Our deep tray molds collection was born out of requests from our customers for a thick and durable mold that could be used to create things like cigar trays, rolling trays, coin dishes, small planters for succulents and more. Unlike typical small and thin silicone tray molds, these molds feature substantial 1" wide sidewalls that gives you the ability to integrate live edge wood, or encase small objects right within the side of the tray. The interior tray portion of the finished piece this mold makes is 6" in diameter and 1" deep, allowing it to be fully functional as a dish or tray.
Making a cigar or ashtray? Demold your piece then run rounded channels through the top of it using a router table and appropriate router bit.
Resin artists love these molds because small things can be encased within thick resin walls such as coins, dried flowers, coffee beans, sea shells, marbles, candy, and other knick-knacks that are less than 1" in size.
Note that due to the stiffness of the silicone, demolding a piece of this height can be challenging. There are two ways to remove castings from this mold as peeling back the mold significantly will likely result in tearing.
1. Pouring distilled water between the cured resin piece and the interior wall of the mold and moving the water around the resin casting before trying to attempt to remove it from the mold.
2. Using a compressed air hose with a soft (plastic or rubber) gun nozzle end. Insert your air gun in between the casting and the mold wall and scale up the air flow rate until the casting rises from the mold.
Our RSCC line of silicone molds are crafted with artists, makers and bakers in mind. While RSCC stands for resin, soap, candy and chocolate they can also be used with plaster, acrylic resin/Jesonite, concrete and other popular pourable materials.
These are not your run of the mill $10 mass produced and imported molds you'll find on many shopping sites. The custom tooling (blanks) and silicone molds are all made one-by-one, by hand at our facility in Ontario, Canada. We use the highest grade platinum cure silicone, which surpasses the quality and standards of regular food grade silicone. Our silicone is cured with platinum, not peroxide making it safer for use in food and medical applications. We make our molds incredibly thick, to ensure they are self supporting and won't bend or deform when full of your material. Every artist, maker or baker who gets one of our molds immediately acknowledges the quality difference and can justify the cost difference.
Please remember that if you are using silicone molds with epoxy resin or other corrosive or abrasive chemical that you need to use a mold release before pouring your resin. We recommend a non-silicone based release such as the MG Chemicals 8329 or Mann Ease Release 200/300. Using a proper release will extend the life of your mold and help to prevent mold tear-out.