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Can this be done?? (gelatin/candy fondant?)

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I toyed a little yesterday with melting Jolly Ranchers to get flat sheets I could cut into shapes while still warm. It worked alright, but I would prefer to have a sheet of this glass-like stuff to cover a cake with, like fondant!

Anyone know if this is possible, or seen anything like this? I would assume you would have to add something like gelatin, I have no baking or other food training!!

Any thoughts??
post #2 of 31
It would have to be gelatin, otherwise, you'd have to remove it from the cake before cutting it. You would probably need to put down BC first, then cover it with a gelatin sheet. Someone here should be able to help with instructions on gelatin sheets. I would be interested in that. It would make a beautiful stained glass!
post #3 of 31
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Actually, while the melted Jolly Rancher mixture was still pretty hot, I used a shortening-coated knife to cut into the mixture I poured onto a greased piece of parchment paper. I was able to cut geometric shapes pretty easily before it hardened, even without adding anything to the melted JR.

You could do this with several colors to make a stained-glass creation!

I just tried to mix a packet of gelatin (dissolved with less then called for water) and got a great, thin pouring. It was a little to tacky to pick up, even with greased hands, so I put it into the frig. We'll see what it's like in a bit.

I also thought of homemade gummy treats recipes! If I poured those mixtures flat, I should be able to pick that up and drape it over a cake, no!?
post #4 of 31
I guess I'm wondering about the original request -- it's very unusual. I've worked with gelatin and with jolly ranchers before and neither of them is really conducive to covering an entire cake. Gelatin needs to be cut with scissors, it doesn't work with a knife. Jolly ranchers melted make great stained glass windows but are still a hard candy even after they are remelted. That's why I'm curious as to what exactly you are hoping to accomplish.
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LOL! I feel like a witch over here, over my experimental pot! A picture of the 3D creature I am hoping to make is attached. As you can see, he has a shiny transparent spots of color and gray patches.

I was at first thinking about just piecing together pieces of gray fondant and flat sheet shapes of melted JR. Then, I realized it would be better to cover the entire cake with the shiny color and do shapes of gray fondant on top.

Well, I guess I will continue to experiment and update you all on what comes out!
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Attached to what? Sorry I don't see any picture... icon_rolleyes.gificon_biggrin.gif
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Oops, sorry!

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post #8 of 31
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O-M-G I DON'T BELIEVE IT!!! After just ONE failed attempt, I'VE CREATED SOMETHING THAT WORKS!!!

Okay, I've included pictures here of what I did. The first pictures of the smaller 'circle' was just crushed up Jolly Ranchers with one diluted packet of gelatin. It was too sticky. I had to put it in the refrigerator to even handle it to get off the greased parchment paper. And, as you may see, it kind of picked up a little of the parchment.

The SECOND set of pictures, of the much larger piece, I used 6 packages of gelatin and 2 3oz packages of Jello mix, and 1 cup of water. I altered the recipes I saw for making homemade gummies. Then as it was hot, I added about 4 Jolly Ranchers and stirred until they were completely melted.

As it cooked on the stove on low, I noticed all that foam that occurs with cooking gelatin. So, after I took it off the stove and moved it near my greased parchment, I used a turkey baster to get under the foam at the clear liquid.

After I poured it all out and let it cool, LOOK WHAT I GOT!!!! And look at what I was able to do with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so proud!!!

It is SUPER easy to handle, doesn't stick, is not stretching, as it's still hanging off of the vase I hung it over! I am so excited to try this with my test cake!

Hopefully, you all can experiment with this!!!

http://s13.photobucket.com/albums/a293/leighrobin/Cake/?albumview=grid

(password is: Greensboro)
post #9 of 31
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I am sorry, it's not letting me rearrange them in order (they are numbered now). I can move them around, but it's not saving them for some reason.
post #10 of 31
Sounds awesome... But I can't open Photobucket with "Greensboro" icon_sad.gif

How long did it cook on low?
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post #11 of 31
I tried to look at your pics but it keeps telling me your album is private & asking for a different password.
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I'm so addicted to cake my family threatened to check me into the Betty Crocker Clinic.
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post #12 of 31
Aha... try GREENSBORO - all caps.
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post #13 of 31
Looks great!

The gelatin sheet need to be cut with a scissor. Make sure you can cut yours with a knife or they won't be able to cut the cake.

Good luck!
post #14 of 31
Thanks for sharing!
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post #15 of 31
Very cool you mad scientist you! How are you going to use it?
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