Sugar Tiles

Sugar Work By kearniesue Updated 4 Oct 2009 , 4:48am by cabecakes

kearniesue Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 2:44pm
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Hi guys,

Sorry to ask this, because I know it's been discussed before, but I can't find it...

What is the sugar to water ratio for sugar tiles, and what temp do I need to get it to before pouring? I just have to try it!

Thanks!

Karen

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kearniesue Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 4:05pm
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Bump - Does anybody know? I looked on YouTube and couldn't find it either. I'd really like to be able to try it this afternoon for a cake tomorrow.

Thanks!

geri4292adams Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 4:08pm
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Bump Again, I'd like t know more as well

Rylan Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 9:42pm
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I use 2 cups isomalt and 1/2 cup distilled water. I wait until it reaches 340 degrees.

sugarandslice Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 10:26pm
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I don't want to hijack your post, but is there a tutorial on making sugar tiles?
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Emma

adree313 Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 10:37pm
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if you can't find isomalt: http://www.candylandcrafts.com/hard_candy_making.htm

it works very well but of course since it's regular sugar you will get a slight brown-y tinge so your colors won't be very true.

here's a thread that might help you out: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=633975

adree313 Posted 4 Oct 2009 , 1:42am
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sugarandslice Posted 4 Oct 2009 , 2:31am
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Thanks very much adree313. i'll check those out.

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adree313 Posted 4 Oct 2009 , 2:36am
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noooo problem thumbs_up.gif

cabecakes Posted 4 Oct 2009 , 4:48am
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I just made hard candy for the waves in my fair cake. I used sugar and as adree313 said it does have a slight brownish color to it. I started out with blue, but ended up with sort of a turquiose color. But man were they yummy. My husband broke my candy thermometer and forgot to tell me. So I had to do the string test in a glass of water. If you take a small amount of your cooked candy and drop it into a glass of cold water and it makes a hard string your cooked candy is at the hard crack stage.

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