Edible Crystels Or Jewels For A Gumpaste Tiara? Help?

Decorating By skinnyminx Updated 24 Aug 2010 , 2:31pm by yoyopof3

skinnyminx Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 3:45pm
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hi im in ireland but is it me or can you not buy ready made edible things for tiaras im looking for some jewels .. ive bought edible sugar dimonds before but they were usless the were sparkly for about 5 mins.. then they went cloudy even thoough i added them at the last min and kept them out of any mositure... ived looked on ebay and googled it but i cant seem to find any edible coloured jewles has any of you guys seen them??

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brincess_b Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 4:02pm
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Pretty much there's only what you have seen, or coloured dragees. Best bet is to get a mould and see what u can do you self - gumpaste or chocolate, or start getting into sugar, or melting down boiled sweets.

FatAndHappy Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 4:21pm
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We bought jewels at the bakery expo and they said if they get cloudy, just rub a little oil on them (Crisco or veggie oil). We didn't use them yet but maybe this would help to try first.

leah_s Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 4:25pm
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Oil is the trick! Used it and it works.

Minstrelmiss Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 4:28pm
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Global Sugar art carries a large variety of "jewels"...different shapes and colors. HTH

skinnyminx Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 5:04pm
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oh really i must try the oil on the dimonds i have . i wounder could i colour them ? if i painted them as there clear id prefer pink or purple or some colour for the tiara jewels??? also does anyone no how to make them from scratch as i just looked up the web sites mentioned above and the postage is like 4 times the price of the jems its my fault im living in ireland ....

carmijok Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 5:24pm
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Buy the molds and use Isomalt instead of sugar.

2kiddos Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 5:51pm
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yoyopof3 Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 2:31pm
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Just thought that I would throw out there, that I have just melted down jolly ranchers in the past and poured them into the jewel sugar molds if you want different colors and don't want to take the time to melt all the sugar and color it, worked great!

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