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post #16 of 38
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Why can't someone invent a tv with an alarm clock or automatic turn it on button when your favorite show is on?



They have, it's called TiVo and it's the best thing EVER invented. icon_biggrin.gif Your local cable or satalite company probably has the same thing, they just call it a DVR. Both let you pick shows you want to watch and it will record them for later use. You can also set it to record an entire series. For example, I record Sugar Rush every time it comes on and then I watch it when I have time.
post #17 of 38
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Originally Posted by MontiBellesBakery

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Why can't someone invent a tv with an alarm clock or automatic turn it on button when your favorite show is on?



They have, it's called TiVo and it's the best thing EVER invented. icon_biggrin.gif Your local cable or satalite company probably has the same thing, they just call it a DVR. Both let you pick shows you want to watch and it will record them for later use. You can also set it to record an entire series. For example, I record Sugar Rush every time it comes on and then I watch it when I have time.


hahaha I GOT that stupid DVR man thing..it's in the living room recording every sport known to man..ugh!
post #18 of 38
you poor thing...i sincerely feel for you. my living room one records every cop show that comes on. icon_rolleyes.gif

i have one on the tv in my bedroom and that's where i get to record "my shows"
post #19 of 38
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Originally Posted by kmcguire

PastryDiva, I think she was talking about blowing the hot sugar mixture like a glassblower. I saw that show too and it is something I am definately wanting to try. Those transparent globular ornaments were stunning.


You can purchase Venuance pearls that is a simpler form but more expensive and you can make sugar bubbles from these using the pump etc. I have a contact person for these if you are interested and more information.
Hugs Squirrelly
Edited to state this was directed to kmcguire.
post #20 of 38
SC you have the web address like to add it to my website for information purposes only of course. Boy these bubbles are getting a work out aren't they. Lawrence Welk would be so proud, huh SC.....
post #21 of 38
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Originally Posted by SugarCreations

SC you have the web address like to add it to my website for information purposes only of course. Boy these bubbles are getting a work out aren't they. Lawrence Welk would be so proud, huh SC.....


I have their personal email address and some information they had sent me when I inquired about their products and methods about a year and a half ago.
I will Pm it to you and you can contact them about it. Just don't want to post their address on any sites, perhaps by now they have a site.
Hugs Squirrelly
post #22 of 38
I completely understand that SC.
post #23 of 38
Albert Uster Imports has the coolests things, the pearls even come in color!

The wooden blowing tube is less than $12.00...

Go for it my lovelies, let's do some SUGAH!!

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post #24 of 38
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Originally Posted by SugarCreations

I completely understand that SC.


Sent you a Pm, when we were looking into this topic about two years ago, it was difficult to get information and a group of us had heard about the pearls and started doing internet searches until we heard about a couple who were selling the pearls and were able to contact them. We had heard about them from a cake decorator that had heard about them at an ICES convention. Things may well have changed by now as I haven't researched it since that time frame. But this couple was the only distributor at the time and very helpful. I never did place an order but they are very helpful and informative about the subject. Anyway, always nice to have any information out there, isn't it Sugar?
Hugs Squirrelly
post #25 of 38
I will look into it. If they are still in business I will e-mail them to see if I can add a link to my site. Thanks SC. thumbs_up.gif
post #26 of 38
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Originally Posted by SugarCreations

I will look into it. If they are still in business I will e-mail them to see if I can add a link to my site. Thanks SC. thumbs_up.gif


Don't be surprised if you don't hear back right away, send them another email. They had a new grandchild last year and the grandmother spends a lot of time travelling to see the little one. Really nice people!
Hugs Squirrelly
post #27 of 38
Alright, thanks SC.
post #28 of 38
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UPDATE:

I am now the proud owner of a SILPAT!!! And I also got a silicone rolling pin that is balanced and weighted, it is the bomb! I love it, although I only got it Sat and haven't done anything but play with it (no dough) on the counter.

So I have to study for a calculus final this week but after next Mon I am home free and I am going to attempt my sugar ornaments.

I did decide against blown bubble ornaments but on the TV show Michelle B. basically made a tiny ornament I think about less than 1 inch big, what she did sorta looked like a teardrop, kind of like if you had a spoon full of honey and let it drop, it would build up a huge heavy round drop before falling off. Anyways, I loved the ideas everyone gave me, especially the tin foil, that would look very magical!

So when I get to work I will definitely post pictures.

ONE MORE QUESTION:
Has anyone ever tried the plastic oven mitts so that you don't burn your hand? You know those new ones that look kinda like silicone or jelly and are in colors? You use them in place of a pot-holder. I was wondering if they would work handling sugar.
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post #29 of 38
no honey, you cannot wear those...you need to be very flexible to work your sugar.

What we did in school was work with 2 pairs of the latex gloves. But be careful. I burned through several when I was working with my heat source..the sterno cups..lol

The sugar won't be as hot as you think because ifyou've fliped it a couple of times with your silpat, till it moves like honey...it should be cool enough to quickly touch it.
post #30 of 38
After seeing the Holiday cake challenge ... I saw this little ladle in the food store that was for poaching eggs and it had a very short handle and it could stand on the counter soooo... I bought it and made my daughter "pastrypuffgirl" try to make an ornament! She did it! Even her sister and I got into blowing through a straw to make small ones rounding them in a melon baller to make little snowmen, (she used her pump, which by the way was from and old blood pressure cuff). This stuff is so cool. My mind is full of blown sugar ideas. She got a recipe she liked off of Food Networks site from Jacques Torres ... she said it had great flexibility for blowing and pulling and even though it used vinegar we did not taste it. We are going to do more today. Maybe I can get her to post some. I also thought the gold lacey ornaments that were shown on the show were piped onto balloons and the balloon was then popped after the royal dried and she carefully removed the balloon and then painted them gold. I wanna try that too! "Please Puff?" I don't wanna do cookies today!
Tickled Pink it was alot of fun give it a try! Just remember the sugar is cooled down from liquid but it is still very hot.
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