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What brand of Isomalt do you use?

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Doing some research on Isomalt, my first time using it! Didn't think there would be so many brands or forms! Sticks or granules?? what is the easiest? And where is the best place to find it??
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Originally Posted by princesscatt

Doing some research on , my first time using it! Didn't think there would be so many brands or forms! Sticks or granules?? what is the easiest? And where is the best place to find it??



The pre-made sticks are VERY expensive in comparison to doing it yourself. I keep a few around for a small project or two, but only a few due to price.

I get mine from Make Your Own Molds. Good prices, great customer service.
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Originally Posted by dchockeyguy

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Originally Posted by princesscatt

Doing some research on , my first time using it! Didn't think there would be so many brands or forms! Sticks or granules?? what is the easiest? And where is the best place to find it??



The pre-made sticks are VERY expensive in comparison to doing it yourself. I keep a few around for a small project or two, but only a few due to price.

I get mine from Make Your Own Molds. Good prices, great customer service.



So do you actually make your own sugar or use the granules? It's my first time using sugar so i wanted to practice before I go out and waste my money on molds and sticks, etc. I'm entering a cake competition that will be judged by Vinnie from Staten Island cakes...I'm going up against bakeries so I wanted to really bring a WOW factor to my cake and leave my mark! LOL

Thanks for responding..any info is greatly appreciated!!
post #4 of 11
I buy the sticks from my local cake store and put them in a regular size hot glue gun (for isomalt only), I have bought a few on the molds and as long as you grease the molds with the cooking spray they pop right out icon_smile.gif I love this stuff! I will have to look when I get home as to what brand it is.

ps. when using the hot glue gun you have to make sure that you don't leave the hot glue gun on.. you push the isomalt through as it's heating up and turn it off before it gets too hot otherwise it is a HOT mess! lol if done correctly though it is a wonderful trick icon_smile.gif
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Originally Posted by princesscatt

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Originally Posted by dchockeyguy

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Originally Posted by princesscatt

Doing some research on , my first time using it! Didn't think there would be so many brands or forms! Sticks or granules?? what is the easiest? And where is the best place to find it??



The pre-made sticks are VERY expensive in comparison to doing it yourself. I keep a few around for a small project or two, but only a few due to price.

I get mine from Make Your Own Molds. Good prices, great customer service.



So do you actually make your own sugar or use the granules? It's my first time using sugar so i wanted to practice before I go out and waste my money on molds and sticks, etc. I'm entering a cake competition that will be judged by Vinnie from Staten Island cakes...I'm going up against bakeries so I wanted to really bring a WOW factor to my cake and leave my mark! LOL

Thanks for responding..any info is greatly appreciated!!



Do you mean do I cook sugar myself? No, generally I use Isomalt because there are impurities in sugar that can make it not come out as clear. So I buy the isomalt and cook it myself because it's MUCH cheaper that way.
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Originally Posted by dchockeyguy

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Originally Posted by princesscatt

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Originally Posted by dchockeyguy

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Originally Posted by princesscatt

Doing some research on , my first time using it! Didn't think there would be so many brands or forms! Sticks or granules?? what is the easiest? And where is the best place to find it??



The pre-made sticks are VERY expensive in comparison to doing it yourself. I keep a few around for a small project or two, but only a few due to price.

I get mine from Make Your Own Molds. Good prices, great customer service.



So do you actually make your own sugar or use the granules? It's my first time using sugar so i wanted to practice before I go out and waste my money on molds and sticks, etc. I'm entering a cake competition that will be judged by Vinnie from Staten Island cakes...I'm going up against bakeries so I wanted to really bring a WOW factor to my cake and leave my mark! LOL

Thanks for responding..any info is greatly appreciated!!



Do you mean do I cook sugar myself? No, generally I use because there are impurities in sugar that can make it not come out as clear. So I buy the and cook it myself because it's MUCH cheaper that way.



Thank u! I am going to order some of the granules and try them out. U can use regular gel colors to dye it?
post #7 of 11
I use Patisomalt at work and it comes in granular form. its super easy to just melt down by itself, or you can add water and cook to a certain temperature. At work we use color chips that are made for sugar. it doesn't dilute the sugar like gel color, and the color chips give you a brighter color and better clarity than gels.
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Originally Posted by pastrygirls

I use Patisomalt at work and it comes in granular form. its super easy to just melt down by itself, or you can add water and cook to a certain temperature. At work we use color chips that are made for sugar. it doesn't dilute the sugar like gel color, and the color chips give you a brighter color and better clarity than gels.



Can I purchase online? Is it inexpensive?

Are there any good websites or books available with info on working with sugar. My plan is to make sugar flowers cascading down the cake so they will need some sort of stick or stem to put into the cake since they won't be stuck directly onto sugar.
post #9 of 11
We get it through a company called European Imports. It comes in a large bucket, but I'm pretty sure they sell it in smaller quantities. Not super sure on the price though, sorry
post #10 of 11
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Ok, one more question and then I think it's going to be a lot of trial and error! I want to make sugar flowers using molds and have them cascading down the cake. Do I need to attach them to a larger sugar piece or can i attach some sort of stick while it's setting up in the mold so I can stick it right into the cake??
post #11 of 11
@pastrygirl- are the colored sugar chips from the same import company?
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