Edible Diamonds

Decorating By dalis4joe Updated 30 Mar 2010 , 2:43am by CakeEvolution

dalis4joe Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 11:51pm
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Hi my fellow CC'ers!

I recently got my first order of edible diamonds... to my surprise... they are NOT as clear and shiny as I'd thought they would've been... unless I ordered a bad batch...

they are opaque and dull....
Diamonds need to SPARKLE!

? for you... What can I use if I want to make a diamond "garland"?
Are Isomalt diamonds always like that?
Would adding Fabric Store Diamonds (the ones osld by the yard) work?
Have you tried anything different?

TIA!

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prterrell Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 12:07am
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I always make my own jewels from melted sugar using a silicone mold.

mjballinger Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 12:17am
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I read somewhere that if you rub a bit of cooking oil on them, it gives them more luster. Apparently they can dull, and that's what "fixes' them.

iulishca Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 12:18am
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i tried this ones-crystal trims and the small ones are swarovsky
the cake is a dummy for a show
LL

Bfisher2 Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 12:24am
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Originally Posted by mjballinger

I read somewhere that if you rub a bit of cooking oil on them, it gives them more luster. Apparently they can dull, and that's what "fixes' them.




Your absolutly right. Rub a little cooking oil on your fingers and lightly rub it over your isomalt gem. It beings the shine back. NEVER keep your isomalt gems anywhere but in a closed air tight container as humidity is not kind to them. Also never put them on the cake and then refridgerate. When you take the cake out of the fridge the isomalt will probably cloud due to moisture and humidity. icon_biggrin.gif

AKS Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 12:27am
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I don't think that they can have the sparkle of a real crystal. I think they are supposed to replicate somewhat, but not completely imitate.

dalis4joe Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 1:40am
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Thanks so much.... I will try rubbing some cooking oil right now... wish me luck...

prterrell: I have Isomalt and the gem molds... if I make them.... will they come out shiny? sounds to me by what u guys r saying that they might be dull due to air exposure.... so if I make them they might be shinier cause they are just made.... ??

CakeEvolution Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 12:25am
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I ordered my diamonds from someone on ebay... they arrived Crystal Clear!!! But I will definitely make a mental note about the cooking oil.

dalis4joe Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 12:36am
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Originally Posted by CakeEvolution

I ordered my diamonds from someone on ebay... they arrived Crystal Clear!!! But I will definitely make a mental note about the cooking oil.


please let me know the seller... I wanna get some... maybe I got a bad batch icon_sad.gif

CakeEvolution Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 2:43am
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http://myworld.ebay.com/diamondpartyconfetti

They sell Edible and Non-edible gems... so make sure you get the right ones........ thumbs_up.gif

Althought it will be easy to tell when you start comparing qty and price....
I wish we could get the edible ones for that cheap...lol

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