Isomalt Gems Becomes Cloudy

Sugar Work By Madeira Updated 1 Dec 2015 , 2:46am by icingimages

Madeira Posted 27 Nov 2015 , 4:40pm
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Hello everyone! I have problem with isomalt gems. First time when I make it, they becomes sticky and cloudy after day. Other time I storage gems in plastic box (near attached small cup with salt) and they looks fine (not sticky) but they are cloudy again. What I do wrong? It's possible to make crystal clear gems at home? Thanks for your answers :) 

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sunnydayz Posted 27 Nov 2015 , 7:36pm
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Hi Madeira, as do mine.  Touch them up with light corn syrup and they'll dry shiny.  Works wonderfully!

Madeira Posted 28 Nov 2015 , 7:02am
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Thanks Sunnydayz for replay :) Corn syrup dont make gems sticky? Can I use sugar syrup too? 

Cakeaslife Posted 28 Nov 2015 , 7:28am
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sunnydayz Posted 28 Nov 2015 , 12:17pm
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Hi Madeira.  Yes initially, but it dries.  Just apply small amounts at a time with a paint brush.  I use it on fondant too, for cherries and strawberries or anything shiny.  Not sure about the sugar syrup, I've never tried it. 

Madeira Posted 28 Nov 2015 , 2:36pm
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Thanks! I try with corn syrup ;)

costumeczar Posted 28 Nov 2015 , 3:44pm
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You can also rub them with vegetable oil to shine them up.

Madeira Posted 28 Nov 2015 , 5:14pm
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Good idea! Thanks! 

icingimages Posted 1 Dec 2015 , 2:46am
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