Crystal Clear Hard Candy Gems

Sugar Work By Charmed Updated 13 Nov 2011 , 5:24am by Charmed

Charmed Posted 12 Nov 2011 , 4:39am
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Is there any way to make really clear sugar gems? I have used a basic recipe with sugar and corn syrup and heated the sugar to 275 but the sugar turned yellow. How could I make them crystal clear? Could corn syrup make the final sugar color yellow? help please....

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doramoreno62 Posted 12 Nov 2011 , 10:50am
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Use Isomalt. It stays clear. You can buy it online at Amazon, sugar craft or Global Sugar Art. Some cake supply stores carry it too. It comes in crystal form or sticks. You add some water and melt it like sugar.

didavista Posted 12 Nov 2011 , 11:10am
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try reading this recipe along with the comments it has. I found everything very helpful.
I don't think this will work as a link, can copy and paste tho

Charmed Posted 12 Nov 2011 , 11:59pm
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so the corn syrup is not the culprit?!!

bethola Posted 13 Nov 2011 , 12:15am
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No the corn syrup didn't do it. It's the sugar and water. I only use isomalt if I want crystal clear or a true color. If it's just something small...I use Jolly Ranchers. That's what I'm doing for my grandson's
Spongebob cake this weekend!

Charmed Posted 13 Nov 2011 , 5:24am
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Thanks for your help thumbs_up.gif

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