Hi everybody. I wanted to share this tip for making the different jewels using clear isomalt diamonds. I was finishing up a cake this week for an Eastern Star group and I was so exhausted I wasn't sure if I could physically make the different jewels that needed to go in the crown, so I took Wiltons
paste colors and painted the backs of the clear isomalt diamonds, flipped them over and let them set for about 3 hours, then set them with RI and they looked just like the sapphire, topaz, emerald, ruby gems they requested.
I was so relieved and it saved me a ton of time. For any of you who make your own gems I hope this comes in handy. I stayed up until 2 am the night before delivery working on this cake and when I realized it worked it was like the angels sang...lol Happy Baking! Chef Light
neat idea, i'll have to give it a try.