I am wondering how I would make clear sugar hearts for decorations on wedding cupcakes. Not quite sure about this one.
You can make them out of isomalt and will need a mold.
Some kind of instructions here:
Sugar will not stay clear, it will turn brown.
Yes. No worries. The instructions say so too, if you read the note. Your isomalt option is in there. I put in the link as a beginning, for technique only and as a sample.
I figured the answer would be to use isomalt. I haven't worked with it but have some to pratice. Seems like I have read that it is not edible, it that true? I would hate to put it on 120 cupcakes and have to tell people they couldn't eat them.
It is edible. Just not too good for you, I guess.
(How the body uses isomalt)
Thank you so much for the info. Anxious to try it. Oh-- one more question. How far in advance can you make decorations?
They don't go bad. So you can make them weeks in advance or days in advance just depends on your schedule
I just ordered some (pre-made) However, the mold is the best was to go as far as money cause you can make them over and over again.
The isomalt is some times referred to as "sugar candy" so technically yes it edible, However, it's too hard and no one tries to eat it. Just be careful of the age you make them for because the hearts are a choking hazard
Here's a few links:
On this first link, click on the word Isomalt, so it takes you there. For some reason, the link gets broken in two.
While isomalt and sugar last, they will cloud if exposed to humidity, so do not store your hearts in the fridge. The best way to store them if you make them early is to double bag them in plastic and add a food-safe desiccant to them.