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post #16 of 23
I would love to try this! I saw it too, and was just amazed. I am trying to build my own warming box to start working with sugar, it's just so hard to find any information or even books to learn from.
post #17 of 23
deetmar, here's some info that may be helpful

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-6503408.html
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post #18 of 23
Does anyone know how to make sugar sticks? Is there a mold out there?
post #19 of 23
I had baughten the stuff to make the box and had over $80 into it. Then I contacted Laurie from Amazing Wedding Cakes, and she uses a heat lamp. So I found this, and took the box stuff back. I just ordered last night so I don't have it yet, but I am excited that it will work!

http://www.webstaurantstore.com/avantco-free-standing-2-bulb-food-warmer/177W62.html
post #20 of 23
Isomalt on a glue gun is a fantastic way to work with sugar if you are just starting. It has to be a multi-temp gun, though. Marina Sousa was one of the first ones to use it in the cake world but a team of Japanese Sugar Artists were the first ones to do it and actually the ones that introduced it to Americans in a Sugar and Pastry Competition in Las Vegas back in 2005 (or so ...)!

Another way to do it, so one does not have to make little isomalt sticks, is to cook the isomalt accoding to directions and use paper cones (like the ones on water dispensers), clip the bottom and use as a disposable funnel to pour into your silicone molds. Always be super careful when working with isomalt.
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post #21 of 23
My husband keeps telling me that someone should come up with chocolate sticks to put in a glue gun. I guess we should try to make the chocolate sticks ourselves and see if it works!!
post #22 of 23
Does anyone recall the artist that used it most recently on TLC??
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post #23 of 23
I have to tell everyone that I found a fantastic site to purchase different sugar molds. They also offer classes that are very expensive, $1,050 per class, and the molds aren't cheap either, around $65 per mold, but it's alot better then trying to blow sugar balls that break all the time. Do a search for Chicago School of Mold Making

I got burned really bad two weeks ago by pour hot sugar across my hand, gloves don't protect against that, lesson learned.

We are still trying to blow the bubbles just because we want to learn, but in a hurry we use the molds.

We have also completed our martini glass mold which is fantastic, and thanks to Dominic at make your own molds, and plan on posting pictures and the tape as soon as we make another one. We forgot to take a final picture until after we delivered the cake.

We are going to let Dominic at Create your own molds, edit and post the information. We learned so much through the process that we are making our own sphere molds now.

Just thought I would let you guys know. We are still in the beginner stages with sugar, but still haven't given up!
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