13 Desserts to Make in Silicone Molds

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Silicone mold bakeware is ideal for using in the fridge and freezer.

Silicone isn’t the best for using in the oven, because silicone does not conduct heat like aluminum does.

It’s best to use silicone molds for desserts that require chilling, freezing, or shaping.

What desserts can you make with silicone molds

What desserts can you make with silicone molds

  1. Tartufo – layered ice cream
  2. Tempered chocolates
  3. Entremet – Layered mousse cake
  4. Shaping tuiles
  5. Chocolate cups
  6. Mini pies
  7. Mini cakes
  8. Mini cheesecakes
  9. Gummy bears
  10. Peanut butter cups
  11. Caramels
  12. Tarts
  13. Hot chocolate bombs

Shaping Tuiles with silicone molds

Tuiles are a thin crispy cookie. You can fill tuiles with sweet fillings such as mousse, chantilly cream, custard, and curd.

Tuiles are made by making a thin cookie batter, and then shaping it on a silicone baking mat with the back of the spoon. Tuiles are baked in the oven until the edges start to turn a golden brown.

tuilles shaped with silicone molds

Tuiles need to be shaped right after coming out of the oven, otherwise they solidify and you can’t mold them into a shape.

shaping tuilles with silicone molds

For this particular dessert, a rectangular shaped tuile was made, and then baked in the oven. The rectangle cookie was gently placed inside a half sphere silicone mold, and then let to set and solidify.

tuilles shaped with silicone molds

Chocolate chantilly cream is piped inside the tuile, and then salted caramel sauce is drizzled on top.

To finish off the dessert, a cookies and cream macaron is placed in the middle.

tuilles dessert made with silicone molds

What other foods can you make in silicone molds

Some other foods you can make with silicone molds include:

  • Muffins
  • Ice cubes
  • Quiche
  • Mini pot pies
What other foods can you make in silicone molds

Can you make chocolate in silicone molds

Yes. You can make chocolate, chocolate cups, and peanut butter cups.

vegan espresso ice cream in chocolate cup

Can silicone molds be used in the oven

Yes, you can use silicone molds in the oven safely. Silicone molds are very heat resistant, but always check the packaging to confirm the highest temperature you can use them at.

Does it take longer to bake in silicone

It does take longer to bake in silicone than with metal pans. Silicone does not conduct heat well, therefore it takes a lot longer to bake with silicone.

Darker molds can take longer to bake than lighter molds as well.

Always check cakes for doneness using a toothpick.

Do you put silicone bakeware directly on the oven rack

No, do not put silicone bakeware directly on the oven rack.

Use a cookie sheet underneath the silicone baking mold to stabilize it. It will be much easier putting it in and out of the oven with a cookie sheet under the silicone mold.

Is silicone bakeware better than metal

Silicone bakeware is not better than metal when baking in the oven. Silicone bakeware does not conduct heat. Aluminum baking pans are the best to use in the oven.

Do you need to spray silicone candy molds

You do not need to spray silicone candy molds.

Pop the candy out of the silicone mold by using your fingers to put it out. If you use a spray when using your silicone mold, you could have a greasy sheen to them, which isn’t ideal when making candy.

chocolate ice cream in a silicone mold with caramel and oreo crumbs

How to check if you have good pure silicone

To check if you have good pure silicone, perform the pinch test.

Pinch the silicone together and look at where it’s stretching. If your silicone changes color to white, it’s not pure silicone. Pure silicone will be a homogeneous color even when stretched and bent.

When baking with silicone molds, what is the highest and lowest temperature you can use them at

The highest temperature you can have silicone molds at in the oven is 200°C without damaging them. They can withstand higher temperatures, but they will start breaking down if held at temperatures higher than 250°C. 

The lowest temperature silicone molds can handle is -60°C without breaking down. 

Check your package insert for exact temperature abilities of your specific silicone molds before using at extreme temperatures.

What are the advantages of silicone bakeware

  • Dishwasher safe
  • Freezer safe
  • Microwave safe
  • Oven safe

How do you clean silicone bakeware

Use soap and water. Do not soak for extended periods of time. Wash quickly with soap and water or place in the top rack of the dishwasher to clean. Do not use abrasive cleaners on silicone.

Tartufo made with silicone mold chocolate ice cream at home
Tartufo made with silicone mold

Creating this layered ice cream dessert is called a “Tartufo”.

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