking, cold molded desserts and arts and crafts projects. This flexible silicone mold is 9" in diameter and is divided into eight equal heart-shaped slices. It's perfect for engagement parties, showers, anniversaries, Valentine's Day treats, or just to say "I love you!". Use this versatile mold for creating cakes, cookies, chocolate, flan, decorative tea sandwiches, and No-Bake Backwards Cakes™. Make creative arts & crafts projects and handmade gifts like clay jewelry, fragrant guest soaps or cast paper valentines and notecards.
The Kaleidoscope Heart mold is made of 100% food-grade, FDA approved, platinum cured silicone, with a temperature range of -40 to 446° F (-40 to 230° C) and is oven, microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this design will be donated to the American Heart Association’sGo Red For Womenmovement.
12 ways to use your Kaleidoscope Heart Mold
♥ Bake the perfect cake: Brush interior of pan with a light coating of melted vegetable shortening and dust with flour. We do not recommend baking sprays. Prepare batter as usual, then allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before pouring into mold. Mold can be placed on baking sheet if desired. Bake at 300°F (slow oven) for 50-60 minutes for 1/2 box of mix (or equivalent), about 75 minutes if you're using all the batter at once. Cake is done when it begins to pull away from the sides of the mold (toothpick test isn't always accurate). Allow cake to cool completely before removing from mold. If desired, glaze or dust with confectioners sugar.
Tip: Heavier-textured, (bundt-type) cakes will give a better surface with more detail. Light, airy cakes will have more air holes on the surface, which will obliterate some of the finer details.
♥ Cookies: Use as a cookie mold, or the cookies can be baked right in the mold for sharper detail. An easy shortbread cookie recipe is included on the packaging. Also try this sugar cookie recipe.
Make elegant ice cream sandwiches: Use two heart shaped cookie segments each and fill with your favorite ice cream, sorbet or frozen yogurt. Bake adorable heart shaped mini sandwich cookies! See a video demo on making them!
♥ No-Bake Backwards Cakes™: Make a shell by brushing in chocolate or confectionary coating, or pressing edible clay into the mold, then fill with ice cream or your favorite fillings. More detailed instructions are on the N-BBC page.
♥ Chocolate: Make a cake topper. Make adorable filled chocolate hearts (use two each). Use as appliqués to decorate cupcakes.
♥ Upside-Down Pie: Press pie crust into bottom and sides of mold. Fill with your favorite fruit filling. Cover with rolled out crust, crimping edges. Make several small vents in center. Bake at 350 °F for 60-70 minutes, or until crust has browned and filling begins to bubble. Tent with foil if crust browns too quickly. Allow to cool completely before removing from mold. Invert onto serving plate, design side up for your Upside-Down Pie. You can also use the Heart Mold to make a decorative, embossed top crust for a pie.
♥ Calzones: Use basically the same method as above. Line mold with pizza dough, fill with spinach, cheese, mushroom or pepperoni, or use your favorite pizza toppings. Stretch dough over filling and seal edges. Bake at 350° F until nicely browned.
♥ Tea Sandwiches: To make embossed tea sandwiches, cut crusts from soft, thick-sliced bread. Press into the base of the mold, covering one triangular section. Be sure to firmly press into all areas to pick up the detail. Using kitchen shears or a knife, trim edges. Fill with cream cheese, salmon and capers or make the most elegant PB&J sandwiches ever!
♥ Bread: Use your favorite bread recipe to make a very pretty loaf.
♥ Topper: Watch the VIDEO. Paint chocolate or confectionary coating into the base of the mold, or press marzipan or edible clay into it. Then place on a previously baked and cooled cake or cheesecake and peel the mold from the topping for instant elegance. For even more pizzazz, highlight details with edible 'gold' dust.
♥ Cast Paper: Make cast paper valentines or notecards, invitations etc. Find directions on the Cast Paper Demo page.
♥ Handmade Soap:We'll have a demo soon! It's very fast and easy to make your own fragrant, decorative soaps, using your microwave and Zanda Panda molds. Create a little luxury for yourself or give a heartfelt, handmade gift!
♥ Clay art: Use air dry clay or any non-toxic clay for fun, kid-friendly art projects. A perfect rainy-day activity!
The Zanda Panda Kaleidoscope Heart Pan is made of FDA approved, 100% food-grade, platinum cured silicone, with a temperature range of -40 to 446° F (-40 to 230° C) and is oven, microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe.
VIDEO: How to Make a Two-Tone Chocolate Cake Topper
Find step-by-step instructions on the ZP Blog!