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crystal clear hard candy gems

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Is there any way to make really clear sugar gems? I have used a basic recipe with sugar and corn syrup and heated the sugar to 275 but the sugar turned yellow. How could I make them crystal clear? Could corn syrup make the final sugar color yellow? help please....
post #2 of 6
Use Isomalt. It stays clear. You can buy it online at Amazon, sugar craft or Global Sugar Art. Some cake supply stores carry it too. It comes in crystal form or sticks. You add some water and melt it like sugar.
Dora Moreno
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Dora Moreno
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post #3 of 6
try reading this recipe along with the comments it has. I found everything very helpful. http://cakecentral.com/recipes/boiled-or-poured-sugar-recipe/
I don't think this will work as a link, can copy and paste tho
post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
so the corn syrup is not the culprit?!!
post #5 of 6
No the corn syrup didn't do it. It's the sugar and water. I only use isomalt if I want crystal clear or a true color. If it's just something small...I use Jolly Ranchers. That's what I'm doing for my grandson's
Spongebob cake this weekend!
post #6 of 6
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Thanks for your help thumbs_up.gif
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