Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Creatives Tuesdays: DIY Gemstone Candy

Hi dearies! After our last tutorial of making Sea glass candies lastweek, im sure you candy lovers are looking to make somemore!! Well the candies we are featuring next are the gorgeous candy gemstones seen at Martha Stewart and instantly we knew we had to share this on this site! So.. today we gonna get more and more Sugar Rush.. Let's make more candy!

Well, do you know that making these Gemstones candy is no different or difficult than the candies made lastweek. To the fact using the same recipe as the sea glass candy to make these gorgeous candy gemstones! Moreover, for this tutorial the molds was provided by Fancy flours. For those in KL, you can get varieties of candy moulds in any candy utensil stores such as ICAA, 2decorate Cakes etc

Actually the candy making part is quite easy – Similar to glass candy, you get to create your own flavor, ensure you got the right  temperature, and most important is the type of mould you would like to use. The only the challenging part would be when you are pouring them into the mold.. which we find abit tricky if you are not quick or not careful enough. For this part, you have to be pretty quick, or the candy will start to set. You also have to be delicate enough when pouring the candy so that the molds don’t overflow.

So, a lil bit of patience is good for candy making process! For those impatient ones, another tip was after pouring the candy, you place the molds into the refrigerator. Only when they are good and hard,  you can take them out and try to pop them out of the well-oiled molds. However, not all candy comes out of the molds perfectly.. some may have left a bit of candy residue inside the mold. Again probably if in the fridge;  set them at cool temperature (not too cold) or if you can wait - room temperature would be best. (Click for More tips on candy temperature chart)
Overall, we think these gemstone candies are a brilliant idea to be served at a wedding or event parties! Imagine them as favors.. or as part of fancy dessert buffet; gemstone candies serves its purpose best!

DIY Gemstone Candy


Step One

First, lets make candy using (lastweek's) sea glass candy recipe. (Flavor:  grape and rootbeer.)
 
  1. Grease a cookie sheet or cake pan with butter.
  2. Measure ingredients.
  3. Pour granulated sugar, corn syrup and water in a medium saucepan. Place over medium heat and stir until sugar dissolves.
  4. Without stirring, boil the mixture until a candy thermometer reads between 300 and 310 degrees. (This will take about 30 minutes.) Drop a small amount into ice water. If it separates into brittle strands its ready. 
  5. Remove from heat and let boiling subside.
  6. Measure flavoring oil and pour into candy mixture. Also add food coloring if desired. Blend with a wooden spoon. (You’ll notice that it will get really steamy for a few seconds.)sea glass candy


Step Two

When completed, let's prepare your candy molds by oiling your candy molds by using canola oil.

Step Three


When candy is done, pour into a heat resistant measuring cup. And then slowly but quick pour the candy into gemstone molds.
candy gemstones

Step Four


Let the candy harden (room temperature) When ready, pop them out of the molds and voila!
Its ready!
candy gemstones
Enjoy!

Credits: Moderated by Songket Affairs, Source Intimate Weddings :: Photos: Christina Friedrichsen, IntimateWeddings.com

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