I have purchased the Gem Set #1 Mold by First Impressions at Global Sugar Art. I tried to use it for the first time today using the recipe they gave with the mold. The recipe called for the use of regular sugar. The jewels came out "cloudy" and what seems to be very tiny bubbles in them.
I am looking to make a jewel that is crystal clear so that you can see the facets in the jewel.
I know there is a product called Isomalt Sugar. Have any of you used Isomalt Sugar and did this make the jewels shiny and clear?
Any tips you can give to me is very much appreciated. Thank you.
from what I understand the isomalt sets up clear. Mine gets here tomorrow or Friday.
I originally posted this question in the "How to" forum. It was moved to the Candy section....where I have never been before. So I have read the posts below and now have a better understanding of how to create jewels that are not cloudy and sticky.
Thanks to all of you for posting your experience in this regard.