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post #61 of 163
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Originally Posted by kincaellan

Thanks again,
Your site is great too, I wish I had seen it before coming back from south beach. I would have stopped in for sure.
If you use the isomalt and an "angel hair" tool ( a whisk with the ends cut off) You can make life like hair for your cakes. The isomalt should make it last a long time on the cakes.
PM me if want more info.

www.kincaellan.com


Noooooo, thats ok..that makes a big sugar mess! we made them in a bigger kitchen than mine for "nests" and dessert "cages"..lol

Well, hopefully..next time you come down you can come visit! I'm getting a new esspresso machine tomorrow morn!! just let me know so I can get the lemons! lol
post #62 of 163
Oh boy. I am glad I gave this stuff up.
post #63 of 163
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Originally Posted by SugarCreations

Oh boy. I am glad I gave this stuff up.



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post #64 of 163
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Originally Posted by kincaellan

Thanks again,
Your site is great too, I wish I had seen it before coming back from south beach. I would have stopped in for sure.
If you use the isomalt and an "angel hair" tool ( a whisk with the ends cut off) You can make life like hair for your cakes. The isomalt should make it last a long time on the cakes.
PM me if want more info.

www.kincaellan.com



I have just visited your website. Now here is a sugar ARTIST! Wonderful work, and a very creative mind.
SHIRLEY
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SHIRLEY
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post #65 of 163
Well, I'm incredibly jealous of all of you who are able to blow sugar bubbles and do the incredible sugar work you do. I've made some rudimentary attempts here, but humidity is also a problem for me. Isomalt seems to be the answer, but I don't currently have the time to work on it. Maybe after the first of the year I'll make some serious inroads into sugarwork. I'm incredibly appreciative of the blown sugar "ornaments" that Michelle Bommarito used in her holiday cake challenge that is being shown again this season on Food Network. I could just cry every time I see them!

Thanks one and all for sharing some of the finer points you have discovered in working in this medium. And I, too, will definitely be watching for your new book, kincaellan!

Odessa
The Client doesn't generally understand the creative process we go through to make them a gorgeous confection ... it really IS more than "just" butter, eggs, and flour!
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The Client doesn't generally understand the creative process we go through to make them a gorgeous confection ... it really IS more than "just" butter, eggs, and flour!
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post #66 of 163
Awesome! good to hear Aobodessa. Once you can blow a sugar bubble the ornaments are easy!
Thank you for the compliments shirley... all right back to work and the book.

Regards,
www.kincaellan.com
post #67 of 163
Wow these sugar bubbles looke super! I don't think I will ever have the nerve to try it. I've had a sugar burn and I never want another one. Ouch!!!!

However, I am sure I will order some now that I found a great website to do so. Thanks for posting about this.
Joanne "It's all about the cake!"
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post #68 of 163
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Originally Posted by Katskakes

thanks for this!! i have always wanted to try blown sugar. But i'm seriously afraid of getting burnt. icon_redface.gif
My son has been asking me how to do this too. He wants me to teach him once i learn. Only if i could get the courage to do so, maybe later on in life i'll take up a class on how to.
any tips for avoiding getting burnt?



you can wear 2 pairs of gloves, that helps a bit! but watch because the gloves do burn/break through and when you have a hole in your gloves and grab something....OUCH!
post #69 of 163
Oh come on now, you have to suffer for your art, after your fingers get burnt enought times you get big callouses on your finger tips and don't feel anything plus DH will stop asking for shoulder and back rubs....LOL

www.kincaellan.com
post #70 of 163
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Originally Posted by kincaellan

Oh come on now, you have to suffer for your art, after your fingers get burnt enought times you get big callouses on your finger tips and don't feel anything plus DH will stop asking for shoulder and back rubs....LOL

www.kincaellan.com




LOL, my shop is in a spa, so "HUBBIES" can always be refered..lol..for some reason, I worked so quickly that I never felt any "HEAT" ..but for some reason, there was always BIG HOLES in my gloves!!!!!!

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I always had to check my hands before I poked the sugar..what was fun was that we also learned that we could wrap our cooled sugar in seran wrap..dump them into a plastic storage bin...and come back...

we used to warm up the sugar for a few seconds at at time ( micro wave heats from the inside out...so be very careful)..till it was pliable again! So we made bunches of batches..( say that quickly 5 times..lol)

One of my final sugar projects was made with microwaved sugar....
post #71 of 163
A microwave is definitly a needed tool for sugar work, the heat lamps keeps it warm but from the outside in , and the microwave is the opposite. It really speeds things up nuking your sugar when ever it gets too hard etc, but remember every time it liquifies it loses water and after nuking it several times it loses water too this makes it hard to work with. Luckily all you have to do is melt it and add more water. Than begin again!
I use gloves too, even though I make massive amounts of pulled and blown sugar, I just like having soft hands. Although the Lanoline cream for nursing mothers works great for keeping manly hands soft.
Now what to do about the hairy knuckles...Grunt.

www.kincaellan.com
post #72 of 163
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Originally Posted by kincaellan

A microwave is definitly a needed tool for sugar work, the heat lamps keeps it warm but from the outside in , and the microwave is the opposite. It really speeds things up nuking your sugar when ever it gets too hard etc, but remember every time it liquifies it loses water and after nuking it several times it loses water too this makes it hard to work with. Luckily all you have to do is melt it and add more water. Than begin again!
I use gloves too, even though I make massive amounts of pulled and blown sugar, I just like having soft hands. Although the Lanoline cream for nursing mothers works great for keeping manly hands soft.
Now what to do about the hairy knuckles...Grunt.

www.kincaellan.com



do you know that LANOLINE cream is made from Sheep? lol..


as far as the hairy knuckles....

Wax anyone?

Remember...my shop is in a spa...I've seen people WAX THEIR HAIRY TOES! lol
post #73 of 163
I used to be a pastry chef in New Zealand, that's where I was taught about the lanolin. It comes from the sebacious glands of their fleece. That's why those burly sheep farmers there have huge gnarly hands but soft like a babies bottom.

Hairy toes...LOL
I can't afford to wax my BACK and my Knuckels...heheh (I'm just kidding, why wax when you can braid...ew)

www.kincaellan.com
post #74 of 163
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Originally Posted by kincaellan

I used to be a pastry chef in New Zealand, that's where I was taught about the lanolin. It comes from the sebacious glands of their fleece. That's why those burly sheep farmers there have huge gnarly hands but soft like a babies bottom.

Hairy toes...LOL
I can't afford to wax my BACK and my Knuckels...heheh (I'm just kidding, why wax when you can braid...ew)

www.kincaellan.com



Braid?? icon_redface.gif

I was supposed to go to New Zealand in my "tour" of European Pastry Kitchens...the 17 month trip never happened so I used my money to open my shop!

I always wanted to visit as one of my best buds is Maori, from New Zealand and one of my fav movies is..."AND THEN THEY WERE WARRIORS".. ( I think it's called!) and "THE RABBIT PROOF FENCE"
post #75 of 163
"Once were warriors" yeah great movie, unless you are trying to show your mother what new zealand is like the day before you catch a plane...
How long have you had the shop?
Maybe it's time for a trip to NZ. they have great food and wine. Amazing flavour combinations that most north americans don't use, and interesting cake fillings. Also very organic and gluten free stuff.

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