Silicone Plastique: A Quick Breakdown
Silicone Plastique has become a valuable tool in the creation of custom food moulds around the world. Mould making has always been considered a complicated task, yet with this silicone mould putty a new world of easy mould making has been made possible.
Below is a breakdown of commonly asked questions, so you can be sure of your next mould-making pursuits!
What is Silicone Plastique?
Silicone Plastique is an amazing, food grade silicone mould making putty, created by Chef Domininc of Marvelous Molds in order to bring the art of mould making into both commercial and home kitchens.
How does it work?
Silicone Plastique has the consistency of cookie dough and is very easy to mix and apply. Simply mix Part A with Part B and knead until a uniform colour is achieved. It can then be flattened by hand or rolled thin. Once you’ve got your putty, simply apply to your chosen shape/pattern and leave for around an hour at room temperature. Remove the putty from the object to produce a perfect silicone mould with your desired design. See a full demonstration in the video below!
What can the mould be used for?
The finished mould works great for edible mediums including: Chocolate, Butter, Fondant, Ice Cream, Pulled Sugar, Cheese, Ice, Gelatine, Hard Candy, Gum Paste, Pastillage, Royal Icing, Candy Clay, Butter Cream, Marzipan, Sherbet, Sorbet.
It can also be used for various non-edible mediums including: Plaster, Cement, Concrete, Terra Cotta, Clays, Fiberglass Resin, Hot Glue, Air Dry Clay, Polymer Clay (sculpey, fimo, cernit), Paper Mache, Low Melt Metals and so much more.
How long does it take?
The putty has a work time of roughly 10 minutes, and a cure time of around an hour when left at room temperature.
Is it safe?
The putty is non-toxic and completely food-safe. It is not harmful to skin and won’t dye your hands or work surfaces.
Can I reuse the moulds?
A finished silicone mould can be washed and reused time and time again. However, once cured, it is a commercial grade silicone rubber that cannot be melted or dissolved in order to make another mould.
Can I freeze/heat the moulds?
Silicone Plastique can be put in the freezer without losing flexibility and can resist temperatures of up to 230°C.
Ready to try it out for yourself?