Introduction to Isomalt

Intermediate

In this tutorial, Serdar will give you a thorough introduction to everything Isomalt and how to get started with it.

Isomalt can be used for many purposes in the pasty and confectionery world. In this tutorial, Serdar will talk about various topics from what Isomalt is, a brief history of Isomalt as well as some important safety precautions when working with Isomalt. You will learn how to cook it, store it and manipulate it to be able to add an extra level of mastery to your cake decorating skills. Serdar will show you a number of different techniques on how to make some primary shapes and forms, that can ultimately be used to make almost anything you can think of. The possibilities are just about endless with what can be done with Isomalt and the results can be fantastic if used properly. We plan to make many more tutorials on Isomalt sculptures as well as ways to incorporate Isomalt into wedding cakes, so this tutorial is to cover the basics and prepare for more Isomalt tutorials in the future.

Downloadable Course Material

If you would like to approximately match the size of the artwork in the tutorial, print the downloadable files at 100% size. If you require your artwork to be smaller or larger, just adjust the print size accordingly.
Introduction to Isomalt Course Material
This PDF contains guides for casting, blowing and pulling isomalt.

Track
Duration
Introduction
18:40
Tools, Materials & Ingredients
38:53
Making a Casting Frame
13:41
Safety Precautions
3:46
Cooking Isomalt
16:24
Casting
1:43
Storing Isomalt
5:29
Casting (continued)
5:00
Sugar Pulling
24:46
Sugar Blowing
28:06
Final Thoughts
1:40
Total Duration
2:39:35

While not everything on this list is absolutely required, these are the things used in this tutorial video. Of course you are welcome to find alternative ways of doing things and we would love to hear if you've discovered an easier method or better tool to achieve good results. Please note that some items may be listed as sets, and it is usually recommended to have full sets, it may not be neccessary. In most cases, only one item from a set is actually used in the tutorial. Please watch the tutorial before purchasing any items to make sure you are not buying anything you don't need.
Tools & Materials
Cooking
Single Induction Stove
Induction Pot
Silicon Mats
Large & Small
Digital Thermometre

Check for accuracy with boiling water.

Heat Management
Small Table Fan
Heat Gun

Hair dryer could also be used but won't be as effective.

Cold Spray Shop Online
Gas Torch
Small
Heat Lamp
Blowing
Sugar Blowing Pump
Wooden Stick
With rounded end
Casting & Pulling
Metal Bars
Bendable Aluminium Bars
Paste

Non-toxic plastacine, non-toxic clay, hardened rolled fondant

Aluminium Foil Shop Online
Thicker choice if possible.
Thicker is preferred.
Small Roller
Non stick
Box Cutter Shop Online
Set of Scissors Shop Online
Gloves

Different types (see tutorial).

Storage & Protection
Cilifa Gel
Food grade
Confectioners Varnish Shop Online
Baking Paper Shop Online
Silicon
Plastic Sandwich Bags
For storage
Air Tight Container

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