Make Your Own Moulding Material! The 3 Best Free Recipes!
In the cake decorating world using silicone molds /moulds has become extremely popular. The problem is they can become super expensive and you may only use a particular mold once before it ends up at the back of your cupboard!
Me being the scrooge I am decided there had to be a better way! I also wanted to make my own designs. I experimented with some fabulous diy silicone products. Fantastic results but oh so expensive and of course the problem once you cure it, there's no turning back. Silicone is not reusable.
After a little more research I discovered a fabulous product sold at Baking Pleasures called Casting Jelly !
Casting gel or jelly is great for making your own impression moulds out of anything that will withstand the heat of the gel (leaf, petal, figure moulds). Casting gel can also be melted down and reused. Comes in a 200g container.
Melt on medium microwave for 1 minute and stir gently or can be melted over hot water. (This jelly can be melted again and again if kept free from foreign material).
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1) Flexible Mould Compound by Make Stuff
No pictures, lots of reading - perfect for those who like to read precise instructions but don't need a visual
Easy Step by step photos! Perfect or those who need lots of photos to keep the on track!
3) Homemade Casting Silicone Substitute by Kyle of Asgard
A fabulous YouTube video showing Kyle's method to making your own casting jelly. Perfect for those who need the full practical visual!
**Mobile Users if the video link is not working try this link instead>> Alternative YouTube Link