# What material can I use to make my own cake molds?

I would like to make custom cake molds.

I wonder if 3D printing makes it possible. It would require a material that is food-safe, as per Which are the food-safe materials and how do I recognize them?

However, there are two extra conditions:

• The material must be able to withstand the heat of an oven or microwave, and not mix with the dough.
• It should not be too difficult to remove the cake from the mold after it is ready.

The first condition is where this question is a little different from Can you use PLA material with food and drinks? - that question is about cutlery and glasses, not about things that go into the oven or microwave.

Is there a material that can be used for this purpose?

• For which printer? Jan 13 '16 at 21:05
• @kenorb Good point.. hadn't realized it might make a difference. I'd like to know in general, but otherwise: the Kossel. Jan 13 '16 at 21:14

My initial thought was an SLA printer ( $1000+ ) which uses a Photopolymer Resin hardened by a UV light, and based on its medical uses, I would think that it is food safe - I do not know what its melting point is however. Another idea, one that would not too easily be done in house, is porcelain. Shapeways offers a service that you could use for this - they say just$9 per part, 125 x 125 x 200mm maximum dimms, both food and oven safe.