I'm going to try isomalt for the 1st time tonight and only have one silicone mold. I want to use it repeatedly, but I'm curious about how long it takes to set before I can remove it from the mold and use the mold again.
Any and all feedback is welcome!
I've only used it once to make ice cubes in a silicone pan. It hardened pretty quick (in front of a fan). You can probably tell when it's completely cool to the touch and hard. If you melt all the isomalt @ once, you can keep it in a warm oven to keep it liquid until you pour again.
Hope someone else has some more specific advice.
AHi Doreenre looks like we are doing the same thing :-) i've discovered for "me" what seems to be working (my 1st try at this) is I made isomalt with the granules and heated as directed on marvolus. molds sight then I poured some in a silicone cup that you can squeeze. I keep the cup in the oven @ 275, then nuk it for 30 seconds (careful, extremely hot...3 pairs of gloves) then i pour in the mold. Works great. Takes 10-15 mins to cool enough to un-mold. Repeat for each strand. Hope this helps.
Hi Doreenre looks like we are doing the same thing a silicone cup that you can squeeze. I keep the cup in the oven @ 275, then nuk it for 30 seconds (careful, extremely hot...3 pairs of gloves) then i pour in the mold. Works great. Takes 10-15 mins to cool enough to un-mold. Repeat for each strand. Hope this helps.
well dang why didn't i have one of those--i used a parchment piping bag--and gloves to pour ticky little things
great post--thank you
so maybe the next great thing will be a silicone piping bag ☺go k8
or a sleeve of some kind to put a parchment bag in to keep you from burning the h out of yourself--y'know similar to the coffee cup sleeves used to protect hands for hot coffee in paper cups-
there's no burn like a freaking hot sugar burn
Do you have to put anything on the mold before you pour the isomalt in it? What do you use to "glue" isomalt pieces to each other? Water?
AYou don't need to put anything in the silicone mould before pouring in the isomalt, silicone is naturally non-stick.
To "glue" the isomalt pieces together, I just use a blow torch for a moment to heat the pieces where they will be touching, and then place them in contact.
Don't use water! It will dissolve your isomalt.