Hard Candy That Looks Like Jewels

Sugar Work By prterrell Updated 31 Jul 2007 , 6:04pm by tonedna

prterrell Posted 21 Apr 2007 , 7:30pm
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I want to make some hard candy that is the shape of jewels (diamonds, emeralds, rubies). Does anyone know where I can get a mold in these shapes? I want them to be 3D but not suckers. I want to use these to decorate a treasure chest cake I am making.

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KrisD13 Posted 21 Apr 2007 , 7:45pm
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I've read a thread like this before...I had also saved the link for the molds...sigh...since the accidental puter wipe-out happened, there's a lot I don't have anymore.

Try searching the forum. I know there was a discussion on making them and where to get the molds. I will try too. If I find it I will post the link here for you.

Good Luck icon_biggrin.gif

Junecakes Posted 21 Apr 2007 , 8:12pm
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Is this what you are looking for? I have also seen some on Ebay. HTH


prterrell Posted 21 Apr 2007 , 10:19pm
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Originally Posted by Junecakes


Is this what you are looking for? I have also seen some on Ebay. HTH


Thank you!

redred Posted 5 May 2007 , 8:34am
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There's also some at Beryl's.

miriel Posted 12 Jun 2007 , 12:56pm
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Here are silicone jewel molds from First Impressions: http://www.firstimpressionsmolds.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=12

bobwonderbuns Posted 12 Jun 2007 , 1:12pm
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Actually, since we're on the subject, I have a slightly unrelated but very relevant question: How would you get the jewels to be so shiny if you used something OTHER than using hard candy in the molds. For example, in the International School of Sugarcraft, Book 3, (page 14), they suggest using confectioners glaze mixed with lustre dust. Has anyone tried this? If so, how did it go?

miriel Posted 12 Jun 2007 , 1:18pm
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I have only used confectioner's glaze on its own, making the item looking wet. Not sure how it will look with luster dust mixed in.

Zahrah Posted 20 Jun 2007 , 7:02pm
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You might also want to check out www.thejewelsofdenial.com. Go to their "Edible Cake Decorations" page.

She makes hard candy jewels in your requested flavor/color combo. Only $9 for about 80 in various faceted jewel shapes. If you have the time to order from them (if you don't need them tomorrow) then it might be worth it to save the hassle of making them yourself. They also make smooth round candy jewels.

Hollyanna70 Posted 13 Jul 2007 , 3:49pm
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Those are just beautiful!

I'd love to find molds to make some like that. I know it'd be easier to just buy them pre-made and flavored, but I enjoy trying to do it myself first, 'til I get so frustrated I say forget it, THEN I order them. icon_biggrin.gif

ladij153 Posted 13 Jul 2007 , 9:24pm
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Honeydukes Posted 20 Jul 2007 , 9:50pm
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Maid of Scandanavia sells some: http://www.sweetc.com/



I was at Hobby Lobby and they also had some. They were full sheets of tiny gems , maybe 1/2" or smaller. Kind of a break apart looking mold. I will be getting them and for the same reason! I've only made hard candy ONCE and I burned myself really badly. I'm a little nervous, but I thought I'd give it another try. I thought they'd be cute to use for little girly type cakes, too. If the candy doesn't work out I thought I'd buy the little rings.

Hollyanna70 Posted 21 Jul 2007 , 7:36am
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You're talking about this one, right?

I bought this at Hobby Lobby also.. a few months back.. These same type of gems were on my wedding dress, so I was going to try to incorporate them into my cake. I couldn't get it to work right. Sadly, I know how to do it now.. Use chocolate, instead of hard candy, so it can be painted silver! haha

At least I got a nice mold out of it, and my cake turned out fairly decent, all things considering. icon_smile.gif

It's really easy to use, by the way.. Just pour very slowly. Don't be in a rush.. and make sure you have it sitting on parchment, a cookie sheet, a silpat, anything.. Just in case it overflows. I've been burnt many times also, working with hard candy, but I still play with it. It's not bad, once you get the hang of it.

Now, if only I could learn how to do some real sugar art, instead of just molding!!! icon_biggrin.gif

Good luck!!


**edit** yeah, helps if I add the photo, huh? dunce.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 21 Jul 2007 , 12:09pm
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I saw that one at Hobby Lobby too -- what struck me about it is that the gems are pushed out and have raw edges. How on earth would you clean those up?? That's why I didn't buy it.

Hollyanna70 Posted 21 Jul 2007 , 12:29pm
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A lot of mine came out very clean. I think if you don't over fill it, it's not much of a problem. There were a few with raw edges, but for the most part they came out perfectly.

Chocolate is even easier, though not as shiny and pretty if you're looking for that crystal clear gem look, but you can use an exacto knife and trim the edges.

Hope this helps,


bpshirley Posted 22 Jul 2007 , 12:26pm
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For quick and easy "gems" I break the tops off ring pops. And for pearls, I make white chocolate modeling clay pearls dusted with luster dust.

berryblondeboys Posted 22 Jul 2007 , 12:36pm
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I just asked a similar question for my Slytherin Locket cake. I decided to just use colored piping gel. I tried a BIT with luster dust, but it didn't look any different than plain food coloring. It's not faceted like jewels, but it's shiney, which is all I really needed for the locket.


Honeydukes Posted 23 Jul 2007 , 2:09am
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Originally Posted by Hollyanna70

I've been burnt many times also, working with hard candy, but I still play with it. It's not bad, once you get the hang of it.


The burning or the working with hard candy??!!icon_razz.gif Thanks for the tips, I'm keeping a file. I thought I'd try a really small batch. And I'll be keeping a couple of Silpats handy, just in case and pour it all out if need be. It's a good thing in this Cake/ Cookie/ Candy hobby that mistakes (most of 'em, anyways) are edible! And yes, that's the mold I saw at Hobby Lobby. I am going to try it this fall when I will be making the treasure chest cake.

bpshirley says:
For quick and easy "gems" I break the tops off ring pops.

You, bpshirley, are my hero! I never thought of that! I bought the stringed pearl molds and cholcolate molds for gems. I didn't want to make most of the "treasure" and have the plastic part of the rings "stand out." Never thought to take them off. Duh.

I saw that locket, berryblondeboys, and it is amazing!!! I planned on doing that in cookies.

Hollyanna70 Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 4:56am
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Haha.. A little of both, I guess, Honeydukes. I have a high tolerance to pain, so the burns don't hurt so much any more. I can't wait to start making ribbons and flowers. I think that will be fun, and it'll be something new and different I can bring to my cakes. icon_smile.gif

Good luck with your treasure chest.. I hope to see the end result.


tonedna Posted 31 Jul 2007 , 6:04pm
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yeah ...i saw that too..and i have no idea how to clean the edges too...looks like a big job there! icon_surprised.gif

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