This 1 piece plastic small cubes mold has a conveniently attached lid and 6 small cavities so you can easily break up your product into smaller pieces. Traditionally this mold is meant for making and storing wax tarts for use in a wax melter. However the mold would also be great for making bath bombs, soap bars, or lotion bars that can be used in adorable break apart pieces!
Mold Capacity: 3.3 oz
Cavity (individual small cube) Capacity: 0.55 oz
Mold Dimensions: 3" X 2-1/8" X 1"
Cavity (individual small cube) Dimensions: 1" X 1" X 7/8"
Note: mold edge and eyelet add 1" to package length and 1/2" to width
This mold held 3 oz of scented waxes which worked out perfectly for a 6 oz batch giving me two evenly filled packages. I had no trouble with the lids.
These do NOT hold 3.8oz. Don't make the same mistake I did... I paid to have labels designed and printed saying 3.8oz & that is all money down the drain since they don't hold that much. At the very very max, you can get 3.45oz in these. I now have to pay AGAIN to have new labels created and printed. Very annoying!
The clamshells themselves are nice, though. They work perfectly for wax tarts or small soap cubes.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Misty! I'm glad you though our Small Cubes Mold & Package, Plastic are nice and work perfectly for wax tarts or small soap cubes. Though I'm sorry you were disappointed in how much they held. In our tests and recipes we found that this mold held 3.8 oz of product, about .65 oz per cavity. The weight capacities listed we always find by using melt and pour soap for testing. This means when you're using other products to fill these molds it may hold a little less or a little more depending on the substance's volume. Find out more in our A Guide to Weight vs. Volume blog post.
I got these to use for samples! They are the perfect size for a sample big enough for 1 or 2 washes! This way I can try out a recipe and my customers can try a scent. Win win! I've had no issues with them leaking so far, the lids ARE tight but I think that's a good thing!
I like these molds, but I would recommend not closing them until the wax has solidified as they are a little tight to open and close. I haven't had trouble with them leaking, but as I haven't used a ton of them yet I will watch for that and pour them on a sheet pan. I will also make sure my wax isn't too hot, just in case. They do hold a lot more if you "overfill" the cavities with wax (see the photo above). Then you just break the wax cubes apart easily when you go to use them.
I really wanted to like these molds. They seem like such a great idea and I loved the idea of having break away melts like the big boys :) but some huge cons for this product - the product number or whatever on the front is not pretty but you can cover it up with a product sticker, I did have 1 leak all over the table so that one was ruined and I had to clean the other molds around it, and the biggest of all: I can't get them open!! I had to redo a batch of 6 and it took me 20 minutes to get them open while trying not to ruin the package :( almost impossible...I'd love to see a new type of wax melt mold/package here because I do love Brambleberry!
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Tami! I'm sorry this mold wasn't your favorite. We love our Small Cubes Mold & Package and the cute little breakaway products they make. We use these molds all the time in the soap lab and haven't had a leaking problem, as seen in the 12 Days of Christmas: Green and Red Wax Melts tutorial. They can be a little tricky to open as they are meant to have a pretty airtight seal for packaging purposes. The trick is pushing down on the bottom piece while pulling up on the tab.
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