hello everyone. my daughters 3rd b-day party in november. and she wants her party to match the new dora movie " dora saves the crystal kingdom" so i will have to castel cake to match the movie , the dora doll to match. but here is my problem i have no idea how to make the crystals!!! does anybody have any good ideas? i never worked with sugar before. but i have some time to play with it if i have to. please any ideas. i can;t let her down.
Perhaps you could make them just from gumpaste, all different colours and shapes, and then dust them heavily with luster/pearl/shine dust to make them sparkley
I have heard that using isomalt is because sugar will start to turn amber before the correct temp. is reached. They also have jewels at fancyflours.com
i have no idea how to work with isomalt. would i use some type of mold to make these if so any idea where i can get one
i might try one with gumpaste when she takes a nap today to see how it comes out.
thanks to both of you
Not a problem, i love trying new things (within a certain range lol) Sooo much fun when you get good results from them! You can buy little stones and gems from certain online shops i know off, but im not sure if you could get them where you live, and i imagine there quite expensive
At Hobby Lobby they sell lollipop kits, comes with the sugar (might be isomalt) and instructions, you can even buy jewel molds there .
I did it that way for the jewels in my treasure chest cake.
It was super easy, boil and pour basically.
I even added some flavor so they would taste yummy.
As long as you have a candy thermometer, heavy pan and pot holder you can do it.
this sounds quick and easy. thanks now to find a hobby lobby around here
any other ideas. i don't have a hobby lobby close to me. i tried fondant/gumpaste but i did not like how it came out .
I think for a 3 year olds party I wouldnt use sugar gems. Im always afraid someone will choke on them. How about those sugar covered gum drops? Cut them to shape - it takes of the sugar and they are kind of glassy looking after. The kids love them and you can get the color of gems - ruby red, emerald green, the white ones for diamonds. You can also luster dust them or shine them up with crisco.
see what i want is something big.they would not be something they can eat. they ones i found on line are way to much money. so that's why i wanted to make them. but i might have to try your idea
I did see a mold for large gems at crafts 2000. It was not one that could be used for poured sugar. It was actually in the isle where the glue sticks were. I thought that was weird. Maybe people make gems with melted glue. I dont know, but they were only a couple dollars.
How far are you from Slidell? There is a HL there.