Revolutionize your kitchen with the Mayku FormBox

We knew the FormBox had the potential to revolutionize the work of foodmakers, chefs and chocolatiers – but it was only when we started properly looking into it, that we realized the breadth of the foodie things this machine can do.

Chef Franco Aliberti (@francoaliberti) with FormBox molds [Instagram]

Make molds out of everyday objects

If an object fits on the FormBox’s tray, you can make a mold out of it. Mayku chefs and chocolatiers have made molds out of fruit, vegetables, nuts and other edible objects; as well as foraged things like shells, pine cones and seed pods; and novelty objects made from wood, hard plastics, plaster, steel, aluminum, resin and silicone.

Chocolate perfume bottle by @roberta.deiana [Instagram]

Commission designs for mold making

You might not have access to a 3D printer or laser cutter, but you can commission makers to create amazing custom designs which can then be turned into eye-catching edible goods.

Custom wooden design by Kohl's Design It! Lab (@kohlsdesignitlab) [Instagram]

Use readily available craft materials

Your local art shop contains a treasure trove of goodies for creating interesting objects for mold-making. Readily available materials that can be used to make molds include: air drying clay, polymer clay, playdough, balsa wood and styrofoam (for carving), as well as paper or card.  

Clay molds made by Marek Jacisin (@marekvj) [Instagram]

Repurpose leftover kitchen stuffs

Ever wondered what to do with unused veg or leftover cookie dough – why not use it to make a mold for an interesting banana-shaped cake? Things like old potatoes, cookie cut-offs and leftover dough are perfect for making all manner of weird and wonderful molds.

Damien Wager's (@pastrychefdamienwager) sub-lime ice creams [Instagram]

Foodstuffs that can be used with the FormBox

Below is a list of all the different ingredients that you can use with the FormBox. Mayku Form Sheets are food-safe and durable meaning you can use the same mold over and over with different ingredients.


Chocolate (bars, truffles, lollies)





Boiled sweets/lollipops



Frozen desserts:

Ice cream


Ice lollies

Frozen juices/punch

Molded ice


Frozen yoghurt

Set liquid:



Panna cotta


Set custard



Gum paste

Sugar paste



Baked goods:

No-bake cake mixtures eg rocky roads or rice crispy cakes

Cookie dough





Savoury foodstuffs:

Sushi rice




If you've used the FormBox with foodstuffs not found on this list, get in touch via Instagram or Facebook, we'd love to share your creations with the world.

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