Candy Mirror

Sugar Work By chanda Updated 20 Aug 2009 , 7:34am by SpringFlour

chanda Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 10:58pm
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Hi, Has anyone ever tried to make a candy mirror. I was thinking that maybe a clear sheet of isomalt with a piece of edible silver leaf would look like one. I do not even know if edible silver leaf exists....

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ptanyer Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 11:06pm
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Here's a link for edible silver leaf:

Haven't tried it myself. Just googled edible silver leaf and this was one of the sources that came up.

Did you see the Food Network Cake Challenge where one of the cake decorators made a mirror using isomalt? I think it was one of the Walt Disney cake challenges. Maybe someone else knows exactly which show it was.

AbouttheCake Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 11:07pm
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The silver leaf does exist, however it can pe pretty pricey.

I think that idea just might work though.

chanda Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 11:25pm
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I did see the Disney food network challenge...hmmm...must have turned it off because I do not remember a mirror. Now I have to try it. Never used isomalt or edible silver leaf. I've only ever used real silver leaf. Now I have to try it!! Thanks!!!

Charmed Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 11:28pm
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I can't wait to see your candy mirror!!

Ginni Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 11:28pm
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i think the show was something like Disney princesses. A guy made the mirror on the wall for snow white. i don't know if it was like a real mirror though. but he had a mask and poured melted sugar all around it into a mold. then took the mask out and put something else in it to make it look like the mirror. i don't know but that may be what you saw ptanyer.

Angel_Cake Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 11:34pm
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It was actually the Shrek challenge, he made the mirror for Lord Farquaad. He had problems with the mask at first, but finally got it where it wouldn't float in the sugar. He then took it out and put in white chocolate for it.

Ginni Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 11:44pm
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thanks for correcting me Angel_Cake. I remember now. it was the Shrek challenge.

chanda Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 11:53pm
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I searched for a picture and I can't find one. One article did say that it was a candy mirror!!!! Thanks again!

cakeordeath Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 6:44am
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Did you figure out the candy mirror yet? I'd really love to know how you are doing it. I'd lie to make one with a scary face in it for my halloween scare-0-thon. this year I'm making an entire edible room. So any more advice on the mirror would be great!

SpringFlour Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 7:34am
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My preface is that I have no idea what I'm talking's that for instilling confidence? icon_lol.gificon_wink.gif

Instead of the "pricey" edible silver leaf, could you use a very thin piece of gumpaste, painted with vodka and silver luster dust? It wouldn't be as reflective, I would imagine, but it still could have the "mirror" illusion.

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