Molding Butter with Mooncake Molds. Before3pm.com

Molded butter is such a fun way to add a “WOW” factor to any meal.

Molding Butter with Mooncake Molds. Before3pm.com

Today’s post will show you how easy it is to mold butter using Mooncake Molds.

For my other mooncake mold ideas, you click on the links below:

Fruit-filled Mooncakes

Cookies stamped with Mooncake Molds

Molding butter with mooncake molds is SO EASY and so cool at the same time.

Here’s how you do it:

First, pick out the design you want to try.  The beauty of mooncake molds is that it is a 3-second process to change out a design disk.  Because we are going to use plastic wrap to create our molded butter, nothing gets dirty and you can switch back and forth to your heart’s content!

Molding Butter with Mooncake Molds. Before3pm.com

As you experiment, you will find which designs you prefer.  With butter, I have found that designs with deeper impressions work best.

Place about 2 tablespoons of cold butter (just out of the fridge) onto a piece of plastic wrap.

Molding Butter with Mooncake Molds. Before3pm.com

Either fold the plastic wrap over the butter or place a second piece of plastic wrap on top.

Molding Butter with Mooncake Molds. Before3pm.com

Place the mooncake mold over the wrapped butter and press down.  Mooncake molds are surprisingly sturdy, and I use a lot of my weight to press down on it.

Molding Butter with Mooncake Molds. Before3pm.com

Use the plastic wrap that is around the mold to remove the stamped butter.

Molding Butter with Mooncake Molds. Before3pm.com

If the butter has a little spot that didn’t stamp properly (such as in the photo above), there are a couple of things you can do.  First, you can just flip it over and stamp it again.  You can also manipulate the butter a little bit with your hands through the plastic wrap to fill in any gaps and then stamp again.

Molding Butter with Mooncake Molds. Before3pm.com

The great thing is, you can just throw it in your fridge right now like this to use later!  It is already wrapped!

When you want to use it, just pull it out and unwrap it!

Molding Butter with Mooncake Molds. Before3pm.com

Mooncake molds typically come in two sizes.  They usually label them in gram sizes, so the small size is 50 g and the large size is 125 g.

If you go on Amazon and type in Mooncake molds, you will see how affordable they are!  A set with 6 molds runs less than $10.

Molding Butter with Mooncake Molds. Before3pm.com

For the large molds, I use a half a stick of butter (4 tbsps)

Molding Butter with Mooncake Molds. Before3pm.com

Molding Butter with Mooncake Molds. Before3pm.com

They also sell triangle-shaped mooncake molds, but I don’t own that one (hard to believe, I know!)

Molding Butter with Mooncake Molds. Before3pm.com

 

I have more ideas coming on how to use these versatile molds, so come back soon!

 

 

 

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