Rock Candy

Sugar Work By BobbiA Updated 13 Feb 2009 , 8:04pm by rockysmommy

BobbiA Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 12:19am
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HELP!!!!! I need rock candy for a cake I am making. It needs to look like ice. All the candy stores I've called don't have enough combined for what I need so I decided to make my own. I'm on my 3rd attempt and I'm about to give up. The first batch was too soft but it was clear. The second batch is hard enough but it is amber colored (it didn't make it to the suggested 310 degrees in the recipe). So what do I do????? Is there a way I can make my amber candy white looking? I need this by Friday night. HELP!!!!

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adonisthegreek1 Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 12:59am
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Originally Posted by BobbiA

So what do I do????? Is there a way I can make my amber candy white looking? I need this by Friday night. HELP!!!!




You can add liquid coloring to your candy recipe. I do it to coordinate the color with the flavor that I use.

https://www.lorannoils.com/p-8753-large-batch-stove-top-hard-candy.aspx

BobbiA Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 1:29am
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Do you or anyone out there have any suggestions of what to use other than rock candy that would look like ice?

JohnBaker Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 2:02am
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Use Isomalt. It won't carmelize as fast as sugar and you can easliy cook it to 325. It pours very clear. Look on Amazon you can find it there.

deb12g Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 7:46pm
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I usually get mine at Cracker Barrel - you know, the restaurant with the lots of old fashioned candy,gifts, etc.

rockysmommy Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 7:58pm
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I usually get mine at Cracker Barrel - you know, the restaurant with the lots of old fashioned candy,gifts, etc.




Thank you soooo much...going to get me some at the Cracker Barrel. Would it be on the shelf with coffees and such?

Robin

deb12g Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 8:00pm
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Not sure, DH runs many of my errands, and he gets it for me. I'm sure if you walk in and ask, they'll be happy to help you!

rockysmommy Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 8:03pm
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Originally Posted by adonisthegreek1

Quote:
Originally Posted by BobbiA

So what do I do????? Is there a way I can make my amber candy white looking? I need this by Friday night. HELP!!!!



You can add liquid coloring to your candy recipe. I do it to coordinate the color with the flavor that I use.

https://www.lorannoils.com/p-8753-large-batch-stove-top-hard-candy.aspx




I had asked this morning about this...thanks for the site address...such a big help to someone like me just starting out.

Robin

rockysmommy Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 8:04pm
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Originally Posted by deb12g

Not sure, DH runs many of my errands, and he gets it for me. I'm sure if you walk in and ask, they'll be happy to help you!




icon_lol.gif Yeap...my DH is good to help me like that too...I will do that...Thanks again.

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