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Has anyone done any work with isomalt to look like stained glass etc.? Kinda curious about this medium.

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Lori

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post #2 of 29
O, what a great idea. I'd love to know the answer too!
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post #3 of 29
I have done it. What specifically do you need to know?
post #4 of 29
I've worked with it to make sugar beer bottles when the air is really humid. Works great and you can sub it for sugar in a recipe. Dries hard and can be colored like sugar.
post #5 of 29
I would think to color it you would add color to it just like hard candy-I think you use oil colors that you can purchase online by Americolor.
post #6 of 29
i haven't worked with poured sugar, but I've down blown and pulled sugar and I have used powdered coloring and luster and petal dusts to color my sugar after it was cooked.
post #7 of 29
I have wrinkled foil, then smoothed the foil and greased the foil with peanut oil, then layed a church window stencil on the foil. (I made the stencil from a sheet of silicone) Then poured hot colored isomalt into the stencil. It makes a very realistic-looking church window. Directions are in "Cooked Sugar Art" book.
post #8 of 29
Does any body know the recipe for ice cubes using isomalt? I would like to know the proportions.

Thanks, Celia
post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by celiamoya

Does any body know the recipe for ice cubes using isomalt? I would like to know the proportions.

Thanks, Celia


You just melt straight isomalt.
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post #10 of 29
Thank you Tiggy 2 I just wanted to know if you have to use the same proportions that you use when working with sugar" 1/2 cup of sugar 1/2 cup of corn syrup.
post #11 of 29
celiamoya, have you made your poured sugar ice cubes yet?

I'm planning to work with some poured sugar soon so I hope yours turned out. Any tips?
post #12 of 29
I saw cake boss make a diamond ring the other night with isomalt it looked perfect. I would love to try the recipe too.
post #13 of 29
Hi leannewinslow,

I did the beer bottles with sugar candy. I made the mold with silicon and then made them with sugar candy. They came up amazing. I used 1/2 cup of regular sugar and 1/2 cup of light corn syrup (equal amount of the ingredients). I cooked in the microwave for about 8 minutes 2 to 3 minutes at the time. With the same recipe you can make the ice cubes, the only problem is that using regular sugar they come up yellow. I hope it helps!

Celia
post #14 of 29
No corn syrup needed with isomalt.
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post #15 of 29
Ok I've got tons of experience with isomalt. You need to add 10 percent water and cook the isomalt to 340 degrees. for best result let it cool to 285 before pouring it out. You should add water soluble colors after the mixture reaches 275. Unlike cookinf sugar you don't need to take much care while cooking becuase the isomalt will not crystallize. Just stir it in the beging of the process untill all the isomalt is melted and then just let it cook. If you need any more help let me know.
Paul
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