Monday, April 28, 2014

1970's Triple Crown Winner knows about ComposiMold


We, in ComposiMold Land, are constantly surprised to hear how ComposiMold is being used in the "real world". Lisa Menz never fails to impress us with her cake decorating skills and her ambitious ComposiMold projects too!

This time she had the honor of creating Jean Cruguet's 70th birthday cake. Mr. Cruguet was the jockey who in the 1970's rode Seattle Slew to the top, winning the Triple Crown Races!


Lisa writes about her process, "I made a huge mold of a horse head with ComposiMold and then I used black fondant for the horse head." She also mentioned, "You could use chocolate also, of course."

Lisa demonstrates ComposiMold's reusability and cost effectiveness perfectly here. She only needed one horse head for this special cake...and it needed to be big! She can make this large mold with the ComposiMold she has been using for her custom cake decorating business and then simply remelt it for her next project! 

Thank you Lisa, for sharing this cake with us and Mr. Cruguet too!
                            ~Your friends in ComposiMold Land


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Thursday, March 20, 2014

ComposiMold Explained in Drawings

This video was created to demonstrate the simple ComposiMold process. We use chocolate as our casting material but of course you can use fondant, gum paste, and many other edible casting materials too! You can use a wide variety of non-edible treats too in ComposiMold-LT and PowerMold. 


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Monday, March 3, 2014

Sue Makes Cat Shaped Soaps in ComposiMold to Raise Money for CatCareTNR.org



As always, we love sharing customer testimonials and project photos! We also love to help spread the word about amazing organizations like CatCareTNR.org dedicated to minimizing the feral cat population in SW Colorado by spaying or neutering over 7,000 cats in their organization's history. 

 Our new friend, Sue, is the president of CatCareTNR.org. She is dedicated to raising money to keep this mission alive. In addition to being an animal advocate, she is also a super creative silversmith, lost wax casting mold maker, and leather artist!

We are loving talking with her and seeing how she is harnessing her creativity to make a difference in the animal kingdom!

If you are feeling inspired by her ComposiMold project, simply follow this link: CatCareTNR.org to make a donation!

Sue writes:
"OMG!  I LOVE/ADORE THIS STUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!  YES, I'M SHOUTING!  IT'S THE BEST THING SINCE THE INVENTION OF THE WHEEL!!!!!"

"I've made 2 whole molds!  LOL  I'm going to need more Composimold.  I made a mold of a cat figurine 2 days ago and last nite I girded my loins and read all the instructions and watched your videos for the umpteenth time.  I got my melt and pour soap, melted some, colored it lavender, added some lavender scented oil (both items made for soap), and poured into my cat mold that had been chilling in the freezer for 2 hrs.  (this mold has a LOT of detail with the eyes and fur, etc).  I put it in the fridge to set up and tried to ignore it for an hour.  At midnight...I carefully un-molded it.  SUCCESS!  A perfect lavender 'bar' of soap.  I couldn't sleep because I was so excited and went thru my rottweiler figurines to make another mold.  I chose one and found a container that would work for it.  Melted the ComposiMold and poured over it. Yet I didn't have enough ComposiMold!!!!!!!!!  It only went up to the dog's neck. Darn! (Tomorrow I'm ordering more ComposiMold!) Then I poured the ComposiMold back into the container and quickly found my second choice rottweiler figurine and set it up.  Re-heated the ComposiMold and poured over.  Went to bed at 2 am, very excited.  I just cut the mold open and it too looks perfect!  I have to feed our feral cats (9 of them) and the Canada geese and ducks on the river now, but when I come back in I'm going to make a lavender rottweiler!"

The pink cats are rose scented and weigh 1.25 oz.  The gray cat is actually lavender colored and scented.


I think you'll agree the detail is amazing!  You can easily see the fur.  I did break an ear off one cat, but with judicious use of a soldering iron and rheostat and a bit of extra soap I 'glued' the ear back on and you  honestly can't see the break.  I'm going to paint a bit of vegetable oil in just the ear areas. (as a mold release) The left ear is deliberately 'broken'.  When a feral cat is trapped and spayed or neutered the left ear is tipped, the end cut off, so you can easily see from a distance that the cat has already been caught and fixed." 
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Fondant Dump Truck Cake Topper Made in a ComposiMold


Follow the steps below to learn how to make a traditional 2 Part Mold so you can duplicate all the sides of the object you are molding! We used a fondant type material called Mexican Paste as our casting material that came in a powder form. Simply add water and mix, cover and let stand over night, knead and then press into your mold. It hardens very well which makes it easy to de-mold from your ComposiMold!      (You could definitely use chocolate in this mold as well!)

Supplies:
ComposiMold-FC, 40oz.
Mexican Paste or Your Favorite Fondant
Veggie Oil Mold Release
Heat Safe Containers
Polymer Type Clay
Edible Food Paints to Embellish Your Casting

Instructions:


You can also use this same technique with pourable casting materials: (great for liquids like resins, plaster, wax, or chocolate)


Semi-hollow casting: Follow steps 1-7. At step 8, instead of pressing your casting material into your mold halves, you will pour or brush your casting material into the halves. You can then align your mold halves, tape them together and rotate the mold to coat all the interior walls of the mold.

Solid casting: Add a "sprue" in step 1. A sprue is a channel that you create in the mold to pour your liquid materials through. You can make this sprue with a piece of coiled clay stuck to the side of the original object. This shape will become part of your mold. When you get to step 8, you will align and tape your mold halves together, pour your liquid casting material down into this sprue and let cure. Once your casting material has solidifed you can demold it as instructed above and snap off any material that cured in the sprue.
 


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