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post #1 of 68
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Ok I need to make those sugar tiles that Jennifer made for the bachelor challenge on food network tonight. Were those silicon ice cube molds that she used...isomalt or sugar...ugh. I am dying to try that. Anyone know how?
post #2 of 68
I recorded it and I heard her say isomalt. It looked like ice cube trays...
Not sure how to do it
post #3 of 68
Those were the coolest. What is isomalt, hoping not to sound stupid.
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post #4 of 68
That was the most beautiful idea for a cake! I loved it, but have never done anything like that. Would love to learn how to do that.
post #5 of 68
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where can I get isomalt...time to learn a new skill LOL my hubby calls me a cakeaholic icon_smile.gif
post #6 of 68
It is a sugar substitute. You can buy it online at MANY sites
post #7 of 68
Thanks, I just saw the tutioral on Friday for the Beer bottles and want to try that so I wasn't sure if was something other than sugar..ie the isomalt. What is the advantage of using isomalt over sugar?
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post #8 of 68
I heard someone on the mention mention that they were just ice cube trays. I have an order ready to go on Country Kitchen and just did a search, they have isomalt for $9.95/lb (2 cups)
post #9 of 68
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Originally Posted by sandykay

Thanks, I just saw the tutioral on Friday for the Beer bottles and want to try that so I wasn't sure if was something other than sugar..ie the isomalt. What is the advantage of using isomalt over sugar?



You can get isomalt hotter than sugar. When sugar gets hot enough it usually goes a little caramel color so you cannot retain the clear colorless quality. Isomalt does not respond to the humidity as much. You can re-melt isomalt but not sugar. Sugar is much cheaper.

When you work with sugar you need to have some equipment like a heat lamp and a torch at a minimum.
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post #10 of 68
Bummer I missed this. We got rid of cable.
post #11 of 68
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Originally Posted by k8memphis

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Originally Posted by sandykay

Thanks, I just saw the tutioral on Friday for the Beer bottles and want to try that so I wasn't sure if was something other than sugar..ie the isomalt. What is the advantage of using isomalt over sugar?



You can get isomalt hotter than sugar. When sugar gets hot enough it usually goes a little caramel color so you cannot retain the clear colorless quality. Isomalt does not respond to the humidity as much. You can re-melt isomalt but not sugar. Sugar is much cheaper.

When you work with sugar you need to have some equipment like a heat lamp and a torch at a minimum.



Well rather than saying you can get it hotter, I mean you can but it actually can also be used at a lower temp--I'm no sugar guru but I've been playing with it lately. It's a lot of fun.
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post #12 of 68
k8memphis, where do you find your best price?
post #13 of 68
I did not comparison shop--I get lost in the details--I got mine from ChefRubber.com --27 pounds for eighty something dollars.

Someone else will probably speak up with a better deal here any minute.

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post #14 of 68
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I dont think they could be regular ice cube trays because they are tapered and these tiles were perfectly rectangular.
post #15 of 68
Sometimes you can buy Isomalt at stores at "whole food"-type stores in the bulk section. I have only purchased it online once - from pastrychef.com, but I think they were higher priced than what k8 quoted from chefrubber.
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