26 Comments homemade silicone mold #1: tutorial

cheryl arme ...

thank you!

Michal Bulla ...

Great tutorial, thanks for posting ;)

Darla ...

I never knew you could make your own molds, thanks for sharing!

couturecakesbyrose ...

Welcome Y’all :)

Making your own silicone molds are such a great money saver,..I will be attempting to make silicone lace molds as well and I will post it here too as soon as I’m done :)

Valley Kool Cakes (well half of it~Tara) ...

Thank you, I can`t wait to try this!!! I am anxious to see the lace molds!

Tali ...

Thank you so much for this awesome tutorial Rose!

3DSweets ...

Thank you so much – I had NO idea it was this easy!!

couturecakesbyrose ...

You’re all welcome :) I learned to do this last year (a few months after I made my first decorated cake)..since then, I have been obsessed about everything cake related,.silicone molds are very expensive so I thought to myself-Is there a way to reduce the cost-I did found ways by googling “how to make silicone mold” but the materials are still quite expensive,..then Mayen posted on her page about the “yellow tinge” silicone putty from Michael’s,..I went and bought what they had on stock then-the purple tinge one- using my 50% off coupon and I have been hooked since,..I made my first silicone mold back in September last year,..I stock up on silicone supplies when Michael’s has the 50% coupon (it reduces the cost down to less than $11.00 per box).

I will be making lace molds too but I am awaiting one more “ingredient” from the mail :)
I’ll make a picture tutorial of that too and post it here

When my hubby realized what I was doing-sharing what I know…he said “why share your trade secret?” I told him this is not my trade secret,..I learned this from the community of people who was willing to share their knowledge and expertise to newbies like me…and I call this “paying forward”

Justsweet ...

thank you

Glais ...

i love …you tutoring because the silicone mold are the best for cake and are vey expensive .in this way i an make my mold…
More one time Thanks for share…;0)

Valley Kool Cakes (well half of it~Tara) ...

I got some today and the cutest button, I am hoping to try tonight. I will let you know how it goes =)

couturecakesbyrose ...

caking friends,..here’s a few more pointers to make sure that your first attempt in making homemade silicone molds will be successful..

if you’re going to make button silicone molds, you can also use those round cutters for the “dish”..place the round cutters on a piece of parchment paper or board, push your silicone mixture down to the bottom until it is flat then press your button to be molded face down to the silicone mixture,..press it hard enough to create a cavity that’s about 1.5 the depth of the original item you’re trying to make a mold of.

this tutorial did not use a sealant for the objects being molded because I only used very inexpensive pieces of metal jewelries. some are $1.00 a piece I got on sale from Michael’s :) I do not recommend using one of your expensive piece of jewelry to make a mold of as you run the risks of ruining that item,..if you must create a mold of your treasured piece of jewelry or any valuable items, use a sealant to protect the said item. sealant can be found on makeyourownmolds.com and cost $9.00 for an 8 oz container.

Aida Martinez ...

Great tutorial. I going to try this. Thanks so much for sharing.

couturecakesbyrose ...

I hope this tutorial do help y’all :) if you have any question, just ask awaya and I’ll be more than happy to answer :)

couturecakesbyrose ...

MORE TIPS:

1. Using a “dish” will allow you to create a silicone mold that’s flat underneath.

(A silicone mold that sits flat on your work area is easier to work with when making a sugar impression)

2. place the object to be molded face down into the silicone mixture at least 1/4 inch apart from each other and press down to create a cavity that’s about 1.5 the depth of the object being molded. leave the object in place (don’t attempt to remove the object until silicone is cured)

feel free to ask me questions :) I’ll be more than happy to answer y’all :)

Ange ...

Hello Rose, I’m a newbie from Australia & I was wondering if you could let me know the website to Michael’s as I’ve never heard of it & I couldn’t find it by googling. I would love to make my own silicon molds Thank you so much Angela :)

Tammy Barrett ...

I’m a newbie too! I’m in the uk and I’m really excited to start making my own moulds but no idea where to buy this stuff in the uk!

couturecakesbyrose ...

Hi Angela and Cakeybakeymakey..Michael’s is a arts and craft store here in the US.. I also get my silicone mold making supplies from makeyourownmolds.com, here’s the link directly to the site:
http://www.makeyourownmolds.com/mold-making-materials-products
I have personally used silicone plastique, copyflex liquid silicone, seal-dit, anchor-dit and safe-d-clay from makeyourownmolds.com and I love it.

here’s another online store where you can buy food safe silicone mold making materials. I have not personally used any of their products yet but I am planning to soon.
http://www.smooth-on.com/Food-Safe-Material/c1387/index.html

In the UK, you can buy silicone plastique, seal-dit, anchor-dit and safe-d-clay from this site:
http://www.thecakedecoratingcompany.co.uk/catalog/index.php?cPath=414_425

In Australia, I found this site that sells “KLONE PUTTY” which they claim is similar to silicone plastique, here’s the link to it:
http://www.dalchem.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=292&Itemid=262

and here’s a site that sells silicone plastique in Australia:
http://www.cakesaroundtown.com.au/catalog/silicone-plastique-grams-p-5631.html

amazon.com also has silicone putty (purple) and mold putty (yellow) being sold online and can be shipped worlwide. Here’s the link to what I found:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=silicone+putty

I hope this helps. If you guys have any questions, feel free to ask me and I’ll be more than happy to help you guys out.

Rose
-https://www.facebook.com/CoutureCakesbyRose
-http://www.etsy.com/shop/couturesiliconemolds

Ange ...

Ohhh Thank you so much Rose, I am really excited to make my own – just wondering would you ever use a silicon mold to make another mold?? Are you able to do that??

Your help is very much appreciated
Angela :O)

couturecakesbyrose ...

Hi Angela, sorry for the delay in getting back to you regarding your question-will I ever use a silicone mold to make another mold. That’s exactly what I tried doing after I read your question :) I was successful once but when I tried to do it again it was a failure. I’m thinking it might have been due to the type of silicone I used but I will be trying again soon and I will post the result here.

bitzidee ...

I use dental mold silicone the type they make molds of your teeth with. It is kneaded the same way using equal parts. Sets up in about 5 min.

couturecakesbyrose ...

@bitzidee, wow,..Thank you for sharing,..this is one more type of silicone I will have to look into and try…thank you so much for sharing…

Nelia ...

Thanks!

Sandra Vazquez Lossiseroni ...

_Hi Rose, so happy I found you here. Ladies what you don’t know is that this wonderful lady also sells them, for those who do not have the time to do this kind of project. Thank you Rose, you are an awesome lady. _

couturecakesbyrose ...

Hi Sandra my dear :) I am soooooooooo glad to see you here too my dear :) This is just awesome….I kept finding lots of cakey friends online-both from my Facebook page, youtube and here at cakesdecor…today must be my day (even though it’s Friday the 13th,lol)..Hubby has been asking me to take this tutorial down since I started selling my molds but I refused to because I also want other cakers to know that they still have the option of making their own molds if they want to…my dear it is wonderful to hear from you….

Susan003 ...

Hi Thank you so much for this tutorial. Do the objects that you are creating to make the molds come out easily or do you coat them first with something ex. Vaseline as I saw this on another site.