Elegant ice sculpture molds come in many shapes, including swans, dolphins, hearts, and brides and grooms. You can purchase these molds for at-home use and, depending on the mold purchased, can use them several times.
Ice sculptures are typically associated with extravagant gatherings. Only the most lavish parties are expected to have such a display, and one would think that the time and effort needed to create elegant ice sculptures would require the services of a professional. However, it is easy to make ice sculptures at home with the help of ice molds and a chest freezer.
Purchased ice molds can be pricey. However, the convenience cannot be beat. Assemble the mold according to the supplied directions, fill with water, and leave in a chest freezer to solidify. Small molds typically harden in 24 hours, while medium-sized molds take 48 hours. Large molds are available as well, but require 72 hours in a walk-in freezer in order to solidify. You can enhance ice sculptures of any size with the simple addition of food coloring. Inserting flowers into a vase-shaped sculpture or placing appetizers on a sculpture shaped as a tray are ways to make homemade ice sculptures both elegant and functional.