How long does Isomalt take to set?

Sugar Work By doreenre Updated 2 Jun 2014 , 7:11pm by winniemog

doreenre Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 3:43pm
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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!


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lecrn Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 5:06pm
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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.

cakelover888 Posted 29 Nov 2013 , 2:57am
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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.

-K8memphis Posted 29 Nov 2013 , 4:43pm
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so maybe the next great thing will be a silicone piping bag go k8

-K8memphis Posted 29 Nov 2013 , 4:48pm
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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

Bonne Bouche Posted 2 Jun 2014 , 6:57pm
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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?

winniemog Posted 2 Jun 2014 , 7:11pm
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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.

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