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« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2007, 09:33:25 AM »

That's interesting, if it meets with assessment it seems customising your own moulds from food grade materials, makes for very individual end products. 

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« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2007, 11:49:14 PM »

I've used pringle tins, plastic molds, shoe boxes, the take away cartons you get from having a Chinese, ice cream pots, you name it I've used it, for my Christmas cake i used a saucepan, only thing I had round.  Pvc piping,

but I do have two ready made log molds that I use most of the time.
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« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2007, 12:09:20 AM »

Poly tubing inside a whisky bottle tube makes a good mould if you don't want/need an absolutely smooth edge'
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« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2007, 11:37:30 AM »

I think I've got one of those in the loft somewhere.  Now that I've entered this world, I should try and dig it out  Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2007, 01:13:19 PM »

The ikea star ice cube mould did work!
The puzzle one was easy.

I put the melts in the freezer, and then pushed them out when they were solid. The stars came out quite easy and didn't break.

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« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2007, 11:51:48 PM »

Hooray!!!!!! I am very happy about that! I shall have to look at turning over some of my ice cube moulds to the cause (I can't very well follow soap with chocolate truffles!)
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« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2007, 10:47:42 AM »

I went to the Pound Shop (yes the Pound Shop) yesterday and there were loads of moulds for icecubes and different food containers that would make ideal soap moulds.  I didn't buy any as I was too busy pushing my way through the crowds and keep my eye on little N - very stressful it was - I was only shopping for party prizes (little N's fourth Bday party on Sunday, EEK!!!)
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« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2008, 08:59:11 AM »

A wooden drawer/cutlery organizer from the 99p shop make an excellent mould.
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« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2008, 07:27:18 PM »

I know I'm a bit late on this one but use Tupperware containers. There are always loads of them a jumbles and b/fairs. Just put them in dishwasher on hot and you will know if they will put up with the heat.
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« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2008, 09:53:47 PM »

Good idea about testing them in the dishwasher  Grin
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« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2008, 10:53:01 PM »

The 'Next' catalogue is packaged in a sturdy cardboard box. (Those that have it will know). So, basically you have a catalogue sized box which I am hoping to use as a slab mould for my next batch. I wanted something large and shallow to see if it helps prevent gelling and think this will do perfect.
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« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2008, 10:55:42 PM »

Good idea - actually, I never thought of using a slab mould to help prevent the gel but yes, it would make perfect sense - thanks Jane
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« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2008, 11:01:27 PM »

The best slab mould I have found so far is a big old wooden tray with very straight sides, which I bought at a bootfair for 50p. I use it for milk soaps to help prevent gel, it just about fits on the freezer shelf, too.
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« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2008, 11:07:42 PM »

Mmm I could do with one of those Lululiz. Trying to think what I could use. Only thing that springs to mind is the base of a push along toy that my winkies used to play with. On second thoughts it's outside in the rain going mouldy. Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2008, 11:10:16 PM »

Have a look around charity shops, Jane, you'll be amazed what you can find there in the way of moulds. You'll probably come across a big old wooden tray in one as well.
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