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post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by sewsweet2

Make a small pick like a fat toothpick) out of silicone plastic. Use it to dip into the melted and place in your small gem molds.



That's a good idea. One of the molds I haven't used yet has tiny, tiny jewels. I can cut up one of my unused silicone thrift store pans and make some "fat toothpicks".
post #17 of 26
April, thank you so much. I asked at my cake supply and apparently they are misinformed. I'm so glad you checked with the source. I assumed they was right because I have seen people on FN Challenge with the sugar glue guns but I guess that is a different product. Thanks again for the info.
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post #18 of 26
I purchased two silicon "boats" for pouring sugar.. they were featured in the presentation by Chef Nicholas Lodge for Aster Imports. I ordered them after the demo.
post #19 of 26
Here's a link to another CC thread on isomalt jewels:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=666954&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=0

They suggest silicone mini muffin cups to pour, and lollipop sticks or toothpicks fo the small gems. It's a good thread.
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by Apti


They suggest silicone mini muffin cups to pour, and lollipop sticks or toothpicks fo the small gems. It's a good thread.



If you use a silicone type toothpick you won't waste any isomalt because you can remove the hardened isomalt off the pick and reheat. You may not be able to do that to a paper lollipopstick or a wooden toothpick.
post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by sewsweet2

Quote:
Originally Posted by Apti


They suggest silicone mini muffin cups to pour, and lollipop sticks or toothpicks fo the small gems. It's a good thread.



If you use a silicone type toothpick you won't waste any because you can remove the hardened off the pick and reheat. You may not be able to do that to a paper lollipopstick or a wooden toothpick.



Thanks, sewsweet! You've saved me some of my expensive pre-cooked isomalt that I haven't used yet.

Isomalt jewels, gelatin bows, topsy turvy cakes, Kerry Vincent wedding cakes, modeling chocolate, fondant figures, piping figures--there are SO many techniques and ideas that I want to do NOW, but being a hobby baker it's going to take some time to get to everything.
post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by sewsweet2


If you use a silicone type toothpick you won't waste any because you can remove the hardened off the pick and reheat. You may not be able to do that to a paper lollipopstick or a wooden toothpick.



You are exactly right, I had no luck removing the hardened off a wooden toothpick so it is wasted, and after doing a few gems it really starts to build up on the pick.

Great idea re making a silicone toothpick sewsweet, thank you for the tip...I was trying to figure out something other than toothpicks...Something that small is def needed for the tiny gems as they take barely a drop of isomalt.

Thanks again, great idea!
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by sewsweet2


If you use a silicone type toothpick you won't waste any because you can remove the hardened off the pick and reheat. You may not be able to do that to a paper lollipopstick or a wooden toothpick.

Wow, you learn something new everyday. I've never heard of silicone toothpicks! where do you find them?
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post #24 of 26
Another option is a silicon piping bag along with some gloves to protect your hands.
post #25 of 26

If you have a silicone pan or mold, you can use a scissors to cut off a skinny sliver off the edge of the pan/mold.  That's what I did.  didn't have to buy anything new. 

post #26 of 26

I use a toothpick.

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