I want to make a christmas tree cake this year and i'd like to try my hand at sugar christmas lights. I found the mold and it specified that it was for hard cand. I also have the recipe for the actual hard candy. I'd like to color the lights and have them be different flavors. My question now is what should I use for the flavors and the colors? I have found the liquid color and the oil flavoring online but they are expesive. Can I use food coloring and flavoring from the grocery store? Thanks in advance!
I mean you can use crushed jolly rancher candy too. Then stick it in the oven to melt. But I have purchased Lorann flavoring in my grocery store and that is what I would use. Not that they stock it--but just a seaional item found on a random endcap.
As far as grocery store coloring--maybe it would work--you would need to cook the water out of it or your sugar would stay stickier. Like let it bubble in the sugar.
So the problem is lights on a tree would be small so that's a lot of work to make enough to bubble all the water out for each different color.
But all that to say, a dear Cake Buddy gave me some cool isomalt stuff from cakeplay.com. It's isomalt sticks that are already colored that you just melt & use. Easy peasy.
thank you so much. i have a month so i can experiment. i may experiment with the crushed jolly ranchers since that would save time AND money. i'll also check out that website!
thank you again!