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I was looking on the website for Joanns Fabric to see if they had added  any new products like silicone mold making and ran across this product. They have it in two sizes, the molds can be melted and reused and have a foodgrade product for chocolate, fondant, and gumpaste.  It is called Composimold FC. I'm really would like to save some pennies up to try this, but if there are some pros and cons or you just never heard of it like me. Please share!

Thanks and Best Wishes - Pam

Oh yeah you can find it on youtube too, who knew! 

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Thanks for posting Pamela. I googled the product, and I must say, it is intriguing.  Only drawback I can see is if you actually WANT to keep your mold to use again. But there are cases where I know I wouldn't reuse my mold, so would be nice to melt & use again. Sent the link for this product to several of my Canadian cake friends.

Thanks June for the reply! I really think you can keep the mold once it is made, at least I hope you can. This product looks like a jello mold to me! I still want to try it since it can be purchase online at Joann fabric here in the US, I'm hoping to try it with an on-line coupon.  Best Wishes and again, thanks!

Thanks for posting Pamela....  :o)

Pamela, June sent me to that site that sells it via your post about it too, and it looks really cool! I haven't used it or seen it to purchase in our area, though, but I would if I can find it. We do have a Joann Fabric here and next time I am over there, I am going to make a point to see if they carry it. I would imagine that it will keep it's shape only until you heat it up to reuse it. I'm glad you posted the information. It has made me curious!

Hi Pamela I dont know if its any help but I've seen very recently but cant remember where a really cheap alternative to buying  specialist compounds for molds especially if you just need it for a single project.

Just using any old left over fondant mixed with a good dose of tylo powder cut out with a pastry cutter dust press in the item you want to make the mould for then leave overnight after removing the object, a generous dusting of cornflour and press in the new fondant remove carefully with a pin if necessary and there you go easy peasie and really cheap lol

 

I have heard of this method too Les. Haven't tried it tho. Makes sense.

Goreti sent me a link to take a look at how that is done too. But like June, I have not tried it yet.

Les Brown said:

Hi Pamela I dont know if its any help but I've seen very recently but cant remember where a really cheap alternative to buying  specialist compounds for molds especially if you just need it for a single project.

Just using any old left over fondant mixed with a good dose of tylo powder cut out with a pastry cutter dust press in the item you want to make the mould for then leave overnight after removing the object, a generous dusting of cornflour and press in the new fondant remove carefully with a pin if necessary and there you go easy peasie and really cheap lol

 

Hey...... no fair Linda. Goreti didn't send me the link! !!!!    :o)

Thanks Les, I have to try that method, I've read about it, but I've never tried it. I have to admitt, I've made many molds before, but usually never reuse them except for the pearl molds, now those I have used over and over again. Just a reminder, the Composimold can be found "on-line", not sure if they carry it in the store. Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond to my question.  At a later date, I'm going to try the stuff out.

Best Wishes!

Pam

I have and once I got past trying to make my mold using only one container and broke down and ordered a second it worked out really well.  Check out my cakes.  I won first place with a breakfast feast.  Used composimold to make a mold of one of my mugs for the coffee cup and a bowl for the cereal bowl  and also for the silverware.  I made one mold at a time used it then reused It for the second piece and so on.  I also do one of a kind molds so this worked perfectly. 

  Sandi thanks for the info! So it is a good product to use for  a one time mold? Can the mold, once it is made be kept and stored? Are there any special instructions for storing molds?  Pam

Yes the mold can be kept and stored, just have to keep it from getting wet or damp.  Although they didn't say it but I would think it might dry out if not kept in something but the manufacturers are very responsive to any questions.  I melted mine down and just have the product stored in the container it came it.  It took a couple tries but I am very pleased with it.  It will save me a lot of money buying molds and then only using the once since I'm just a hobbiest and don't have the occasion to use molds all that often.  It was also fun learning a new skill.

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