auntginn Posted 17 Jul 2007 , 5:22am
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Can anyone tell me what ingrediant can be added to hard sugar candy lollipops to act as a preservative. It seems that mine don't last more than a few months.

Thanks

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JanH Posted 19 Jul 2007 , 7:57am
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Are you looking for a high humidity recipe:
(From LorannOils.com.)

http://tinyurl.com/27jx9l

Here's a link to purchasing powdered corn syrup:

http://tinyurl.com/25j4xe

HTH

auntginn Posted 20 Jul 2007 , 6:01am
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I don't think the humidity level in L.A. CA is too high. I make hard candy lollipops with edibel images as party favors, however after about a month or so, they tend to get gooey and/or sticky. I would like to know how to deal with that issue.

JanH Posted 20 Jul 2007 , 8:50am
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Well, the info I have says your average humidity for July is between 67-80%:

http://tinyurl.com/3dqmm4

And your candy is saying it has a problem. icon_sad.gif

But you're not alone, Brach & Broch's also has a problem with humidity:

http://calbears.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m3289/is_n9_v165/ai_18669468

Isomalt & Dessicant Info:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-242770.html

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-7758-15.html

Here's some additional hard candy help:

http://tinyurl.com/3x3t2l
(From Sarah Phillips of baking911.com.)

HTH

dolfin Posted 20 Jul 2007 , 9:14am
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Los Angeles, CA (downtown) had 73% humidity today according to the weather channel. WoW that is really high. It doesn't get that bad here till August.

auntginn Posted 20 Jul 2007 , 5:26pm
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Thank you both. I guess I don't feel the humidity being a native CA and all. lol icon_biggrin.gif I will have to pay more attention to the weather, and use the tips from the other sites.

tonedna Posted 31 Jul 2007 , 6:08pm
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does anybody has a good recipee for this candy..I am a cake designer but never work with hard candy...i want to learn to work with it and to work with pulled candy...

TOMAY Posted 31 Jul 2007 , 6:19pm
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will hard candy make ice cube shapes I am assuming that this would work for a cake i am doing i need a beer keg on ice ! I am thing sugar would work anyone have any clear sugar recipes that would form nice ice cubes ? thanks
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JanH Posted 31 Jul 2007 , 11:20pm
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Hard candy recipes from Lorann Oils:

http://www.lorannoils.com/gor_recipes.htm
(Also has cake, cookie, frosting recipes and more.)

Making Ice Cubes:

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-254901-.html

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-54172-.html

HTH

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