Category Archives: Problem Solving

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Sprinkles in a candy mold

Pouring Candy Melts over Sprinkles

Category:Food Products,Problem Solving

In order to save time, some people consider putting sprinkles or sugar into the candy molds, then pouring the chocolate into the mold. Sprinkles end up on top; work saved, right?

Well not really. The sprinkles or sugar will very likely get absorbed into the body of the candy. I did experiment with the process to give you an idea of what would happen.

Here is the mold I used with pearls, sugar, and heart quins already inside.

Sprinkles in a candy mold

Sprinkles in a candy mold. Ready for the chocolate.

And after pouring in the candy and letting it harden, here’s the result:

Candy melts over sprinkles

The result of pouring candy melts over sprinkles.

As you can see, the result isn’t that great. Interesting, but not great.

So…

If you feel that you have to put sprinkles on top of a molded candy, think about brushing a thin layer of the same colored chocolate on the area where you want the sprinkles to be – if you want the candy to maintain one color. If you want, or need, to use a different colored chocolate, just make an attractive drizzle and drop the sprinkles right on top.

Enjoy!


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Tylose…umm, What is it?

Category:Food Products,Problem Solving

“Tylose” has undergone a bit of a name change. It’s now called “CMC.” They are exactly the same thing, but CMC is merely an abbreviation of the chemical composition of the powder.

  • Have Fondant? Want a quick gum paste? Use Tylose Powder

Tylose powder is one of our  newer products. Some of our customers know how to use it already, but for those who don’t, here’s what you can do. You can use tylose by adding it to fondant to add strength to it so it dries hard like gum paste. This means that you can mold your fondant into delightful little sculptures that won’t sag!

It won’t make fondant taste any better, but that’s another story.

You can also make a transparent edible glue using fondant and water to glue your little sculpture pieces together.

How to use Tylose with Fondant

If you start by sculpting a fondant piece using a small amount of fondant, you can add Tylose in small amounts while kneading it. Just add a pinch of Tylose here and there – kneading all the while – until the fondant starts to become more firm, but not stiff or crumbly. Start small. You can then complete molding or cutting your figures or decorations as you normally would. Let dry for a couple of hours or until the decorations are stiff.

That’s all there is to it. You’ll now have non-saggy decorations.

If you need to mix a larger quantity of fondant then add 1 – 3 teaspoons of Tylose powder per 1 lb. of fondant. The amount you’ll add will vary depending on the humidity. The more humid it is, the more Tylose you’ll add.


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About Our Map Listing

Category:Problem Solving

A lot of people have experienced this: Google maps seems to show that our location is almost a mile south of the IS10 Freeway. In reality, we are about 2 blocks North of the IS10 (San Bernardino) Freeway.

Don’t know how it happened, but this error has sure made a lot of people do lots of driving around. I’m working with Google to try to get this error fixed. It should take about 2-3 weeks to get everything verified.

Sorry about the inconvenience. If you can’t find us, just call at (909) 946-7220.


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