Ten 3D Printable Things: Chocolate, Ice Cube and Jello Molds

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This week I found ten fantastic 3D printable molds that can be used to make all sort of fun treats, including chocolates, ice cubes and Jello bites. A few of these models can be used as the mold themselves, but a few of them will require you to cast the molds in food-safe silicone, which is actually a lot easier to do than you’d think. You can find more information of making candy molds with silicone here.

Here are Ten 3D Printing Things – Chocolate, Ice Cube and Jello Molds:

FILLED CHOCOLATES MOLD

Chocolate Mold by Dan O’Connell

Found on: MyMiniFactory
Cost: Free

This simple mold is made with a solid core, so the finished chocolate piece will have a hollow center that you can fill with just about anything. I’d recommend that you stick to fillings that don’t have to be warm to be pliable because if you try to fill the chocolates with anything warm it could actually melt the chocolate shell. I’d suggest filling them with peanut butter, nuts, caramel – or any kind of creamy filling, really.

CHOCOLATE BIRD

Chocolate Bird Mold by Lawson Take

Found on: MyMiniFactory
Cost: Free

This simple bird mold is a great way to try your hand at making 3D printed candy molds because it’s pretty simple and can be printed in a wide variety of sizes depending on how big you’d like your chocolates. Unlike most of the models on this list you’ll be 3D printing the mold itself, not a solid core to be pressed into silicone, so make sure that you print it with a food-safe filament.

GUMMI BEARS

Gummi bear mold by jani51

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

The Gummi Bear is arguably one of the most recognizable candy shapes in the world, and with this mold you can actually make your own. And because the mold is 3D printable, you can make them in any size that you want. You can make little chocolate bears, or use the recipe on the model;s Thingiverse page and make your own Gummis. Printing a large mold would also be an ideal way to make fun bear-shaped Jello-shots without having to waste a bunch of small paper cups.

HAN SOLO FROZEN IN CARBONITE

Han Solo in Chocolate! by dentikhval

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

Nerds like candy as much as anyone, so a bar of chocolate shaped like Han Solo frozen in carbonite is the perfect gift for the Star Wars fan in your life.

STAR TREK INSIGNIA MOLD

Star Trek Ice Tray by MyMiniFactory

Found on: MyMiniFactory
Cost: Free

And don’t leave the Star Trek fans in your life out, this tray of Starfleet insignia badges can be used for ice, but could also make some pretty great chocolates. Just make sure that you print using a food-safe material and that it’s flexible enough to make the removal of the candy easy.

LEGO MOLD

Lego Ice Cube Mold by lydiac

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

This small LEGO-shaped mold was made to make ice cubes, but it would be very easy to use it to make chocolate LEGO candy. A good way to make chocolate LEGOs is to melt some white chocolate and add a few drops of food coloring so you can make a bunch of different colors. This mold will also require you to 3D print it out of a food-safe material.

SKULL MOLD

Chocolate Skull Mold Maker by akaziuna

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

When you make some candy skulls using this mold, make sure that you tell the goth in your life that the skull used for the mold was an actual 3D scanned skull. Trust me, it will make the candy skulls more special to them.

POKEMON MOLDS

Pokemon Ice / Jello Tray by Andrew Reynolds

Found on: MyMiniFactory
Cost: Free

This Pokémon mold is a little different than the others on this list as they’re really just Pokemon silhouettes, but I still think they’ll make fun chocolates. This would also be a great mold for Pokémon-shaped Jello, or large ice cubes for a party or to add to a signature drink. The mold includes Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Squirtle and Charmander.

ICEBERG MOLD

Iceberg Ice Tray by MAP

Found on: MyMiniFactory
Cost: Free

Making small icebergs for your drinks is the obvious use for this mold, but I also thought it would be fun to make “flavor bombs” with juice or crushed fruit that can be added to drinks like iced tea, lemonade, champagne, sparkling wine or soda water.

MOAI “EASTER ISLAND HEAD” MOLD

Moai Head Mould (Easter island) by Peran Truscott

Found on: MyMiniFactory
Cost: Free

The Moai, aka “Easter Island Heads”, are the large stone structures carved by the long gone residents of Easter Island in Polynesia. This huge mold was designed as a way to make fun candy gifts for Easter. You can make the chocolate Moai solid by completely filling the mold, or just fill it half way, block the hole and slowly rotate the mold until the candy coats the walls and solidifies for a hollow Moai head. And just a tip if you want to make hollow chocolates: keep the mold in the fridge until it’s ready to use – when you pour in the chocolate it will start to solidify faster.  

As always, you can email me your feedback and theme suggestions, and I always love to see what 3D printing projects you’ve been working on. You can also find me on Twitter @SJGrunewald, so say hi and feel free to show off what you printed. Tag it #103dpthings and you’ll get a RT.

Let us know if you’ll be making any of these or any other #103dpthings projects – discuss these and other 3D printing topics at 3DPrintBoard.com, or share your comments below.

 

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