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post #91 of 125
I am shocked that the last posting of all the posting was the only one mentioning isomal. In all the food network challenges that featured sugar work, they used isomal as a stabilizer to help hold their sugar together. The other think I seem to have missed is someone suggesting we contact Global Sugar Art for their instructions and opinion on the best way and items needed for beginners blowing and possibly shipping sugar. Also, one of the catalogs I have recieved that had higher level sugar art supplies was Maid Of Scandinavia, Sweet Celebrations. They had a lot of the things you might use to do higher level sugar work. I would think that the amount of money CCers spend in the industry all over the world, would assist in having some of our providers be more than happy to provide us with discounts on supplies and instruction videos if we all agree to use them as a starting point! Congratulations and Good Luck on the Wedding!
post #92 of 125
Congrats to the two of you! What a wonderful idea to include all of us in your special day.

I'm a real newbie at this, but have watched the food network and their pulled and blown sugar art and would love to try.

Count me in when you all have a tutorial on how to do it!
post #93 of 125
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Originally Posted by flowers40

I am shocked that the last posting of all the posting was the only one mentioning isomal.



LOL! I thought the same thing. But in all fairness, most of the posters have already said they have never worked with it. It's not an easy thing to do, but the more practicing you do, the easier it gets. The rewards are worth it.
post #94 of 125
Congrats on the wedding!! It is very kind of you to want to include all of us in the creation of your wedding cake.

I, unfortunately, don't know how to do blown sugar (or any kind for that matter). I have certainly been interested and would be willing to try if you can get a video together. Good luck!
post #95 of 125
congradulations Jackie and Heath.
I will be happy to give blown sugar a try and contribute to your wonderful day. I think somebody needs to call GSA and tell them to stock up on ballooner that helps the sugar globes expand. I see just about every one here on CC contributing to your happy occassion.
"Whatever you can do, or believe you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Whatever you can do, or believe you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
post #96 of 125
i think that the person who mentioned making them out of gumpaste... was a great idea...
and shipping them...
and then the local people could make the more fragile sugar ones...

BUT Im ALL IN!!!
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade... when life gives you flour, butter, eggs, and milk... I say... MAKE CAKE... and then give me some
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade... when life gives you flour, butter, eggs, and milk... I say... MAKE CAKE... and then give me some
post #97 of 125
Congrats to the both of you! This is so xciting! If you include a tutorial I would LOVE to be part of your memorable moment. Count me in!
post #98 of 125
Tacoma Art Museum of Art! Ohhh l love going there... grew up in Puyallup.... so jealous. I spent hours in the glass blowing shop.. and Dale is my fav!

Best wishes!
post #99 of 125
First how is the humidity where you live??? Pulled or blown sugar wilts or melts in high humidity. Super fragile to ship. It does sound like a neat idea but not sure you find it will work on a buttercream covered cake. Humidty/moisture in the icing. Weight of the sugar on the cake. Just some things to think about. Isomalt would help with the humidity but would still be super fragile to ship.

Wow what a georgous blown glass piece. Would love to see that one in person.
post #100 of 125
Congratulations!
This is such an incredible idea and, I think, sums up why you have created such a wonderful and successful website. You are thinking outside the box and are determined to find a way to make it work - all the while involving the members of the site.
Good luck! I hope you can get the cake of your dreams.
post #101 of 125
great idea...

definitely one to let the Guinness Book of World Records know about...

and....

I DOUBLE DOG DARE you to do the cake stacked UPSIDE down so it will look even more like the chandelier
Keep on cakin'!
Keep on cakin'!
post #102 of 125
Congratulations and thanks for thinking of including us in your special day.

I too was going to suggest to use gelatin figures. I made gelatin butterflies once (experimentally) and they were relatively easy. It may require some trials, but the materials are fairly inexpensive. And, my biggest point: they hold really well even in humid weather (90-100% humidity in Puerto Rico). I left mine on the table for a week to see if they melt, and they lasted the whole week.

They can be made translucent, so they resemble blown glass better than gumpaste, but I would not know how to make the spiral shapes. icon_redface.gif

That said, I would like to participate whatever the media is. icon_lol.gif
- Lilliam
- Lilliam
post #103 of 125
For the gelatine balls I made - it was 2 cups water to 1 cup gelatine & I forgot to mention that spraying balloons with water before coating with gelatine,makes it easier to remove when dry icon_biggrin.gif
Mum to Callum , Liam , Braeden , Bailey & Mia
Mum to Callum , Liam , Braeden , Bailey & Mia
post #104 of 125
Yeah!! Congratulations!! You guys are bigger procrastnators than my husband!! (It took him 7 years to propose and then another year before we set the date. Then another year to get married!!
I like the idea of the cake and really love the look of blown sugar and glass! If the artist is the guy Im thinking of, he actually has a indoor pool in his home that has some of his blown glass on the bottom. Really beautiful!
Ive been dieing to try blown sugar. Even if its just a simple ball would be awesome!
Ive tried my hand with Isomalt and trying to just pull the sugar without much success. Its extremely hot without any type of heat proof gloves and quickly gets hard to work with without a heat lamp. The lamp and things are really expensive to but for the average Joe just wanting to play around. Havent checked in the cost of the hand tool that you can use to make sugar balls with though. Maybe if I use a heat gun mounted to something it would work?? Also saw an episode of Sugar Rush on FN where a lady used isomalt and had a silpat that was shaped kind of like the pans you can get for making tortilla salad bowls with. I will have to go to my tivo and remember all the steps she did but in the end she had dessert bowls that had different colored sugar pieces in. She put icecream or something inside them. But thought it might be a cool idea that either everyone on CC makes one and you could give them out as your wedding favors, maybe filled with candy or chocolates.
Also had an idea if the blown sugar work that maybe we all could either make gumpaste figures of ourselves or something that would be our "signature" and you could put them all on one massive cake. If we did the figures we could have them either signed or something showing our names. And then you could go with a more traditional looking cake and you could do stairs leading to the top with all the CC members climbing and then the topper could be you and Heath.
post #105 of 125
weirdk, I like your way of thinking!!!
Can u picture something like that, with all the CC members climbing the steps and joining the wedding celebration............awesome I tell you!!
It will almost be as if everyone will be attending the wedding.

Jackie and Heath congratulations on setting the date!
I think your idea of everyone doing something is good thinking on your part. Have never done blown sugar, but have seen a post somewhere on how to do it.....don't ask me where
Whatever you decide to do, I will try my best to participate.
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