Melt Jolly Ranchers Into Any Flat Shape

Decorating By customcakesbysa Updated 29 Jul 2014 , 6:47am by MBalaska

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customcakesbysa Posted 29 Jul 2014 , 12:01am
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AI really wanted to use melted sugar or candy for an upcoming cake, but I needed it in a specific shape & wasn't finding any tutorials to do that, so I tried an experiment. I traced the shape, put it on a metal baking sheet, then covered with parchment. I outlined the shape on the parchment on stiff buttercream & put it in the freezer. Then I melted the Jolly Ranchers with a touch of water in a small non-stick saucepot. When it was liquid enough to pour I took the sheet from the freezer, poured the candy, then popped it right back in the freezer for a few minutes. It worked!

I wipes away the buttercream with a paper towel. Some did melt to the edges of the candy, but I'll be putting this on a buttercream cake & probably outlining some of the pieces anyway, so it's ok. But I also tried running it under cold water briefly & was able to scrape away most of the rest of the buttercream. Just wanted to share in case anyone else needs a similar result.

If I can get a pic to upload I'll add that later.

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CraftyCassie Posted 29 Jul 2014 , 5:15am
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ACool! Would love to see picture!

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hbquikcomjamesl Posted 29 Jul 2014 , 5:28am
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AHmm. In just about every Unwrapped I've ever seen, that involved casting any kind of candy, the molds were made of corn starch. That might be helpful here. Or not.

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MBalaska Posted 29 Jul 2014 , 6:47am
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The corn starch molds are only used with gummy/jelly candies.  The hard candies are rolled out when warm, twisted into a thin line and cut with a very fast machine.


Look forward to seeing your cake customcakesbysa.

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