Everything takes so long.

You know?  Like, EV-ER-Y-THING.
For example… it’s been over a year since I began this project of developing a face mold to have available as a little shortcut for figure making.

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From modeling the prototype out of clay, to the production of the molds… then to producing the video and taking the necessary steps to be able to sell them from my website…
it’s been a process.
And not a quick one.

But hallelujah, it’s finally done… and ready,  and will hopefully help make YOUR figure making process a bit quicker!

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From the not-yet-so-confident newbie cake decorator, to the seriously experienced cake artist who’d like a little back up option for days when time is of the essence… this face mold will SUUURIOUSLY come in handy in a pinch!

I call it a face mold, but it’s actually more like a whole head mold.
Which I did on purpose… to make it truly easier and quicker than trying to figure out what to do with just a flat face… but that does mean it becomes a little trickier to get out of the actual mold.
No worries though!  I’ve played around with the mold (like, a LOT) and came up with the best, easiest way to use it and have you cutting your figure making time in half!

And you can use the face just how it comes out of the mold, OR you can use it as a base, and change up the expression on the face to fit your needs.

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In the video I’ve put together on how to properly use your mold, I also show you how to change the expression into a more pronounced smile and/or open up the mouth a bit!

Let me warn you, though… if you don’t watch the video on how to properly use your mold, it may take you a while to figure it out on your own, so I HIGHLY recommend you do watch the video and follow it closely.

 

I’ve included some work in progress photos, here, of painting the face… but the video gives you step by step instructions of exactly how to do that, as well!  So definitely make sure to check it out!

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And I designed this face mold to be big enough so that it would also work perfectly for making an edible figure to use in the standard “doll” cake, as seen here in this (AHEM) mermaid-princess cake. 🙂

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To further help you visualize how big the head is, I’ve made this ballerina figure below to sit on top of an 8″round cake.

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The mold is food grade silicone, and can be used with most mediums, including fondant, modeling chocolate, gumpaste, melted chocolate and even clay.

I use the help of a 1″ styro ball, a lollipop stick, and some powdered sugar to help remove the face from the mold successfully, as shown in the video.

You can click HERE or on the photo below to check out the details to purchase the mold.

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Wishing you all the very best, and hoping this mold will come in handy on a day when a nice, solid “shortcut” is just what the doctor ordered. 😉 Xx

5 Comments
  1. Wosilat 3 months ago

    Hi Shawna, I’ve searched your site for the wooden barrel cake tutorial to no avail. please I need your help.

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      Shawna 3 months ago

      Hi Wosilat! If you type “barrel” into the search bar at the top right of the page (the looking glass icon) the post pops up for you! But here’s a shortcut for you… https://cakeheads.com/2015/11/25/8152-2/
      Just make sure you’re signed into your Cakeheads account (it’s available to members only) before you try to access it! Xx

  2. madden mobile coins 4 months ago

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    Howdy just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same results.

  3. Mary 1 year ago

    Hi Shawna,
    The dust you use for the face is it skin tone petal dust? Also what is your colour tray (make) I would like to get these x

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      cakeheadShawna 1 year ago

      Yep, it’s called “fleshtone” Mary! And I purchased the compressed petal dust set on Amazon. It’s not cheap but it’s super handy to have and will probably last me… forever! 🙂 Here’s a link… http://amzn.to/2fwJqrH

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