First Time Doing This - Help Please!

Sugar Work By prterrell Updated 14 Jul 2007 , 9:43am by Hollyanna70

prterrell Posted 15 Jun 2007 , 9:56pm
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Ok. I have a silicone mold (the med size jewel one from first impresions). I want to use Jolly Rancher candies to make the jewels out of. I've heard I can smash them up and put them in the mold and put it in the oven at 250???

How do I smash up the candies?
How full should I fill the cavities with the crushed candies?
Should I put the mold on a cookie sheet?
How long do I leave the mold in the oven?
When I take it out, do I just let it set up on the counter or do I put it in the fridge/freezer?
How do I un-mold the candy?

I am planning on using these on a cake that I will be making like a month from now. How do I store the jewels once I make them?

Anything else I should know?


3 replies
Doug Posted 15 Jun 2007 , 10:09pm
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smash: rolling pin or hammer (or DH's thick skull?)

fill: full and then a little bit more -- lots of air in the smashed stuff that will leave as it melts

sheet: sure makes it easier to handle a silicone mold!

leave: until fully melted -- don't need to boil or bubble -- do this by sight

cool: on counter -- not good to put such hot stuff in freezer (unless is completely empty of everything else and only use for this)

unmold: well, doesn't silicone just sort of peel off? and since silicone is flexible, can push them out by apply pressure to back of mold.

prterrell Posted 15 Jun 2007 , 10:14pm
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Originally Posted by Doug

smash: rolling pin or hammer (or DH's thick skull?)

Ha! You must know him! icon_lol.gif

Thanks for your help Doug! I can always count on you! thumbs_up.gif

Hollyanna70 Posted 14 Jul 2007 , 9:43am
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I had never thought of using jolly ranchers. It makes sense, since it's the same thing I make from scratch, but it just never occurred to me.

Thanks so much for posting about this!


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