How Do I Smooth Edges Of Candy From Moulds?

Sugar Work By thecupcakemom Updated 29 Aug 2008 , 6:03am by sayhellojana

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thecupcakemom Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 3:33pm
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I made some seashells and the edges are not smooth. How do I smooth them to look good? Should I just rub my finger until it's smooth? Some pcs are pretty big that I overshot on the mould. Any help is appreciated.

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thecupcakemom Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 1:08am
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anyone able to help with this, please???

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auntginn Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 5:04am
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I would run my fingers but not on freshly made candy pieces. The fresh candy is still rather soft and if your hold it, it will start to melt. I would wait at least 24 hours before doing this. Then just rub gently with your finger. But I would use my middle finger because you woul want to be gentle.

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banba Posted 5 Aug 2008 , 12:17am
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I always run a palette knife or scraper over the mold just after I have filled them and that usually eliminates rough edges. Thats with chocolate as I have not tried the hard candy molds yet but probably the same principle applies, not sure!

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Bijoudelanuit Posted 5 Aug 2008 , 12:34am
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I use a bench scraper to level them off just after I've filled the mold!

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buonasorpresa Posted 24 Aug 2008 , 3:29am
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I had never thought of using something to take off the over fill from the moulds! Hmm... I will give that a try for sure!!! I usually end up using a knife and crapping off any of the over flow. But that sounds WAY easier!

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sayhellojana Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 6:03am
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If your talking about the sides being more full than the center so you get little strings on the outside rim, right? I use a paring knife to break them off and then, real quickly so they dont melt, rub the bottom on wax paper back and fourth. It helps level it a little. It does risk melting the chocolate and leaving your fingerprints though, so be careful

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