Making Your Own Molds. . .

Decorating By forheavenscake Updated 12 Aug 2011 , 5:35pm by MYOM-Dominic

forheavenscake Posted 4 Aug 2011 , 6:42pm
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Hi there! I've never done this before, but am planning to attempt it now that I need a mold that I can't find!!

I've read about silicone plastique and it seems to be what I'm looking for. That being said, #1 is this the best/easiest thing to use and #2 where is the most affordable place to buy it?

Oh and I was also wondering, does anyone know about how many molds you can get out of 1lb of material? I don't plan on making many deep 3D molds or anything, mostly press molds.

Thanks so much!!!

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shanter Posted 4 Aug 2011 , 6:59pm
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Someone recommended Amazing Mold Putty to me, but I haven't tried it yet. The reviews sound good.

mrsg1111 Posted 4 Aug 2011 , 7:14pm
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Please let us know how it comes out. I would be interested in trying it.

ReneeFLL Posted 4 Aug 2011 , 7:41pm
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I have used Amazing Mold Putty that I got at Michaels. It works great and is easy to use.

sweetflowers Posted 4 Aug 2011 , 7:46pm
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I've used both products. But since I get a coupon for the Amazing Mold putty at Michaels, I use it the most. It has less play time before it starts to set, but you can adjust that by putting it in the refrigerator before mixed the two compounds. For how many molds you can get, well...that depends on the size of your item. I got over 50 1" button molds out of mine.

addietx Posted 4 Aug 2011 , 8:15pm
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The great thing about Amazing Mold putty is that it is flexible after it forms, which is a BIG plus when removing your piece. It runs around $20 but be sure to use a coupon. Michaels takes competitor's coupons also which is really nice. AC Moore offers a 50% off coupon more often than Michaels, JoAnns or Hobby Lobby. So sign up at all 4 sites, if you have these stores near you.

Elcee Posted 5 Aug 2011 , 1:37am
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Originally Posted by ReneeFLL

I have used Amazing Mold Putty that I got at Michaels. It works great and is easy to use.




I second this. thumbs_up.gif

forheavenscake Posted 5 Aug 2011 , 1:50am
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Thanks everyone! I've never heard of the amazing mold putty. . will definitely look in to it!!!

Coral3 Posted 5 Aug 2011 , 4:00am
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You can also get food grade casting gel, which is re-usable...when you've finished with the mold (or if you made a dud mold and need to remake it) you can melt it down and reuse.

This is the one I've used:

http://shop.clayprincess.com.au/eshop/product_info.php?cPath=228_231&products_id=1302&osCsid=9a5ac33a9c277543399f0a114ffe7080

Rusti Posted 5 Aug 2011 , 4:33am
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I have used both amazing mold putty and silicone plastiqie
I found the amazing mold putty to be better for hard objects made from metal or plastic.
The silicone is better for lace. I got aprox 9 good sized lace molds from 1 pound.

Word of caution, the silicone has a shelf life of one year. I had made a couple of molds and then didn't get around to using it again until it was about to expire. It took much longer for it to set.

I will use both again.
Good luck.

addietx Posted 5 Aug 2011 , 2:15pm
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Hey everyone, I would love to see some photos of lace pieces you molded yourself. I haven't tried lace yet. Any tips to getting a very well defined piece?

MYOM-Dominic Posted 12 Aug 2011 , 5:35pm
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Hi Everyone,

Sorry for the late reply - I was preparing for and attending the ICES convention which was really a great show.

Okay so for the past year there have been posts about Amazing Mold Putty in this forum and I haven't responded because I have thought that for some people this is a readily available product in their area and if they like it great. But now it seems that this forum is becoming a place where the virtues of Amazing Mold Putty are repeatedly discussed. Though I may be making a mistake responding, I am going to give it a try.

I would like to create an analogy that may be useful in communicating my thoughts. Okay so lets imagine that you have your own cake business and down the road there is a high volume retail baking operation that competes with you for the wedding cake business in your area. You are known for quality cakes and they are known for cheap cakes. You explain to your customers that you use high quality ingredients and that your cake tastes better, looks better and impresses your friends and family in a way that cakes from the other operation cannot. The high volume retail bakery on the other hand can bang out a cake very quickly, it will be iced with buttercream from a bucket and the decorations are mass produced and so hard they will break your teeth. And it is CHEAP. Now we all know that no matter how much you promote your quality some customers will go for the cheap cakes and some customers will choose yours. The similarities and differences between Amazing Mold Putty and Silicone Plastique are as obvious as the differences described above between the cakes made by two different operations.

Let me identify the differences between Silicone Plastique and Amazing Mold Putty. Silicone Plastique is a stronger silicone that will make a mold that will last longer and be more resistant to tearing. Silicone Plastique has less oil in its formulation which makes it better for chocolate and sugar casting. Silicone Plastique gives you more time to make your mold so that you can take your time and work the material into every detail. Silicone Plastique is also firmer which makes it impress details into gumpaste and fondant that are sharper and more defined.

Amazing Mold Putty on the other hand is cheap and it will work for small projects that are not too big.

Okay so lets go back to the analogy I was describing before between your high quality cake business and the cheap high volume retail bakery down the street. How would you feel if during a consultation with one of your customers, someone barged into your shop and tried to convince your future customer to save money and get a cheap cake down the street. I am sure this is a situation you would like to avoid, yet some of the posts in this forum recommending Amazing Mold Putty have the same effect as the scenario I just described. You might feel that this forum is about mold making in general and since Amazing Mold Putty can be used to make molds it is fair game. In actuality this is a vendor forum where questions can be answered about MYOM products as they pertain to mold making. Here is how Jackie (Founder and President of CC) introduced the MYOM forum back in November 2009.

Jackie Wrote, "Cake Central is excited to announce our partnership with Chef Dominic Palazzolo and his company www.MakeYourOwnMolds.com

MakeYourOwnMolds.com is your source for food grade silicone mold making materials that are safe and particularly well suited for creating food molds. These unique silicone mold rubber compounds have been engineered to comply with FDA regulations and designed to be easy to use. Because of the unique nature of the product and its endless possibilities, Chef Palazzolo will be making his team available on the Cake Central forums to help our members learn the process of mold making and answer any questions they may have about their products and their applications.

Additionally Chef Palazzolo will be writing a blog on Cake Central where he will share tutorial videos and various projects that can be accomplished with the MakeYourOwnMolds products.

MakeYourOwnMolds.com will also be contributing a percentage of all sales generated via Cake Central to help keep CakeCentral.com freely available."

This last sentence is particularly important because it describes a relationship that exists between MYOM and CC where purchases generated from this forum directly benefit Cake Central with financial contributions.

In closing, I hope you understand when I ask that recommendations for Amazing Mold Putty not be made in this forum and instead those recommendations can be taken and posted to the Non-Vendor forums that cover all things cake.

Thank You for Your Consideration,

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