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Confections! What did we make? (2017 – )

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Chocolate nails...

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And a "How it's made!" video...


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10 hours ago, keychris said:

@pastrygirl the description in the CW catalogue is " Re-usable jelly for mould making. "

I'd love to see the label to see what it's made from. I make gelatine molds but they definitely get moldy after a while.

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1 hour ago, Kerry Beal said:

I'd love to see the label to see what it's made from. I make gelatine molds but they definitely get moldy after a while.


I did some searching for the casting/modling jelly the last time he posted something with the chocolate nails and had no luck. I did find a recipe for a DIY version but haven't tried it. It uses gelatin, water, glycerin, glucose and denatured alcohol.

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54 minutes ago, Tri2Cook said:


I did some searching for the casting/modling jelly the last time he posted something with the chocolate nails and had no luck. I did find a recipe for a DIY version but haven't tried it. It uses gelatin, water, glycerin, glucose and denatured alcohol.

That would give it a longer shelf life - can you PM me the recipe and I'll give it a go?

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28 minutes ago, Kerry Beal said:

That would give it a longer shelf life - can you PM me the recipe and I'll give it a go?


Here's the link to the page. Like I said, I haven't messed with it yet so I'm not even sure if it's the same thing as we're discussing here. Sounds like it might be similar though.

Edit: I just read through it again, been a while, and it looks like they forgot to mention adding the glucose listed in the ingredients during the instructions. I would assume it goes in during the heating though.


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7 hours ago, Tri2Cook said:


Here's the link to the page. Like I said, I haven't messed with it yet so I'm not even sure if it's the same thing as we're discussing here. Sounds like it might be similar though.

Edit: I just read through it again, been a while, and it looks like they forgot to mention adding the glucose listed in the ingredients during the instructions. I would assume it goes in during the heating though.

 

Noticed they missed adding it.

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Found about 220 grams of gelatine in the cupboard, added around 250 grams of water, melted it in the microwave after it had hydrated - added about 400 grams of glycerine that I had heated with around 50 grams of glucose. Coloured with a bit of waterbased colour and then added around 15 grams of 95% ETOH - didn't have any denatured so used natured.

 

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Tomorrow I'll see what I've got around here to make a mold from. 

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Happy 2017!  Making fudge at the moment. It is very time consuming to cut, and I can't use my guitar cutter or my electronic guillotine as it just shatters. Anyone know a fast way to cut fudge? Tastes fine of course, this picture shows the Russian and the Chocolate varieties.

 

 

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14 hours ago, Kerry Beal said:

Found about 220 grams of gelatine in the cupboard, added around 250 grams of water, melted it in the microwave after it had hydrated - added about 400 grams of glycerine that I had heated with around 50 grams of glucose. Coloured with a bit of waterbased colour and then added around 15 grams of 95% ETOH - didn't have any denatured so used natured.

 

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Tomorrow I'll see what I've got around here to make a mold from. 


I look forward to seeing how this works out. I wanted to try it myself but kept putting off ordering the required glycerine. I thought I had some around here but if I do, I have no idea where I stashed it. Probably somewhere I knew I wouldn't forget...

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10 hours ago, Stu Jordan said:

Happy 2017!  Making fudge at the moment. It is very time consuming to cut, and I can't use my guitar cutter or my electronic guillotine as it just shatters. Anyone know a fast way to cut fudge? Tastes fine of course, this picture shows the Russian and the Chocolate varieties.

Just score it with a sharp knife or Stanley cutter before it sets in the pan then when it is properly set, just snap the blocks off.

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10 hours ago, Stu Jordan said:

Happy 2017!  Making fudge at the moment. It is very time consuming to cut, and I can't use my guitar cutter or my electronic guillotine as it just shatters. Anyone know a fast way to cut fudge? Tastes fine of course, this picture shows the Russian and the Chocolate varieties.

 

 

Fudge.JPG

Electronic guillotine? Tell us more.

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2 hours ago, Tri2Cook said:


I look forward to seeing how this works out. I wanted to try it myself but kept putting off ordering the required glycerine. I thought I had some around here but if I do, I have no idea where I stashed it. Probably somewhere I knew I wouldn't forget...

I had a huge bottle that I probably bought from a pharmacy to make hand lotion a number of years ago. I use about 10 ml of it every month or so to make a mixture with witch hazel.  

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Here's what I found to mold

 

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A little in the bottom allowed to set

 

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Stuff him in - bang for bubbles

 

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Take him back out

 

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I'm in here!

 

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Too soon! Good insulator.

 

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I'm still in here!

 

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Now I'm out!

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I'm convinced... gonna have to search for the glycerine I thought I had. If I don't have it, ordering shall be done.

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I think that degassing in the chamber vac is helpful / tiny bubbles are an issue 

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12 minutes ago, Tri2Cook said:

I'm convinced... gonna have to search for the glycerine I thought I had. If I don't have it, ordering shall be done.

Shipping is dear from Amazon.ca - bet pharmacy can order it for you much cheaper 

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9 minutes ago, Kerry Beal said:

Shipping is dear from Amazon.ca - bet pharmacy can order it for you much cheaper 


I was looking here.

Not in a hurry anyway, just something to keep in mind for the future. I have enough chocolate stuff to concentrate on getting better at right now with the toys I already have. :D


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I made Rachel Khong's 2-minute chocolate microwave mug cakes. They're pretty good! I used decent chocolate (callebaut 70% and cluizel cocoa) and substituted melted butter for half the oil. 

 

This time I served them in the mugs (when I tried de-mugging, the results were unaesthetic in a fecal sort of way). This is a good one to have in your trick bag.

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11 minutes ago, paulraphael said:

I made Rachel Khong's 2-minute chocolate microwave mug cakes. They're pretty good! I used decent chocolate (callebaut 70% and cluizel cocoa) and substituted melted butter for half the oil. 

 

This time I served them in the mugs (when I tried de-mugging, the results were unaesthetic in a fecal sort of way). This is a good one to have in your trick bag.


I'm betting you've done the microwave cakes using a cream whipper, how does the texture of this method compare? I like the whipper microwave cakes but this eliminates the need for and cleaning of the whipper. I don't doubt this is good or you wouldn't have posted it, just wondering what the texture is like.

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Kerry, thanks a lot for trying and reporting!

 

 

 

Teo

 

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On 1/6/2017 at 6:40 AM, kriz6912 said:

Does anyone know if this product - the food jelly for moulds - is available in the US? It's just a food grade silicon mold making kit, and I'm sure Chicago School of Mold Making has one, but last I checked it was super expensive. Would love another option.

 

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