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What to use for pouring hot melted isomalt into candy mold?

post #1 of 19
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I've read in the forum to use silicon measuring cup or silicon muffin mold is the best way for pouring melted isomalt.

But I was wondering does wilton's melting/Decorating Squeeze Bottles or those special candy funnel work?

I'm a bit worried that the hot melted isomalt is too hot and may melt the squeeze bottle/ candy funnel.

What's the maximum safety temperature for those things? They don't list the specs on their product website which is annoying...

Any advices?

Cheers!
post #2 of 19
You know, I don't know the maximum teperature on those things, but they seem awfully soft to me. I don't think they could take that much heat. I also think that pouring the sugar into that, then trying to get it into your mold would cause the sugar to get too cold before you can get it into the mold.
post #3 of 19
No, the plastic items will absolutely NOT take the heat of isomalt or sugar at 300+ degrees F.

You must use silicone or a metal funnel that's been warmed up.

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post #4 of 19
I have a set of three tiny metal ladles and I love them. you can get them at kitchen stores. They are perfect for the gem trays.
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post #5 of 19
I bought some of Wilton's heart-shaped silicone baking cups. I haven't had a chance to use them yet but I'm thinking that the point at the bottom of the heart would help direct the isomalt into the molds.
post #6 of 19
Wow, this is exactly the topic I need help with as well!!!

I'm trying to pour isomalt into teeny tiny jewel molds and my first attempt with a wax paper bag DID NOT work... It got too cold from pouring into the bag to do anything but clog the tip.

Next attempt is in progress right now... I seen on Ultimate Cake Off that one guy used isomalt "glue sticks" and a glue gun to pour into his molds. Not sure if it'll work with such a small mold like I have, but I gotta try something.

If that goes astray, I guess I'll try finding some of those metal ladles that tesso mentioned, because PYREX MEASURING CUPS DON'T WORK EITHER! haha...oh this is painful... icon_cry.gif
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post #7 of 19
I saw the guy on one of those shows pour straight from the pot into a metal funnel with a long handle. Before he poured the isomalt into the funnel though, he heated it up with a small torch. Looked much easier than attempting anything with plastic. But, things typically always look easier than they actually are. Good luck!
post #8 of 19
Well, I successfully made 80 teeny tiny jewels, although you can barely tell I used a mold, they look like rain drops. Meh...even that would look pretty "falling" down a cake.

So the glue gun thing works, but it's finicky... The isomalt "glue sticks" break easily and take a long time to come out of the tip of the glue gun, by which point it's boiling again and I had to move quick. Seemed to come out in spurts - must be heating in the core and then when boiling, get's spat out. It's too late to keep on going with this...I'll try some more this weekend.

Keep the ideas coming!! thumbs_up.gif
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post #9 of 19
i have these little hard molds and I wanted to make butterscotch drops and sour hard candies, but could never poued it nice with my pyrex.

I will be watching lol
post #10 of 19
Just a thought, base on the ladel thing. If you have a cookie scooper, I bet that would work ok. Im going to give it a try. However. I was wanting to use the isomalt with my Wilton Candy Molds, but am afraid it will melt the plastic. Has anyone tried doing Isomalt in those molds?
post #11 of 19
I had a thread on this the other day, and I just finished pouring a more successful round 2 of gemstones. I folded a ton of aluminum foil into thick squares and right when the impression was almost filled I swept the aluminum foil under the stream and up, scraping against the side of my Pyrex spouted measuring cup I used. I just kept changing the square once it got too gunky. It kept it much neater! HTH
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by damchick

Just a thought, base on the ladel thing. If you have a cookie scooper, I bet that would work ok. Im going to give it a try. However. I was wanting to use the with my Wilton Candy Molds, but am afraid it will melt the plastic. Has anyone tried doing in those molds?



I think Isomalt is too hot for those candy molds (the clear ones at any rate).
post #13 of 19
I just went by my cake shop to get some supplies and asked them and they said that too. She said get the white molds, they will hold up vs the clear plastic molds.
post #14 of 19
I use the silicone cupcake liners and they work just great! You get a lot of control for pouring. Just don't fill them right up because you can hold them by the other side for pouring. I have never been burned using isomalt.
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post #15 of 19
I have tried the isomalt sticks. I also had a hard time pouring from a pyrex measuring cup. Also they became very cloudy when they hardened. Does anyone have any idea why this would happen? Thanks for your help.
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