Charmed Posted 18 Dec 2012 , 4:14pm
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I saw these jelly jewels and they are edible gems....anyone has used these?  are they made out of sugar? isomalt?  or something else?  are they hard or soft(name jelly!)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Culpitt-24-EDIBLE-GEMS-PINK-Jelly-Diamond-Crystal-Cake-Cupcake-Jewel-Toppers-/400342808837?pt=Uk_Crafts_Cake_Decorating_MJ&hash=item5d364a7905

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costumeczar Posted 18 Dec 2012 , 5:45pm
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The ingredients are a weird combination of gelatin and corn syrup-type sugars. My guess would be that they're firm but chewy like gummy worms.

costumeczar Posted 18 Dec 2012 , 5:46pm
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In England "jelly" is what we would call "jello" in the US, if I'm not mistaken.

jason_kraft Posted 18 Dec 2012 , 6:03pm
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AIt's essentially sugar with stabilizers, preservatives, and moisteners. I have a feeling the picture on the eBay listing is slightly misleading, here is a more accurate picture direct from the manufacturer (mouse over the picture to zoom in): http://www.culpitt.com/cupcakes-cake-pops/glitters-sprinkles-dragees/edible-gems/pink-jelly-gemstone.html

If you have specific questions you can contact the mfr at +44 (0) 1670 814545.

Charmed Posted 19 Dec 2012 , 5:53pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jason_kraft 

It's essentially sugar with stabilizers, preservatives, and moisteners. I have a feeling the picture on the eBay listing is slightly misleading, here is a more accurate picture direct from the manufacturer (mouse over the picture to zoom in):
http://www.culpitt.com/cupcakes-cake-pops/glitters-sprinkles-dragees/edible-gems/pink-jelly-gemstone.html
If you have specific questions you can contact the mfr at +44 (0) 1670 814545.

Jason, you are right that picture is not really all shiny and diamond like!!

costumeczar Posted 19 Dec 2012 , 7:40pm
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that's the problem with any kind of sugar jewels. They look really sparkly when you photograph them because of the flash, or the lights or whatever, but they aren't that shiny in real life. I sell the sugar jewels and unless they're a lighter color they don't look as shiny as they do if I photograph them with a flash. I try to use natural light because I don't want someone to buy them thinking that they look one way and have them look another when they get them.

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