How to Make a Cake Mold

Jun 8th, 2009
A creative way to make your own cake molds.

If you've ever wanted to bake a cake for your child or another loved one in a particular shape but then you didn't have the right mold, then you know how frustrating this can be. Making your own cake molds isn't that difficult, but it does require a little creativity.

Part 1: Find the object that you want to make your cake mold of. Some examples would be a large candy dish, a cookie tin, a toy carrying case in the shape of a child's favorite cartoon character, or even a larger sized doll or stuffed animal would work.

Part 2: Pull three pieces of tin foil from the roll, making sure that the first piece is slightly larger than the other two.

Part 3: Place the object you want to make the cake pan mold of on the foil, making sure the larger piece is the one that is right against the object. In other words, the largest piece of tin foil is on top, with the two smaller pieces on the bottom, then put the object you are making the cake mold from on top.

Part 4: Mold the three pieces of tin foil around the object you are making the cake mold from. Be sure that you mold the foil to all the crevices and curves tightly.

Part 5: Remove the object from the foil carefully so as to not destroy the shape of the foil which has now become your cake mold. You are now ready to pour your cake batter into your self-made cake mold.


1. If your cake is for a child, look in her toy box for ideas for cake molds. For example, if the child loves Barbie and has a carrying case in the shape of Barbie's head, this would make a great cake mold.

2. If the cake is for an adult, consider using a favorite candy dish, or other container to make your cake mold.

3. Once the cake is baked, use frosting to fill in the features. In the case of the child's Barbie case cake mold, you could use the frosting to paint in Barbie's hair and face making it look as much like her face from the case as possible.


1. Be careful not to destroy the shape of the foil when you remove the object you are making the cake mold from because if you do, you will have to start over with new foil.

Regina Paul is a freelance writer and author living in Seattle, WA. She has published several books, both fiction and non-fiction and has over 1000 articles published online. When she's not writing she enjoys spending time with her husband, reading,…
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