This Mini Pumpkin Silicone Mold is ideal for casting edible fall treasures. At 2 3/8″ by 1¾” tall, it’s the perfect size to highlight an autumn plate. What an enchanting way to present your festive dish!

Mini Pumpkin Silicone Mold used by ACF Youth Team

We are really proud of the work the ACF Youth team presented at the IKA Culinary Olympics, in Erfurt, Germany. They were awarded silver for their work and Tracy Morris, pastry cook on the team took a moment to tell us about their dessert.

“The idea of doing a miniature pumpkin came from our coach, Shawn Culp, and from that point forward we worked together to develop the flavors and continue to take it further. With so many components and plating steps, it was a team effort to make it all happen.”

The pumpkin Bavarians with textures of cranberry and orange were filled with a cranberry orange gel and hazelnut dulce chocolate cake. Served with oat streusel, dulce ganache, candied hazelnuts, bourbon spiced cranberries oranges and pumpkin, cranberry sauce, cranberry foam, pumpkin cream puff, spiced orange sorbet and topped off with micro sage.

“For me pairing the pumpkin with cranberries and oranges was so refreshing for a three-course dinner, and was such a welcomed surprise for a pumpkin dessert which normally would be considered heavy.” The judges in Erfurt said the concept of the dessert was “brilliant and fun” during the critique.

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Thank you for sharing your enchanting work Tracy Morris (assistant pastry chef at the Chevy Chase Club in Chevy Chase, Maryland. She is a member of the ACF Rhode Island Chapter).

Creating with your own Mini Pumpkin Silicone Mold

With your own silicone molds, you will enjoy making wonderful individual pumpkins desserts or serve savory pumpkin dishes. This two-part silicone mold produces 2 3/8″ diameter by 1¾” tall pumpkins. Each pumpkin is reproduced 6 times, and large enough to fill with layers. Surprise your guest by serving a vegetable mousse, spiced bread, curd or anything delicious that casts well.

What will you create? Let us know and send photos.

Until next time, stay curious!

Beatrice S Schneider - Chicago Culinary FX

Beatrice S. Schneider
Co-founder/Creative Director &