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Edible gem/diamond molds help!!

post #1 of 74
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I would like to buy the diamond/gem silicone mold to make edible diamonds with sugar.
Has anyone used the edible diamond/gem silicone mold? How do you rate it? easy to use? any advice using them? Do you use candy or cooked sugar?
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post #2 of 74
Search the Candy folder. This has been discussed quite a bit.
post #3 of 74
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Originally Posted by charmed

I would like to buy the diamond/gem silicone mold to make edible diamonds with sugar.
Has anyone used the edible diamond/gem silicone mold? How do you rate it? easy to use? any advice using them? Do you use candy or cooked sugar?
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I used cooked sugar and it was not easy. I have two different sized molds. One is blue rubbery thick silicone and one is the paper thin white plastic that it seems like it would burn baby burn but it doesn't. The white one makes a bigger 'diamond' but pouring cleanly is an issue.

Probably from candy would be easier. I was just messing around, not doing it for an order so I didn't have to refine the process. Surprised it was so cumbersome, so messy.

Using a larger mold would also make it a lot easier. 'Pouring' hot sugar is not an exact process.

I know the purchased candy diamond shapes cloud easily and quickly.

Gem thoughts for you.
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post #4 of 74
Melted jolly ranchers? That's my plan...waiting for my jewel molds to come in. I hope it works...I do not want to cook sugar...no way no how.
post #5 of 74
yeah i heard that the melted jolly ranchrs are super easy..

but how do you make them clear... ?
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post #6 of 74
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Originally Posted by pinklesley1

yeah i heard that the melted jolly ranchrs are super easy..

but how do you make them clear... ?



Well you gotta buy clear candy.
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duh... sometimes i can be a little airheaded and ditsy... i swear... hehehe
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post #8 of 74
Yes...clear candy...I think there a lot of sugar free pops and stuff out there, I'll be looking for them soon! icon_biggrin.gif
post #9 of 74
Melting hard candy takes just as long as cooking sugar.. since you are doing just that. I'd skip it and get some isomalt. Dealing with sugar.. no matter it it was granulated or already a candy is a PAIN. I have the first impressions small gems mold.. they are 1/8-1/4" gems and they are such a pain to make. Not to mention when you cast sugar into a silicone mold it comes out with teeny bumps all over it from little air bubble and you have to take a torch to it to get them to go away so you lose the definition if you want them to be smooth. So frustrating. I said screw the sugar and made them with royal icing and painted them silver and gold and bronze. I spent 2 hours over hot sugar trying to get them to come out better.. and gave up.

I'm sure it can be done.. I just lack the patience needed. Working with sugar isn't easy.. it's finicky and can turn on you in an instant. Someday when I have time I want to take a class on working with sugar.
post #10 of 74
Great. I have THAT to look forward to now. Lol..thanks jkalman! Well...I like your idea of painting royal icing gems. Maybe color the RI jewel tones and luster dust them afterwards, or spray oil on them for shine? That sounds plausible.

And I already KNOW I do not have the patience for that. I will try it once, and then it's on to the RI trick.
post #11 of 74
Well wait, you can melt it on foil in the oven--you don't have to use a saucepan and re-cook it.

So the paper thin white plastic molds that you think are gonna melt, but don't melt, you can put those in the oven with the cavities filled with crushed candy & see how that goes for yah. Ain't easy for sure.

You could blow torch the air bubbles maybe.

And piping gel is very lustrous too for a jewelicious look.
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post #12 of 74
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Originally Posted by k8memphis

Well wait, you can melt it on foil in the oven--you don't have to use a saucepan and re-cook it.

So the paper thin white plastic molds that you think are gonna melt, but don't melt, you can put those in the oven with the cavities filled with crushed candy & see how that goes for yah.



I was thinking, put pulverized candies in mold, and set oven to lowest setting possible to melt, and if it melted slow enough, maybe bubble wouldn't form? I have a feeling that may do the trick. The bubbles form from the shock of the hot melted sugar hitting the cool mold, right? That's my understanding. So if they are both at the same temp, there shouldn't be any hot air trying to escape from anywhere. Hmmm...ok, that sounds good too!
post #13 of 74
Good thinking. And, you could try it with sugar and if it works you're a natural born sugar diva but if you are a mere mortal you can let the stuff cool, crush it and do your thing. I mean I've melted candy in a 325 degree oven or so.
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post #14 of 74
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Originally Posted by k8memphis

And, you could try it with sugar and if it works you're a natural born sugar diva but if you are a mere mortal you can let the stuff cool, crush it and do your thing.



Looks like I have some experimenting to try! I will post pictures...and OP, hope you're still keeping tabs on this, I guess i hijacked your thread. Sorry! icon_smile.gif
post #15 of 74
I was going to make my own at one time. Tried it and it is a MAJOR PAIN. So I order them. They are pricey but I pass that on to the client. If they want them, they pay for them (with shipping).
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