Two Piece Chocolate Mold Use For
Candle & Soap Making
The following instructions illustrate the use of two piece chocolate molds for candle or soap making. Clear plastic chocolate molds are very inexpensive and can produce some great candles. Be aware that these are very heat sensitive and if poured too hot it will deform the mold. Items made in these molds have a high gloss finish. A variation of this without the wick hole works for soap and plaster crafting.
Please be patient, the images may take a moment to load.
|1. Thread the wick through the wick hole. Skip this step for soap.||2. Seal the wick hole with a glob of mold sealer. Skip this step for soap.|
|3. Visually align the mold halves, and clamp with metal clips of any type. We prefer binder clips.||4. Center the wick and clamp to top. Skip this step for soap.|
|5. A piece of masking tape is folded across bottom seam to hold it tighter.||6. Mold ready to pour. Note mold stand with mold weight wrapped around it.|
|7. Mold is filled with 165 degree F. wax. Allow a moment for any air bubbles to release, then place in cool water bath. NOTE: Temperatures over 165 degrees F. will destroy these molds.||8. Ready for second pour to fill the shrink void. Not usually needed for soap.|
|9. Clamps and mold seal removed.||10. De molded, ready for seam trimming.|
|11. Trimming seam with hobby knife.||12. Level base on a heated pan or griddle. For soap trim with a sharp knife.|
|CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PREPARE 2 PIECE MOLDS|
Disclaimer: The information presented here is accurate to the best of my knowledge and common candle making practices as of the time of this writing. Originally published in January 2006 and updated in June 2011. The author and the publisher accept no liability for the use or misuse of any of the information presented in this article. This article is presented for informational purposes and is used at your own risk.
Author: Bob Sherman
Publisher: Bobby's Craft Boutique Inc.
This article is provided free of charge for use. Candles may be made and sold using this design royalty free, however no portion of this article may be reproduced for publication elsewhere without express permission from Bobby's Craft Boutique Inc. with the following exceptions:
- Non profit organizations such as religious groups, scouts, 4h, etc... may use this information without permission for printed materials provided it is used without modification and credit is given to both the author and onestopcandle.com
- Reprinting to the web is prohibited without permission, however web sites wishing to link to this article may do so without permission.