Help!! How Do I Use Isomalt

Decorating By Tee-Y Updated 6 Nov 2008 , 8:27pm by Tee-Y

Tee-Y Posted 5 Nov 2008 , 2:28pm
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I've got this jar of Isomalt that someone gave me and I really don't know how to go about using it, Can someone please direct me?

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leah_s Posted 5 Nov 2008 , 3:10pm
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Sure. Used some last week. For a small amount: 100 grams of isomalt + 12 grams of glucose/corn syrup. Heat stirring until melted and then heat not stirring to 320 F. Plunge bottom of pot into cold water to stop the cooking. Pour onto Silpat and then shape or pull. You can also use it for spun sugar.

Be careful because your'e working with extremely hot sugar. if you get this on your skin you will immediately - and I mean immediately be badly burned.

You can also use it for a blown sugar item, but I'm not very accomplished with sugar blowing.

What are you making?

Tee-Y Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 8:27pm
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Thanks so much Leah, I'm molding chess pieces for a chessboard cake using some silicone chess molds that I have, but how do I keep my skin from getting burned if I have to work the Isomalt with my hands?

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