Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Isomalt Orchids

The tools I used for the isomalt orchid were the orchid mold, powdered color (I used black magic from ECG), clear isomalt stick from Cake Play, silicone cupcake liner from Wilton.
Put the isomalt stick into the silicone cup.  Microwave in 15-20 second increments until all melted.

Once melted be very careful and pinch the silicone cup - be gentle and cautious so that you do not spill the hot isomalt on your fingers.  Pour a stream into the mold cavity until about 90% full.


Next sprinkle a little of the color onto the rest of the isomalt.  You may stir slightly if you want to get it mixed in a little more.

Pour the color over the back of the isomalt.  If you want the colors to meld more make sure the clear is still warm.

Once the isomalt sets and is barely warm to the touch, lift the mold and gently pull the silicone away from the isomalt.

Pull the isomalt out of the mold.

Below are two differnt orchids made with the same mold.  The left orchid had less color used on the second layer and was left flat when pulled from the mold.  The right orchid was gently shaped when removed to cup the petals.

Mold used:
Orchid Carved