I know that is not what the topic is completely about but i just made some gems and i want them to sparkle like real gems on white fondant. I tried putting silver highlighting powder (not luster dust), super pearl luster dust white glitter on the backs of them. the glitter gave it the best glimmer, but it still was not shiny enough. When i tried heating up the front of the gems to remove the very tiny bubbles it melted the facets. I used Pam on the side and rubbed the silicone mold with it (this was just to be on the safe side.)
I just purchased the ck gem molds for hard candy i will spray those as well but just by rubbing it on as to avoid the air from spraying it on it to avoid bubbles. I have heard that you can put they hard candy molds in the oven to help with the bubbles but i am not sure how that works does anyone else.
Know as far as the isomalt i have the bagged of sugar. I do have some sticks but i like the crystals of it mixed with distilled water it did really well with staying clear. so i have been experimenting with the sugar a little bit that's why this is all on here. i poured the extra sugar into silicone bowls so i can just remelt it in the microwave instead of purchasing more of the sticks. money saver i think i payed 5.00 or 6.00 for 1 lb of isomalt sugar, 12.00 for the sticks and there was not very much per stick.
Does anyone know how i can change what i have tried so far?