CREATING CUSTOM MOLDS WITH
MAYKU FORMBOX

If you’ve ever wanted to make custom molds in minutes, then a desktop vacuum former like Mayku FormBox could be the next tool for your kitchen. It works on the principle of vacuum, and with it, you can create a mold of any shape.

Mayku FormBox - unikatni kalupi
Mayku FormBox - unikatni kalupi

The Mayku FormBox is already revolutionizing the work of pastry chefs and chocolatiers as it unlocks the power to create custom molds in-house. Creating your own molds saves you time, and money, and unlocks higher margins for your business.

ADVANTAGES OF FORMBOX – CUSTOMIZATION

The FormBox allows you to update your range of products as and when you need to, as there are no long lead times. Simply find or make your template, form your mold and then mold your chocolate! This is invaluable when it comes to creating custom seasonal products, applying custom messaging or logos to chocolates, and fulfilling last-minute commissioned orders.

Unikatni kalupi z Mayku FormBox
Unikatni kalupi z Mayku FormBox

USING EVERYDAY OBJECTS AS VACUUM FORMING TEMPLATES

If an object fits on the FormBox’s form bed and follows the rules of vacuum forming templates, such as no undercuts, sharp corners, or vertical walls, you can make a mold out of it. Lots of pastry chefs and chocolatiers have used the Mayku FormBox to create molds out of fruit, vegetables, and other edible objects. You could even use household objects like rolls of tape or even small plates and coasters as vacuum forming templates.

Not sure how to go about making your own custom molds? There’s nothing to fear! Read on to find out what we recommend.

BUT HOW TO CREATE CUSTOM VACUUM FORMING TEMPLATES? THE ANSWER IS ALSO 3D PRINTING…

If you’re looking to create bespoke or even branded custom chocolate molds, creating your own vacuum-forming template means your product will be completely unique. This is most commonly done by creating a 3D printed template or designing a custom shape to be laser cut and used in the FormBox. 

Unikatni kalupi za čokolado - Mayku FormBox
Unikatni kalupi za čokolado - Mayku FormBox

If you’re new to digital manufacturing tools, the idea of designing for 3D printing or laser cutting may seem daunting, but you could collaborate with someone who already has those skills to create a custom design that can then be turned into eye-catching edible goods.

HAND-CRAFTING CHOCOLATE MOLDS

Have you got craft equipment? While crafts may not be your industry, a plethora of materials can be made into the perfect vacuum-forming template. From air drying clay and polymer clay to balsa wood and foam (for carving), there are so many materials available that can be easily made into a custom template for chocolate molds.

WHAT YOU CAN CAST IN MOLDS MADE WITH THE MAYKU FORMBOX?

All Mayku Sheets are food-safe and durable, meaning that as long as your template follows the vacuum forming best practice rules, you can use the same mold over and over with different ingredients. You could mix up the type of chocolate you use or cast candy mixes, caramel, or jelly. Just be sure not to exceed the temperatures that your plastics can handle!

Now that we are all drooling, we can start creating these ideas…

GREAT COMBO – MAYKU FORMBOX and…