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[quote=\\"bakencake\\"]I just looked this up. it\\'s a sneak peek at the show and it kind of shows her doing it. it\\'s in the middle of the video
http://www.wetv.com/video/610686250001/amazing-wedding-cakes-episode-306-sneak-peek[/quote]

All the Amazing Wedding Cakes videos are available at iTunes, including the third season.
post #17 of 29
You can buy fake gems (even at the dollar store), in sizes and shapes you want, then make your own mold using Amazing Mold Putty. You can also try doing them out of geletin instead of isolmalt.
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post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by cownsj

You can buy fake gems (even at the dollar store), in sizes and shapes you want, then make your own mold using Amazing Mold Putty. You can also try doing them out of geletin instead of isolmalt.



The Jello option is interesting. I will have to try this.
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post #19 of 29
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Originally Posted by cownsj

You can buy fake gems (even at the dollar store), in sizes and shapes you want, then make your own mold using Amazing Mold Putty. You can also try doing them out of geletin instead of isolmalt.



The Jello option is interesting. I will have to try this.



Don't use Jello, use Knox gelatin.
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post #20 of 29
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Originally Posted by cownsj

You can buy fake gems (even at the dollar store), in sizes and shapes you want, then make your own mold using Amazing Mold Putty. You can also try doing them out of geletin instead of isolmalt.



The Jello option is interesting. I will have to try this.



Don't use Jello, use Knox gelatin.



Can you tell me more about making the jewels with Knox gelatin? I don't know how to do that. I'm picturing gelatin jigglers here - but I think you mean that they are like the gelatin bubbles that everyone is talking about.

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post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by cownsj

You can buy fake gems (even at the dollar store), in sizes and shapes you want, then make your own mold using Amazing Mold Putty. You can also try doing them out of geletin instead of isolmalt.



The Jello option is interesting. I will have to try this.



Don't use Jello, use Knox gelatin.



Can you tell me more about making the jewels with Knox gelatin? I don't know how to do that. I'm picturing gelatin jigglers here - but I think you mean that they are like the gelatin bubbles that everyone is talking about.

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Sure. Put 2 tablespoons cold water into a bowl or cup, anything you want to pour from. If you want to add color to your jewels, add it now and stir. The tiniest bit of color will be very bold. But this works great to make Rubies, Saphires, Emeralds, etc. Geletin is slightly yellow in color, but you can add a tiny, tiny bit of violet to it to get it clear. (I know, sounds crazy but it works) At this point put one pkg. of Knox gelatin into the mix, carefully making sure it is all submerged, but don't stir as it will add air bubbles into it. Let it sit for 5 minutes. At this point it will feel almost like rubber, or silicone. Nuke it for about 10 seconds. Sometimes you get a gloppy piece, just lift that out and toss away. You can gently stir or just swirl it around. Again, you don't want to add air bubbles into it. If it's too thick, you might want to nuke it a tiny bit more. Then pour into your mold.
The nice thing with this, is that it will set up in the mold very quickly, depending on the size of the mold, 10 - 15 minutes for most, but you can judge as you go. While it's still rubbery, if you don't like it for any reason, you can just renuke it and start over again. Remember when using them though, you don't want to put water on them as it will still melt the gelatin.
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post #22 of 29
Thank you Cownsj! So what is the final consistency of the gems? Are they like the jello jigglers? Or do they dry up a little bit? I'm thinking about using them on a treasure chest cake.
post #23 of 29
Gelatin will dry and start to curl. It won't stay the nice clean shimmer jiggly shape when first removed from the mold. i tried a gelatin snowflake last month and it looked awful after it dried 2 days later. looked great when i first unmolded it. Gelatin is great, just not for thick shapes. The balls are cool or anything thin like insect wings, flowers, leaves etc.
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post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by cylstrial

Thank you Cownsj! So what is the final consistency of the gems? Are they like the jello jigglers? Or do they dry up a little bit? I'm thinking about using them on a treasure chest cake.


I did ice cubes this way, about 1/4 inch or so thick. They felt very rubbery. And they stayed that way. I decorated the cake in the morning and we had it that evening. It was for a friend, and he took the rest home and it was still fine for him a week later. (I just checked with him now to be sure before saying it.). Another friend made a gem this way, maybe 2 months ago, and I know hers was still just as it was at least 2 weeks later. As far as I know she still has it, but I did call and leave her a message and I'll let you know if I hear differently from her.

I can tell you that with the first bubbles I made, 2 balloons either lost their air or popped while the gelatin was still setting and they did shrivel up to nothing. So now I know I want to experiment to see how long they will last. But I do know for sure that if used right away, they are beautiful and perfect.
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post #25 of 29
3-D Gemstone-Diamond Silicone Mold
Product ID #17642

3-D Gemstone-Diamond Silicone Mold. This, single piece, flexible silicone mold will make eleven large (approximately 1-1/4 wide by 1-1/4 inch deep) and 16 small (approximately 3/4 deep by 3/4 inch deep)gems or diamonds. Just pour melted Isomalt or sugar candy in to the mold, allow to harden then pop them out. Silicone molds are not returnable. Detailed photo shows both sides of the same mold.

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post #26 of 29
Thanks for all your help everyone!
post #27 of 29
I'm going to be making a tiny bubble with the gelatin later tonight, so I'll use of the extra and pour it into another mold or two and just wait and see what happens to it over the next few days....
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post #28 of 29
where can you find the isomalt stix i would love to be able to make some they are so pretty
post #29 of 29
Golfer2016, just google: "CakePlay isomalt stick" and you'll find plenty of places.

Here's two, but there are others probably closer to you:

http://www.countrykitchensa.com/catalog/product.aspx?T=1&productId=638402

http://www.shopbakersnook.com/m5/8413--isomalt-sticks-red-pre-cooked-isomalt-by-cake-play.html
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