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Tutorials

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   Simi Cakes Travel Vlog #2 Just Think Cake Grand Re-Opening Sept 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL0Jl9ySCww&list=UUPbJLsZTKQaaFeVnphpLbmA


    Simi Cakes Travel Vlog #1  Glamorous Life of a Traveling Sugar Artist  
            Sept 2014  
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJG1fOB5HP0&list=UUPbJLsZTKQaaFeVnphpLbmA



  How To: Using Simi Flex Form© Molds, Making an Isomalt Sculpture
                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC6DNaqGb3Q


  How To:  Casting Isomalt with Simi Isomalt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNtY_Tmsi90


  CakeFu.com Master Training with Sidney Galpern and Amelia Carbide
Simi Isomalt Layering Technique  May 27, 2014  http://www.cakefu.com/masters-series/sidney-galpern-91/  



   How To:  DECOgel, Icing Images & Simi Molds
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh9OUcSbiZc




   
CakeFu.com Master Training with Sidney Galpern and Amelia Carbide
   Rockabilly Cake  Jan 8, 2014  http://www.cakefu.com/masters-series/sidney-galpern-74/



CakeFu.com Master Training with Sidney Galpern and Ameila Carbide on Simi Impression Mats    Oct. 9, 2013   
http://www.cakefu.com/masters-series/sidney-galpern-65/



   How To:  Holiday Ornaments Tutorial with Icing Images & Isomalt
                     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yYDZTPxnDs&feature=plcp 


     Isomalt Techniques DVD by Sidney Galpern                                                    
                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiA6-pmnLFQ&feature=plcp



       
 How To:  Isomalt Water Lily Tutorial
               http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwomXMDEVUs&feature=plcp 




     
 How To:  Isomalt Brooch Tutorial with Get Sassie!
                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYNdAed0dXQ&feature=plcp 



     How To: Pull Sugar & Create Curly-Q's
             http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2ZIo6VTPTw&context=C42ca39bADvjVQa1PpcFNDK0aW-x_HGAcUTJRCDEYn2a9wFr42tUI=



   
How To:  Icing Images Suspended in Isomalt Beads Tutorial
                 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jxQsr9QW0o   



     
CakeFu Masters Series Training with Sidney Galpern
                             http://www.cakefu.com/masters-series/Sidney-Galpern-25/ 
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Cakes We Bake Live Stream Training with Sidney Galpern                                         http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/37981769



      How to Make an Isomalt Monogram Cake Topper
            http://www.sugarartsinstitute.org/articles/2012/06/21/how-make-isomalt-monogram-cake-topper 




    Spun Sugar Bowls Tutorial
                   http://www.cakefu.com/quick-and-elegant-spun-sugar-bowl/ 




   
Creating Even Vertical Stripes
                         http://www.cakefu.com/how-to-create-even-vertical-stripes/ 



   Carving a 3 Foot Dog Cake
                
http://www.cakefu.com/how-to-make-an-easy-3d-dog-cake/



      Icing Images & Isomalt Flame Sugar Sculpture with Sidney Galpern by Theresa Happe, Beyond the Image, Icing Images  http://www.icingimages.com/blog/2014/01/flame-sugar-sculpture/



   
Icing Images & Isomalt Butterfly with Sidney Galpern by                   Theresa Happe, Beyond the Image, Icing Images
              http://www.in-our-kitchen.com/category/food-decorations/isomalt-butterfly/



     Isomalt Pearls with Sidney Galpern by Theresa Happe, Beyond the Image, Icing Images   http://www.icingimages.com/blog/2014/02/isomalt-pearls/




    About.com:  How to make Elmo Cupcakes
                                http://video.about.com/cakedecorating/How-to-Make-Elmo-Cupcakes.htm 




     About.com:  
                                                    1.  Adding Fabric Patterns on Wedding Cakes

                           http://video.about.com/cakedecorating/Cake-Decorating--Tips-for-Fabric-Patterns-on-Wedding-Cakes.htm 

                                                   
 2. Tips for Adding Accents to Wedding Cakes
                          http://video.about.com/cakedecorating/Cake-Decorating--Tips-for-Adding-Accents-to-Cakes.htm 

                                                 
   3. Tips to Add Height and Stability to Wedding Cakes
                         http://video.about.com/cakedecorating/Quick-Tip--How-to-Add-Height-and-Stabilize-Wedding-Cakes.htm 



    About.com:  How to Create a DIY Piping Bag
                       http://video.about.com/cakedecorating/How-to-Create-a-DIY-Piping-Bag.htm 





      Gluten-Free German Chocolate Cake Recipe
http://www.cakefu.com/sidney-galperns-gluten-free-choolate-cake-recipe/  Halloween Cupcakes on Today in Brevard Produced by Caroline Perez and Hosted by Luann Manderville

http://www.floridatoday.com/videonetwork/1926963114001/Halloween-cupcake-decorating-techniques



    Summer Cake Truffles on Today in Brevard Produced by Caroline
                                                  Perez and Hosted by Luann Manderville  Starts at 8:16 minutes

                            http://www.floridatoday.com/videonetwork/1672063320001/Today-in-Brevard-Lifestyles 




   Icing Images Cake & Cupcakes for Mother's Day on Today in Brevard
                         Produced by Caroline Perez, hosted by Luann Manderville.  Starts at 8:49 mins  

                         http://www.floridatoday.com/section/VideoNetwork?bctid=1626396867001 




   
Teen Sugar Artist on Lifestyles on Today in Brevard  Produced by Caroline Perez, hosted by Shona Maggard.  Starts at 2:28 mins  
                                   http://www.floridatoday.com/section/VideoNetwork?bctid=1450217428001


  Cakes We Bake Live Stream of my Isomalt & Icing Images Demo at ICES 13  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/37168143







     Edible Artists Network Magazine-Michelle's Article on How to Bring Classes to You Area Pages 27-29   http://read.dmtmag.com/i/110290


Michelle's Amazing Mold Putty Blog-Gumpaste Water Lily-http://amazingmoldputty.blogspot.com/2013/05/from-molten-sugar-to-full-bloom-molding.html


Michelle's Amazing Mold Putty Blog- Fondant & Gumpaste Tips-http://amazingmoldputty.blogspot.com/2013/06/fondant-gumpaste-tips-with-amazing-mold.html


Michelle's Amazing Mold Putty Blog-Chocolate Shells-http://amazingmoldputty.blogspot.com/2013/05/wedded-bliss-chocolate-shells-with.html


Michelle's Amazing Mold Putty Blog-Keys, Childhood Memories-http://amazingmoldputty.blogspot.com/2013/06/childhood-memories-kept-alive-amazing.html


Michelle's Amazing Mold Putty Blog-Fondant Rope Molding  
http://amazingmoldputty.blogspot.com/2013/07/fondant-rope-molding-with-amazing-mold.html









       
Young Baker Sculpts Sugar, Video by
                                                                                                                   Chris Kridler, Florida Today



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Isomalt Recipe

2 cups Isomalt

½ Cup Water

1 Quart Sauce Pan

Whisk

Pastry Brush

Small Strainer

Candy Thermometer to 360 degrees

Larger Pot filled with ice water

Flavor/Color optional

Combine Isomalt and water in a 1 quart heavy saucepan.  Cook over medium-low heat.  Stop stirring for the rest of the process.  Dip a pastry brush in water and wash down the insides of the pot just above isomalt to prevent crystallizing.  Skim off the thin layer of foam that accumulates on top of the isomalt.   You may have to wash down the sides with water and skim down the foam one or two more times.  When candy appears clear insert a thermometer and cook to 250 degrees.  Turn to medium heat and cook until mixture reaches 330 degrees and test a drop on a silicone mat to see if it hardens when cool.  If still soft maintain 330 degrees and test again every few minutes until it hardens when cool.  Remove from heat.  The syrup is VERY HOT!  Take precautions to prevent burns.  Submerge outside of pot in ice water to stop cooking.  Be careful not to get any water into the isomalt.  Add flavoring and food coloring if desired.   Pour into puddles/mold to use later.  Store in an airtight container.    Caution:  large candies can be a choking hazard with children!



Pre-Cooked Isomalt Tips

Pre-Made Ready to Use Isomalt Sticks

  • Caution: HOT!!!!!  Severe burns if you get any isomalt on your skin.  Wear oven mitts or cotton gloves covered with plastic gloves.  Wear protective clothing and closed toed shoes.   Eye protection is suggested. 
  • Place amount of isomalt desired in microwave safe dish on high for 30 seconds and then 15 second intervals until melted. 
  • Use flavor oils or food color if desired, stir with spatula or toothpick
  • Pour directly into molds, or cool slightly to sculpt or make blown designs
  • Store unused cooled portion in sealed container.  Do not refrigerate. 
  • If you wish to break sticks, place in a sealed plastic bag and break with a small hammer, caution pieces are sharp
  • To clean up, soak in warm water and detergent to loosen

Tips:

  • If you don’t like something it can always be melted down and try it again.  Don’t give up, it takes practice
  • Don't use a toothpick to stir out small bubbles, you only stir in more bubbles
  • If using to cast molds, melt the isomalt as much as possible.  You want it a watery consistency.
  • If using plastic hard candy molds or metal cookie cutters spray vegetable oil into the cavities and then wipe out with a paper towel.
  • Never use a plastic or chocolate mold that is not rated for high heat.  It will destroy your mold and ruin your isomalt. 
  • Some silicone molds leave a slight cloudiness on your pieces, use a chef's torch to lightly heat and shine the surface.  Be careful not to overuse or you will loose your detail.  
  • To seal your projects use 1 coat of confectionery coating.  You can use cooking spray, but it may need to be reapplied every few days.    
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