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Pouring isomalt into small molds

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So how on earth do you do it? I wasted tons of product and have very few gems I can use.
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post #2 of 26
use a parchment cone, doubled and use a pot holder type glove.
post #3 of 26
mustang1964, I have the same problem. I even tried the droppers. didn't work. iso hardened before i could squeeze enough in the little compartments. let me know if you figure out something.
post #4 of 26
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I'll try the parchment cone. Thanks
post #5 of 26
I would NOT try the parchment cones!!! That stuff is HOT!!That is an accident waiting to happen!! Did you try using a measuring cup?? Even a teaspoon (or a baby spoon) a small amount at a time.
post #6 of 26
I'd like to know too...I'm planning to make some small jewels soon.
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post #7 of 26
Has anyone tried using the isomalt sticks in the glue gun. My cake store now carries the sticks and they said you can put them in a regular new glue gun that will only be used for sugar.

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post #8 of 26
I wound up nearly in tears and threw the whole thing out....... icon_cry.gif
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Not sure how small your molds are, but someone gave me a tip on here about using the silicon muffin cups. That is the only thing I use now. Very easy to pour. I have used them with the CK jewel molds and some of those are really small. Be care, that sugar is super hot. I use like 4 or 5 of those cups inside one another. Those sticks sounds like a good option.
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post #10 of 26
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Originally Posted by sillywabbitz

Has anyone tried using the sticks in the glue gun.

Isomal sticks in a glue gun??!! never heard of it...how do they work? just like a glue stick? does the sugar comes out clear though?
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post #11 of 26
I use silicone cupcake cups or a small medicine cup. Just be careful that it's a heavier medicine cup and that your isomalt isn't too hot or you'll melt a hole in the bottom. I've had the most success with the medicine cup. Small amounts, easy to control, and I can pour small gems. I just keep a ramekin with the bulk of my isomalt in it so I can keep it heated. There's a lot of pouring involved but I really think pouring it from the ramekin into the medicine cup eliminates most of my bubbles so it's worth it.
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post #12 of 26
Make a small pick like a fat toothpick) out of silicone plastic. Use it to dip into the melted isomalt and place in your small gem molds.
post #13 of 26
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Originally Posted by Rosie2

Quote:
Originally Posted by sillywabbitz

Has anyone tried using the sticks in the glue gun.

Isomal sticks in a glue gun??!! never heard of it...how do they work? just like a glue stick? does the sugar comes out clear though?



As far as I know yes. It comes out clear and it's just like a glue stick. However, I haven't tried it so I would think you could contact Cake Play which is the company who makes the sticksicon_smile.gif The other benefit of the sticks supposedly is you can melt them in the microwave. I really want to try them.
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post #14 of 26
I went to the kitchen supply store, Bath and Beyond, and I bought tiny laddles. yup they are adorable!! It came in a three pack I dont know the sizes but I would guess three tablespoon, 2 tablespoon and one table spoon. They are perfect for laddling into those tiny molds. Stainless steel. long handled. so they dont heat up near where you hold them. icon_biggrin.gif invest in them.
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Originally Posted by sillywabbitz

Has anyone tried using the sticks in the glue gun.

Isomal sticks in a glue gun??!! never heard of it...how do they work? just like a glue stick? does the sugar comes out clear though?



As far as I know yes. It comes out clear and it's just like a glue stick. However, I haven't tried it so I would think you could contact Cake Play which is the company who makes the sticksicon_smile.gif The other benefit of the sticks supposedly is you can melt them in the microwave. I really want to try them.



I got the Cake Play pre-cooked isomalt sticks at the 2010 ICES. Haven't used them yet. I called Cake Play and asked if they could be used in a glue gun and they said "NO!". They are simply shaped like a glue stick for convenience of use ( for instance you can break off a small portion). They are designed to be melted in the microwave instead of the usual way of cooking isomalt. Check it out at cakeplay . com
They come in clear, and 3 other colors.
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