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post #46 of 74
handymama, those jewels came out vey nice.. Did you try any of the clear ones yet? You mentioned the hard candy molds as a possibility; have you seen any for the jewels?
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post #47 of 74
CK Products makes one for 1" gems. That's larger than what I'd usually want but it's only a couple of dollars, so worth it to me to try. The product # is sh5117
post #48 of 74
Thanks! I will go check it out..
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post #49 of 74
Not sure if this will help any, or if I'm too late, but I found this article. I'm about to try this for gems on a competition cake ( my first one - woo hoo!)

I'm going to try diamonds, but had no ideas on where to start until I read this.

Now I just have to figure out which mould to buy!?!?! K8memphis, thanks for posting the link to the SK mould, it's pretty expensive! Is it worth it? Ok, I've gone back to look at the one I was going to buy. It is First Impressions and is the same price. The ones I've seen haven't had a brand attached to the pic, all I know is that they were blue!

http://cakescanada.com/HowTo/Bejeweled.pdf
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post #50 of 74
I've seen that tutorial, beautiful work!! I don't have time left now to do all that, I have a competition cake due in a few weeks myself...mine have come out ok, and for most, I'm going to use GP ones, with luster dust...kinda the look I wanted anyways. One of these days, I'm gonna sit down and work with isomalt.
post #51 of 74
I found this kit for candy by Lorann at my local hobby lobby. It comes with 2 candy flavors, 2 molds, and the candy ingredients, for 11 bucks! (Less if you use a 40% off coupon!) I would like to try it, has anyone else used it? The kit says "rock candy" but from looking at it, it's not the typical rock candy, the molds are gem shapes. They also have just a gem shaped mold for $2.99 @ my hobby lobby, that is specifically for hard candy...hth

https://www.lorannoils.com/p-8482-rock-candy-kit-jewel-candy-pieces.aspx
post #52 of 74
Well, I have managed to come up with some really pretty jewels, using the "take-out-and-stir-every-few-minutes" method. I'm happy with them! I'm going to paint the backsides with silver glaze to give them more pop! I'll have pics soon.
post #53 of 74
Jamie - what do you use for the silver glaze? Is it just luster dust?
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post #54 of 74
Oh no...it's this stuff...like liquid silver! And I have the gold too...it's great!

http://www.shopbakersnook.com/m5_view_item.html?m5:item=3277
post #55 of 74
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Originally Posted by yellobutterfly

I found this kit for candy by Lorann at my local hobby lobby. It comes with 2 candy flavors, 2 molds, and the candy ingredients, for 11 bucks! (Less if you use a 40% off coupon!) I would like to try it, has anyone else used it? The kit says "rock candy" but from looking at it, it's not the typical rock candy, the molds are gem shapes. They also have just a gem shaped mold for $2.99 @ my hobby lobby, that is specifically for hard candy...hth

https://www.lorannoils.com/p-8482-rock-candy-kit-jewel-candy-pieces.aspx



That kit looks like it would be a good starter...I wish I knew how big the cavities were in the mould. I'm hoping to make really small tear shaped diamonds....I think I'm going to buy the first impressions mat, but it will take me an awfully long time to make the tear shaped ones....not sure how many cavities of that shape are on the mould....
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post #56 of 74
Jamie - I can't get to that link...is this the same stuff?
http://www.fancyflours.com/silver-glaze.html
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post #57 of 74
Yes, that's the exact stuff! Great stuff!
post #58 of 74
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Originally Posted by yellobutterfly

I found this kit for candy by Lorann at my local hobby lobby. It comes with 2 candy flavors, 2 molds, and the candy ingredients, for 11 bucks! (Less if you use a 40% off coupon!) I would like to try it, has anyone else used it? The kit says "rock candy" but from looking at it, it's not the typical rock candy, the molds are gem shapes. They also have just a gem shaped mold for $2.99 @ my hobby lobby, that is specifically for hard candy...hth

https://www.lorannoils.com/p-8482-rock-candy-kit-jewel-candy-pieces.aspx



That kit looks like it would be a good starter...I wish I knew how big the cavities were in the mould. I'm hoping to make really small tear shaped diamonds....I think I'm going to buy the first impressions mat, but it will take me an awfully long time to make the tear shaped ones....not sure how many cavities of that shape are on the mould....



I'm guessing (from what the mold looked like in the store) they're just a little shorter than an inch each...but I don't think there's any tear drops in this lorann one...
post #59 of 74
Thanks! Do you use the First Impressions mould? Does it have tear shaped cavities? I'm having a hard time deciding on a mould?
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post #60 of 74
I have the First Impressions mold, I think. It's blue, and has about 25 cavities I think? Yes...tear shaped, baguette, round, etc. Works great now that I have practiced with it!
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