Hard Candy

Sugar Work By auntginn Updated 31 Jul 2007 , 11:20pm by JanH

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.


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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.)


Here's a link to purchasing powdered corn syrup:



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%:


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:


Isomalt & Dessicant Info:



Here's some additional hard candy help:

(From Sarah Phillips of baking911.com.)


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

JanH Posted 31 Jul 2007 , 11:20pm
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