Mold-Making Basics Tutorial

Skill level: Intermediate

Mold-making is one of the fundamental skills needed to take your cake creations to the next level. Everything can be sculpted, but when it comes to certain objects that need to look like they were made by a machine, creating a mold can be the next best thing.

In this tutorial, you will learn all of the basics needed to create one-part, two-part, and pour molds. You will learn: how to plan out a mold, how to prep your piece for molding, an easy way to clean the bits of clay from your mold after casting it, how to make sure the chocolate gets into every part of it with no air-holes or gaps and what to do when things go wrong.

Please note: this tutorial covers all the aspects of getting started making food-safe molds and mold making. Liz does not show how to create a cake or assemble the chocolate airplane in this tutorial.

1:03:50 Minutes of Instruction

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how to make one-part, two-part, and pour molds
  • Liz’s tips and tricks to making a successful mold you can use again and again
  • The types of materials you should use (and shouldn’t use) to make sure your molds cure correctly and don’t leak or break

Tutorial Chapters

  1. Overview of the tools 0:52
  2. Assessing the object 5:10
  3. Adding the clay 7:05
  4. Making the box 14:32
  5. Making the mold base 16:47
  6. Cutting out the walls 18:39
  7. Gluing the walls 22:14
  8. Mixing the silicone 24:29
  9. Pouring the silicone 27:15
  10. Removing the box and toy 29:25
  11. Testing the one-part mold 32:06
  12. Removing the test mold 34:24
  13. Preparing the wings 35:44
  14. Making a two-part mold 38:28
  15. Pouring the wing silicone: part 1 50:57
  16. Pouring wing silicone: part 2 53:19
  17. Making a silicone rubber one-part mold 57:13
  18. Making a pour mold 1:00:23
  19. Unboxing the molds 1:00:56