Originally Posted by Hollyanna70
I've been burnt many times also, working with hard candy, but I still play with it. It's not bad, once you get the hang of it.
The burning or the working with hard candy??!!
Thanks for the tips, I'm keeping a file. I thought I'd try a really small batch. And I'll be keeping a couple of Silpats handy, just in case and pour it all out if need be. It's a good thing in this Cake/ Cookie/ Candy hobby that mistakes (most of 'em, anyways) are edible! And yes, that's the mold I saw at Hobby Lobby. I am going to try it this fall when I will be making the treasure chest cake.
For quick and easy "gems" I break the tops off ring pops.
You, bpshirley, are my hero! I never thought of that! I bought the stringed pearl molds and cholcolate molds for gems. I didn't want to make most of the "treasure" and have the plastic part of the rings "stand out." Never thought to take them off. Duh.
I saw that locket, berryblondeboys, and it is amazing!!! I planned on doing that in cookies.