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HELP! Sugar casting emergency question

post #1 of 12
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I was about to go cook up some isomalt and cast it in a peice of gumpaste when I realized I had never done this - will the gumpaste melt???

Its a cake for my moms birthday so I was getting all fancy....now I am afraid that since I didnt use pastillage, I am doomed!


Please help
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post #2 of 12
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm don't know , here's a bump.
post #3 of 12
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thanks for the bump! icon_wink.gif
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post #4 of 12
I think it will melt. I've never done this technique before BUT I do use isomalt. You'll need to let the isomalt cool a bit on a silpat and THEN put it in the gumpaste IF that is possible. When I "mold" Isomalt I let it get to "pulling" temp which is about 180-200 that should still be fluid enough for you.

What are you doing? It sound interesting and DARING!!

Beth in KY
post #5 of 12
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i don't know if it can wait till pulling temp.....its a tricky mold I made.

Never heard of anyone mixing gumpaste and casting?
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post #6 of 12
"I" never have, but, then again, who am I? Tell ya what. I took a Pulled Sugar Class at the Wilton School from Laurie Braddock. Sandy Folsom also teaches sugar I THINK. Why don't you contact them at the Wilton School in Darien and ask them? I can't find Laurie's e-mail but when I order isomalt I go to sfolsom@wilton.com. HTH

GOOD LUCK!! and I DEFINITELY want to see a picture! Now, I'm intrigued! I'm the only one who does this in my town and it's fun to do new things for the WOW factor!

Beth in KY
post #7 of 12
I think it will be fine. If you wait til it is just still fluid it should be OK.

Is the gumapste dry??

I made the door for my gingerbread house from fondant let it dry for a hour and poured isomalt to make the oval windows.
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post #8 of 12
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thanks moydear!!
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post #9 of 12
Sorry wrong link!!
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post #10 of 12
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OK, I did it.

It buckled a little, but nothing too bad. I will post a photo in the gallery - its a tea cup
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post #11 of 12
Sorry I got here so late.

You can pour melted sugar over or around gumpaste no problem. Make sure it is VERY dry or it can dissolve the sugar or make it cloudy from the remaining water in the gumpaste. I usually sand my gumpaste down very smooth before pouring the sugar over or around it. That way you don't get all the little air bubbles. You want the sugar to be about the fluidity of honey and pour it in one spot then let it flow over the gumpaste. This prevents bubbles. hope that helps.

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post #12 of 12
Sounds like your covered with that reply.
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