Kris10joy Posted 3 May 2010 , 9:53pm
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I was wondering if anyone knows the recipe for making isomalt coral. Thanks!

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jobueno Posted 3 May 2010 , 11:49pm
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Melt the isomalt, add color and pour into a bowl filled with ice. As the sugar falls onto the ice it will take different shapes looking like coral.

lisamenz Posted 4 May 2010 , 12:13am
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I have a question also. I have worked with isomalt many times, but never made the isomalt coral. Saw it on challenge the other night. They said when you do the isomalt coral it has to be at a certain temp. what would that temperature be? I have made lots of isomalt gems. Thanks icon_rolleyes.gif

VinaBaby75 Posted 6 May 2010 , 7:09am
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Please,,, What is Isomalt?

tesso Posted 6 May 2010 , 7:34am
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Please,,, What is ?




isomalt is a sugar used for making gems and sugar pieces. It hardens clear, and you can tint it to true color. where as regualr granular sugar hardens with a yellowish tint.

mgj_jda71 Posted 6 May 2010 , 8:36am
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anybody knows where to buy isomalt in england?TIA

supernerd Posted 14 May 2010 , 3:56am
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Sugar coral
3 cups isomalt
1 cup water

Put the isomalt and the water into a stainless pot. Bring to a boil. Cook until it reaches 350° F. While it is cooking fill a shallow pan with cold water. Fill another large spaghetti pot with ice. As soon as the mixture reaches 350°, put the whole pot into the cold water to stop the cooking process. Add food coloring at this time, if desired. Pour the cooked isomalt over the ice, slowly, in a circular pattern, with an approximately 4-inch radius.
BE CAREFUL AS THE MIXTURE IS EXTREMELY HOT!
Now, fill the large pot completely with cold water. Reach in carefully and pull out the coral.

Note: the coral can be made a day ahead and allowed to dry. Or, place in front of a cool fan, on low, on paper towels to dry quickly.

Amber0095 Posted 14 May 2010 , 4:08am
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Originally Posted by supernerd

Sugar coral
3 cups
1 cup water

Put the and the water into a stainless pot. Bring to a boil. Cook until it reaches 350° F. While it is cooking fill a shallow pan with cold water. Fill another large spaghetti pot with ice. As soon as the mixture reaches 350°, put the whole pot into the cold water to stop the cooking process. Add food coloring at this time, if desired. Pour the cooked over the ice, slowly, in a circular pattern, with an approximately 4-inch radius.
BE CAREFUL AS THE MIXTURE IS EXTREMELY HOT!
Now, fill the large pot completely with cold water. Reach in carefully and pull out the coral.

Note: the coral can be made a day ahead and allowed to dry. Or, place in front of a cool fan, on low, on paper towels to dry quickly.






You can also pour it over crumpled up parchment paper, sprayed with pam and it allow it to dry. Once it is dry you can break the "coral" into random sizes, icon_biggrin.gif

supernerd Posted 14 May 2010 , 12:08pm
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Wow I did not know that! so the paper wont get stuck in my candy? I just know I saw the cake boss do it for a cake and my daughter wanted it done for her coral reef habitat project for school.. and all the kids were amazed! I searched all over the internet for the recipe and finally found it.. figured I had such a hard time finding it I would share!

lam159 Posted 28 May 2010 , 11:57am

lisamenz

Do you happen to remember what episode that challenge was? I have been looking for it for awhile now and having no luck.

supernerd Posted 28 May 2010 , 12:03pm
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Originally Posted by lam159

lisamenz

Do you happen to remember what episode that challenge was? I have been looking for it for awhile now and having no luck.






Season 2 Episode 15: Aquarium Adventures & An Announcement
A local aquarium orders an underwater-themed cake for their birthday, and Buddy puts his signature on it by adding live fish! Lisa and Remy make a very special announcement to Buddy, who can't wait to tell the rest of the family.
Premiere: Feb. 1, 2010

lam159 Posted 28 May 2010 , 12:05pm

Thanks! I was looking on the food network channel for alton brown and food challenges...Cake Boss is where I got the idea originally but couldn't find the episode!

supernerd Posted 28 May 2010 , 12:07pm

NOOOOO problem.. I started my love of cakes at 14.. so when cake boss came on I was hooked. Now I love cake central and figured it has helped me I would post something of interest! Glad it could help!

lam159 Posted 28 May 2010 , 12:12pm

I actually called them (Cake Boss) to see how much it would cost to do a much smaller version of the aqaurium cake...obviously they wouldn't give me a price over the phone. I would have to go to their shop...fine..no big deal...but you have to pay $100 just to meet with him for a consultation...ok fine...that $100 does not even come off of the cake price! Not happening!!! Plus...they said they don't deliver. I guess they just deliver locally or when someone is paying $1,000's for a cake.

lam159 Posted 28 May 2010 , 12:15pm

Ugh! I cannot find that episode!!!! This is really going to drive me insane!!! Any chance you have the link?

cakesbymark Posted 28 May 2010 , 12:24pm

thanks for the directions

supernerd Posted 28 May 2010 , 12:50pm

couldnt find any free streams of it.. but did find where you could donload it from itunes! only a 1.99 but if you gotta see it ya gotta see it..
http://video.tvguide.com/Cake+Boss/Aquarium+Adventures++An+Announcement/4024471?autoplay=true&partnerid=OVG

lam159 Posted 28 May 2010 , 12:57pm

I actually went to the tlc.discovery.com....CAKE BOSS!!!!! never even gave that a thought!!!! Sometimes I wonder where my common sense goes! lol

snocilla Posted 28 May 2010 , 1:51pm

I used isomalt coral on this cake:
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1604189

I acutally poured mine into styrofoam cups full of ice, but I think a pot would have worked much better. You can see mine are all really small. Be very careful of cooking too long, I burnt a lot of mine (the really dark pieces). I like the idea of putting it into a pot of cold water, it may have helped me!

Hope this helps!

lam159 Posted 28 May 2010 , 1:57pm

that cake is awesome!!! you did a wonderful job on the characters...i especially like the turtle.

snocilla Posted 28 May 2010 , 2:03pm

Awww... Thanks lam159! The turtle is my favorite too icon_smile.gif

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