Tellis12 Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 1:41am
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I came across this photo online and like the bride in the post, I fell in love with the chocolate topper. The problem is I can't find a mold, or one similar, online ANYWHERE. I've looked and looked. I've seen several bride and groom chocolate molds and one of those will do if I have to use it, but I absolutely love the french touch this one has. Can anyone offer any suggestions? Thanks so very much!

[url] http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/im-obsessed-with-this-moulded-chocolate-cake-topper[/url]

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Tellis12 Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 1:41am
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http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/im-obsessed-with-this-moulded-chocolate-cake-topper

BlakesCakes Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 2:16am
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I'd venture that that's a custom made mold done from some antique French, German, or Japanese figurines like these:

http://www.goantiques.com/detail,pair-japanese-porcelain,292673.html

I could see modifying the mold so that a heart could be placed and then the entire scene set on a single base.

I really doubt that you'll find the mold pre-made.

Anyone making custom molds would charge a good bit of $ to make one of these.

JMHO
Rae

Tellis12 Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 2:41am
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I was thinking I might try making one out of silicon since I'm coming to the same conclusion you've mentioned.

BlakesCakes Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 3:25am
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Yep, I think that's the way to go.

I'd contact Dominic in the Make Your Own Molds forum on here. He'll have a good idea of all of the supplies you'll need.

Please post pics of the process & the finished product.

Good Luck!
Rae

cheriej Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 3:51am
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you might want to contact laduree in paris and see if they sell that topper. It's on their website. I'm sure it's a custom topper but you never know. Might be worth an email.

cheriej Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 3:51am
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Tellis12 Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 11:51pm
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Thanks for the fantastic suggestions. I've been looking on ebay for figures I might like to mold. I'll let you know how it turns out!

cownsj Posted 2 Feb 2011 , 12:29am
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If you get the piece, go to Michaels and buy some "Amazing Mold Putty" and you can make our own. It's about $20 for the pkg., and with a coupon you'll save a ton. It's easy as can be to use. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDtCBEAWSvE

Tellis12 Posted 2 Feb 2011 , 4:47pm

cownsj, thanks for the tip. I was just wondering if Michael's had that kind of thing.

cownsj Posted 2 Feb 2011 , 5:13pm
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Originally Posted by Tellis12

cownsj, thanks for the tip. I was just wondering if Michael's had that kind of thing.




It's by their clay modeling stuff. At least in our Michaels.

Karen421 Posted 2 Feb 2011 , 5:41pm
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Originally Posted by cownsj

If you get the piece, go to Michaels and buy some "Amazing Mold Putty" and you can make our own. It's about $20 for the pkg., and with a coupon you'll save a ton. It's easy as can be to use. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDtCBEAWSvE




I am a huge fan of Amazing Mold Putty, and use it all the time. For this, however; unless you can roll out a big piece and cover it with one piece, you will get lines or seams. For something like this, I too recommend Make Your Own Mold, and Dominic will help you with the process, if you need it.

BlakesCakes Posted 2 Feb 2011 , 10:42pm

I use Amazing Mold Putty all the time for simple items. It's easy to run out and get in an emergency or to just keep on hand,

but Dominic really is " 'da man" when it comes to making molds for complicated, finely detailed 3-D items. His input--for both materials and technique-- would be invaluable for something so important.

JMHO
Rae

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