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how to make edible candy diamonds and gems

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icon_confused.gif I'm have no idea how to make edible candy diamonds and gems. What is the easiest way? I'm also new here to CakeCentral.com and I think it is a wonderful website. I really hope to get a response soon.
I am also making my first fondant cake today!!!! I'll post pictures soon!!!!
post #2 of 9
Hello,
I have some chocolate molds that are gem shaped. You can find these anywhere you buy chocolate molds; or online, if you don't have a local supply shop. I would just make these in your desired colors, and then brush on some luster or pearl dust. You can brush on the dry powder since it's chocolate, and it will stick fine. I usually use a super soft, big make-up brush for this. (one that is bought and used only for cake stuff, of course!) Only issue is, you have to be careful, as sometimes the brushes 'shed' a bit, and you have to make sure there are no brush fibers/hairs in your work!
post #3 of 9
If you want them to be clear or look like colored gems I would use isomalt. Go the bottom of this article to see instructions for cooking it http://cakecentral.com/articles/763/how-to-make-a-sugar-bottle
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A balanced diet is chocolate in both hands!
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post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by tiggy2

If you want them to be clear or look like colored gems I would use . Go the bottom of this article to see instructions for cooking it http://cakecentral.com/articles/763/how-to-make-a-sugar-bottle



You have to be careful, though, that your mold can be used for poured sugar. I melted a mold today.
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Originally Posted by DelusionsOfGrandeur

Quote:
Originally Posted by tiggy2

If you want them to be clear or look like colored gems I would use . Go the bottom of this article to see instructions for cooking it http://cakecentral.com/articles/763/how-to-make-a-sugar-bottle



You have to be careful, though, that your mold can be used for poured sugar. I melted a mold today.


how do you know if its suitable for pouring sugar? I just bought some silicone mould making compound (siligum) hoping to make small jewels. There aint proper instructions with it just to mix equal parts of the putty and make your mould quick before it sets?
Im in UK so dont think myom are availible here?
post #6 of 9
Silicone is fine for poured sugar. When you are buying the plastic molds you have to be careful. Only the white plastic molds can withstand the high heat of sugar. The clear plastic molds melt - they are meant for lower temperatures like with chocolate.
post #7 of 9
What is isomalt?
post #8 of 9
It's a sugar substitute. It's frequently used by sugar artists instead of sugar. I *think* because it has less impurities and is easier to work with. For example, poured isomalt pieces can be remelted and poured again. I'm fairly certain that you can't do this with sugar.
post #9 of 9
Found this site that takes you step by step to make candy jewels. I haven't tried it myself but I'm going to try for my daughter's cake
http://www.chicaandjo.com/2010/04/26/make-hard-candy-jewels
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