Chocolate Bunny Mold

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Chocolate Bunny Mold by rweaving Feb 13, 2012

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This is a mold that you can use to make chocolate bunnies. With this mold I will be able to make my nieces vegan bunnies for Easter, something that can be hard to find.

If you want just an ear make http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:17391


Print both sides and brush them with some acetone abs mixture. You can use rubber bands or tape to hold the pieces together. After tempering your chocolate fill with chocolate and let harden. Carefully remove bunny from the mold and enjoy.

For tips on working with chocolate

see http://www.marthastewart.com/267061/tempering-chocolate

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I printed a 0.75 scale version off on an Ultimaker 2 and it went beautifully. Thanks very much for the design!

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This is so cool I LOVE CHOCOLATE

What tools did you use to turn the 3D bunny model into a bunny mold?

For modeling I use Lightwave modeler. I did a boolean subtraction of the bunny model from a box for each side. I then used the knife tool to bring the edges of the mold closer to bunny shape. I used stencil and smooth shifting to create the alignment pegs.

Can you provide a the tutorial for making mold?

Vegan bunnies - Oh the irony.

Fill a chilled mold with chocolate. After it starts to set up, dump out the core liquid. There, you have a hollow bunny. :-D

what about tumbling and turning the mold like everybody else?

More bunnies per hour as you save the time in the freezer.

The mold is not super big when printed on the TOM. I think tumbling then dumping the extra would work, but I don't think it would be necessarily to stick in freezer before dumping though. I will make a version without the bottom, so people can try to make a larger version for hollow bunnies.

One could also use this for play-dough as well. :)

I wonder how this would do in PLA?

You would need to find a solvent for PLA that works like Acetone for ABS to help make a smooth crevice free surface. I'm not sure how ABS Acetone mixture would stick to PLA.


I printed the first half and there are no undercuts I can see. Why does it need to be smoothed? I am printing the second half, now. It will be interesting to see if the detail will be reproduced in the chocolate. My wife and her sister are the candy making experts.

I think it helps to leave a smooth surface for the chocolate to release from. It might work without this step, but it might not release as well. Let me know how it works for you.

OK, both sides printed well. I need some chocolate and a double boiler to test it.

BTW, I printed in PLA.

I see no structure to help in aligning both halfs.

Usually with chocolate you don't leave the bottom open, so as to get a hollow bunny.

Yeah if you created a solid slightly scaled down print of the bunny, with mounting pegs (maybe near the bottom, since it looks like you pour molten chocolate in the bottom), then you could put the solid small bunny inside the two outer mold halves, clamp it together, and be able to pour chocolate in the space between to make a hollow bunny.

Of course as described you couldn't get the solid plastic part out! :) maybe if you sliced up the bunny into tall smooth slices, so that you could slide out the inner core, then have remaining support pieces pull away toward the center, leaving just the hollow chocolate.

(I think they used pressu
rized air or gas with the real ones?)

they tumble the real ones.

its a very, very old patent.

You just fill the mold, let is chill a minute then pour the center out. To make a hollow bunny with no hole on the bottom is more difficult.

There are clearly small pegs to help align the mold.

Yes, but you need to be sure and fill in all the crevices with abs acetone mixture.

is acetone food safe?

Your body is capable of producing its own acetone. With a heavy fat (no sugars) diet: http://www.atkinsexposed.org/atkins/14/losing_(water)_weight.htmhttp://www.atkinsexposed.org/a...


No, I would not eat acetone, but it evaporates leaving just ABS plastic.