homemade silicone mold #1: tutorial


two brands of food safe FDA approved silicone mold I use . I buy this two from Michael’s using 40-50% coupons.


The box comes with two different colored component.


varieties of knick knacks one may use to make a silicone mold impression :)


hunt around your house for a “dish” deep enough to hold the mold you’re planning to make. It doesn’t have to be fancy, even a disposable container cover will do :)


take equal amount of each silicone component, knead together until mixture is of uniform color, place mixture in a “dish”


press the object to be molded face down into the silicone mixture


let “cure” for 25 minutes or per package direction


to remove cured silicone mold from the “dish”, run a thin knife along the edges, it should freely fall off the dish, if this doesn’t happen, gently tug at the edges of the cured silicone mold and pull it off the dish. To remove molded object off the silicone mold, bend the cured mold backwards, the molded object will gently “pop” off the silicone mold,..and voila,..you now have a homemade silicone mold :)

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

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 :)

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

Tara, Nova Scotia, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Valleys-kool-cakes/131353476890032

Thank you so much for this awesome tutorial Rose!

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

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”

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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)

Glais,S for Sugar