Easter is this week so I decided to make some Easter treats this year. I’m a chocolate lover and this would be a great opportunity to make my own molds and pour some melted chocolate. The concept of this project is to make a cup made out of chocolate. The idea is to make it look like it would be a chocolate bar wrapped around a cup. Maybe you can enjoy eating every square or perhaps you want to experiment and drink some milk. Nevertheless, this was a fun project, which I’m still developing.

Materials needed:

  • 3d printed mold
  • Chocolate (3 bars - I used 2 and ran short)
  • Instant-read thermometer
  • Silicone spatula
  • 2 Saucepans
  • PAM (cooking oil)

Step 1: Design the Chocolate Cup

To design the mold we first need to design the cup. I’m adding some screenshots to show my process on Rhinoceros. I’m sure there are many ways you can make this. I’m attaching also the Rhino files (version 4.0) so you can see the lines/volumes generated.

  1. Design a profile that will be REVOLVED around the center axis. As the cup will look like a wrapped chocolate I already added the horizontal separations. It know looks like chocolate bars and not squares.
  2. For the vertical separations I designed a curved I liked and then extruded or Rail along a curve.
  3. After I have one vertical separation I made a center array of 12.
  4. Finally I made a Boolean difference between my Cup from 1st step and the 12 separation bars

Cup is ready (you can probably send it out to shapeways for about $60 and have a ceramic version!)

<p>I made an Instructable for the perfect drink to enjoy in these cups: </p><p>https://www.instructables.com/id/Original-saxonian-Eierlik%C3%B6r-obnoxiously-delicious-/</p>
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looks good
<p>wow amazing!</p>
<p>Awesome.. </p>
That is awesome! Great idea!
<p>How much time do you have to drink your hot chocolate in a chocolate cup before the cup melts? ;-)</p>
<p>haha! I don't know! :P</p>
<p>&quot;Chocolate Cup - Literally!&quot;</p><p>Whay do you say literally? As oppossed to what? Figuratively? &quot;Chocolate Cup&quot; is not used figuratively. You could only mean it literally.</p>
<p>In Italy we use to say &quot;chocolate cup&quot; referring to a cup full of chocolate. Therefore saying &quot;literally&quot; we refer to the cup material, not contents. But now I know that a &quot;<a href="https://www.google.com/search?q=tazza+di+cioccolata&es_sm=122&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=SkF6U-XpMqGPywPGuoDYCA&ved=0CCsQsAQ&biw=1920&bih=1081" rel="nofollow">tazza di cioccolata</a>&quot; is much different from a &quot;<a href="https://www.google.com/search?q=chocolate+cup&es_sm=122&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=U0F6U9GSEuLjywPFi4GoBw&ved=0CCsQsAQ&biw=1920&bih=1081" rel="nofollow">chocolate cup</a>&quot; ;-)</p>
<p>Can you upload the male file?</p>
<p>Done! </p>
<p>You are right!</p>
<p>are 3d printers really THAT common these days? </p>
<p>They've become affordable and quite a lot of people in the design/maker world has access to at least one. I personally don't have one but I'm thinking of getting the new Makerbot.</p>
<p>Maybe you could add a handle to the male mold so that you can turn it before you try to take it apart. Turning it will make it to loosen, and it should come off easily.</p>
<p>That's a really awesome suggestion! Thanks!</p>
Very creative! I will probably make this someday... :)
<p>Thanks! </p>

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Bio: Alejandro is an industrial designer who focuses on creating impact through his designs. He has a broad background having worked at a graphic design agency ... More »
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