When creating custom shaped cakes you can run into two major problems. On the market, you can find only a limited number of forms that don’t allow for much diversity. If you want your sweets to be of unique design you cannot rely on already existing shapes. The second problem is the budget. The cost of ordering custom forms might be too high for the whole venture to be profitable. Not to mention the time needed for outsourcing. Here’s where a 3D printer can help a lot.
To make a cake with a unique design, the pastry chef asked a designer for help. Together, they decided on the size, volume, and shape of the form. Secondly, the designer created a 3D model of the cake in 3D modeling software. Then the 3D model was imported to Voxelizer and 3D printed on ZMorph VX. The first mold is just a prototype the designer and pastry chef used to see if they are any improvements needed. Some minor changes were made in the 3D model, and then the mold was once again 3D printed on ZMorph VX in the best quality possible. The cake mold is then washed with water and dish soap solution and finally dipped in liquid silicone. After 24 hours the form is ready for use by the pastry chef.
The result is a unique cake form that can be used repeatedly for different fillings. To make a cake using this form, the pastry chef needs to prepare a special filling. The ingredients depend on the desirable outcome. After the form is filled with the ingredients it needs to sit in the freezer to become a solid body that won’t be destroyed by removing it from the form. The final result can be decorated accordingly. 3D printed mold and custom design guarantee exclusive form that no other pastry chef has used before.