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post #16 of 21
A lot of mine came out very clean. I think if you don't over fill it, it's not much of a problem. There were a few with raw edges, but for the most part they came out perfectly.

Chocolate is even easier, though not as shiny and pretty if you're looking for that crystal clear gem look, but you can use an exacto knife and trim the edges.


Hope this helps,

Holly
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post #17 of 21
For quick and easy "gems" I break the tops off ring pops. And for pearls, I make white chocolate modeling clay pearls dusted with luster dust.
post #18 of 21
I just asked a similar question for my Slytherin Locket cake. I decided to just use colored piping gel. I tried a BIT with luster dust, but it didn't look any different than plain food coloring. It's not faceted like jewels, but it's shiney, which is all I really needed for the locket.

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post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by Hollyanna70


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.

Holly



The burning or the working with hard candy??!!icon_razz.gif Thanks for the tips, I'm keeping a file. I thought I'd try a really small batch. And I'll be keeping a couple of Silpats handy, just in case and pour it all out if need be. It's a good thing in this Cake/ Cookie/ Candy hobby that mistakes (most of 'em, anyways) are edible! And yes, that's the mold I saw at Hobby Lobby. I am going to try it this fall when I will be making the treasure chest cake.

bpshirley says:
For quick and easy "gems" I break the tops off ring pops.

You, bpshirley, are my hero! I never thought of that! I bought the stringed pearl molds and cholcolate molds for gems. I didn't want to make most of the "treasure" and have the plastic part of the rings "stand out." Never thought to take them off. Duh.

I saw that locket, berryblondeboys, and it is amazing!!! I planned on doing that in cookies.
post #20 of 21
Haha.. A little of both, I guess, Honeydukes. I have a high tolerance to pain, so the burns don't hurt so much any more. I can't wait to start making ribbons and flowers. I think that will be fun, and it'll be something new and different I can bring to my cakes. icon_smile.gif


Good luck with your treasure chest.. I hope to see the end result.



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post #21 of 21
yeah ...i saw that too..and i have no idea how to clean the edges too...looks like a big job there! icon_surprised.gif
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