A mold (American English), or mould (British and Commonwealth English), is a container used in various techniques of food preparation to shape the finished dish. The term may also refer to a finished dish made in said container (e.g. a jello mold).
Molds can be used for a variety of foods:
- Cake molds (e.g. muffin tins, Bundt cake, angel food cake pans, and other types of bakeware)
- Springform pan
- Gelatin dessert molds (also known as "jelly molds")
- Ice cream and other frozen desserts