Looking for a candy mold but you can't find just want you want? I will teach you how to make your own mold from FDA approved silicone and polymer clay
Things You'll Need
- FDA approved silicone
- Aluminum Foil
- Lollipop sticks (optional)
- Something to make a mold from. I used Polymer Clay
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If you need a guide on how to make something in Polymer Clay to make a mold into, use the link at the bottom of this article, unde Resources.
The first thing you have to do is make sure your silicone is Food Grade. In other words, it is FDA approved to be in direct contact with food. I used Silicone Plastique in this guide.
Silicone Plastique comes in two parts. One part is white and the other is a aqua color.
Get equal parts of each color. I did mine by making the same size balls.
Mix the two colors together until you see only one color. The silicone will stay 'wet' for about 10 to 15 minutes.
Get the item you are making a mold from and take tiny bits of silicone and push it until the detailed area. For this guide, I am making a mold of a classic car I made from Polymer Clay.
Once you have the whole thing covered with the first coat to get the details, add silicone cover the whole thing. Try and get it at least 1/4" thick. Make sure to not get the silicone on the back. You need to be able to remove your item.
If you are making a lollipop, add a stick. You can place your mold upside down or right side down. Whichever you want. If you are making a lollipop right side up, put something to hold the stick up.
While the silicone is still wet, it is a good idea to mark it so you know what the item is. You can use a pin or a toothpick in an area out of the way.
Now you have to wait. The Silicone Plastique says it takes about an hour to dry. I prefer to wait overnight. This is because my molds are quite detailed and it was just easier for me.
Once your wait is over, take out your item and remove the stick. You will now have your very own custom made candy mold.
Before you use it, make sure you wash it and it is completely dry. Use a napkin to get the inside corners dry.