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Hard Candy that looks like jewels

post #1 of 21
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I want to make some hard candy that is the shape of jewels (diamonds, emeralds, rubies). Does anyone know where I can get a mold in these shapes? I want them to be 3D but not suckers. I want to use these to decorate a treasure chest cake I am making.
post #2 of 21
I've read a thread like this before...I had also saved the link for the molds...sigh...since the accidental puter wipe-out happened, there's a lot I don't have anymore.

Try searching the forum. I know there was a discussion on making them and where to get the molds. I will try too. If I find it I will post the link here for you.

Good Luck icon_biggrin.gif
post #3 of 21
http://www.confectioneryhouse.com/xcart/product.php?productid=4260&cat=207&page=2

Is this what you are looking for? I have also seen some on Ebay. HTH

Cindy
post #4 of 21
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Originally Posted by Junecakes

http://www.confectioneryhouse.com/xcart/product.php?productid=4260&cat=207&page=2

Is this what you are looking for? I have also seen some on Ebay. HTH

Cindy



Thank you!
post #5 of 21
There's also some at Beryl's.
post #6 of 21
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post #7 of 21
Here are silicone jewel molds from First Impressions: http://www.firstimpressionsmolds.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=12
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post #8 of 21
Actually, since we're on the subject, I have a slightly unrelated but very relevant question: How would you get the jewels to be so shiny if you used something OTHER than using hard candy in the molds. For example, in the International School of Sugarcraft, Book 3, (page 14), they suggest using confectioners glaze mixed with lustre dust. Has anyone tried this? If so, how did it go?
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post #9 of 21
I have only used confectioner's glaze on its own, making the item looking wet. Not sure how it will look with luster dust mixed in.
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post #10 of 21
You might also want to check out www.thejewelsofdenial.com. Go to their "Edible Cake Decorations" page.

She makes hard candy jewels in your requested flavor/color combo. Only $9 for about 80 in various faceted jewel shapes. If you have the time to order from them (if you don't need them tomorrow) then it might be worth it to save the hassle of making them yourself. They also make smooth round candy jewels.
post #11 of 21
Those are just beautiful!

I'd love to find molds to make some like that. I know it'd be easier to just buy them pre-made and flavored, but I enjoy trying to do it myself first, 'til I get so frustrated I say forget it, THEN I order them. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #12 of 21
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post #13 of 21
Maid of Scandanavia sells some: http://www.sweetc.com/

http://www.countrykitchensa.com/catalog/product.aspx?T=2&ShopId=18&CatId=4

34&SubCatId=747&productId=625923

I was at Hobby Lobby and they also had some. They were full sheets of tiny gems , maybe 1/2" or smaller. Kind of a break apart looking mold. I will be getting them and for the same reason! I've only made hard candy ONCE and I burned myself really badly. I'm a little nervous, but I thought I'd give it another try. I thought they'd be cute to use for little girly type cakes, too. If the candy doesn't work out I thought I'd buy the little rings.
post #14 of 21
You're talking about this one, right?

I bought this at Hobby Lobby also.. a few months back.. These same type of gems were on my wedding dress, so I was going to try to incorporate them into my cake. I couldn't get it to work right. Sadly, I know how to do it now.. Use chocolate, instead of hard candy, so it can be painted silver! haha

At least I got a nice mold out of it, and my cake turned out fairly decent, all things considering. icon_smile.gif


It's really easy to use, by the way.. Just pour very slowly. Don't be in a rush.. and make sure you have it sitting on parchment, a cookie sheet, a silpat, anything.. Just in case it overflows. I've been burnt many times also, working with hard candy, but I still play with it. It's not bad, once you get the hang of it.

Now, if only I could learn how to do some real sugar art, instead of just molding!!! icon_biggrin.gif


Good luck!!

Holly

**edit** yeah, helps if I add the photo, huh? dunce.gif
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post #15 of 21
I saw that one at Hobby Lobby too -- what struck me about it is that the gems are pushed out and have raw edges. How on earth would you clean those up?? That's why I didn't buy it.
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