Isomalt Stained Glass Technique

Intermediate

Learn how to make stained glass panels using isomalt.

In this tutorial, Serdar will show you a new technique to create beautiful stained glass panels using Isomalt. This technique can be used for a number of applications such as pillars, cake toppers, butterfly or dragon wings, a hanging lantern and much more. Best of all, you can incorporate lighting behind the panels to bring it to life even more!

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.
Isomalt Stained Glass Technique Course Material
This PDF document contains a template for the design used in the tutorial, as well as colour guides for the design.

Track
Duration
Introduction
1:27
Tools, Materials, Ingredients & Recipes
3:08
Planning
12:22
Preparing the Base
3:03
Making the Fondant Frame & Borders
20:37
Preparing the Isomalt
2:28
Adding the Clear Isomalt
3:07
Adding the Yellow Isomalt
4:43
Adding the Orange Isomalt
3:36
Adding the Red Isomalt
2:59
Adding the Light Green Isomalt
3:11
Adding the Dark Green Isomalt
4:45
Adding the Blue Isomalt
4:22
Spraying the Varnish
0:41
FInal Touches
2:00
Final Thoughts
3:05
Total Duration
1:16:56

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
Scalpel
Skewers Shop Online
Hand Towels
Ensure fibers are not loose.
Small Glass Jug
Pyrex
Perfection Strips Shop Online
3mm
Used to roll dough (fondant, pastillage etc.) to an even thickness.
Basic Stationary
Pencil, eraser, ruler, sharpener etc.
Marker Pen
Thin and thick
Water Spray Bottle
Sticky Tape Shop Online
Rolling Pins Shop Online
Preferably with no scratches or dents.
Oil Cooking Spray Shop Online
Colour should be as light as possible to prevent discolouration in the fondant or pastillage.
Microwave Oven Shop Online
Aluminium Foil Shop Online
Thicker is preferred.
Cellophane Shop Online
Confectioners Varnish Shop Online
Wooden Base
9mm MDF
Gel Food Colours Shop Online
Recipes & Ingredients
Isomalt Shop Online
Isomalt is a sugar substitute, a type of sugar alcohol, used primarily for its sugar-like physical properties. It has only a small impact on blood sugar levels and does not promote tooth decay, i.e. is tooth-friendly. Isomalt is widely used for the production of sugar-free candy, especially hard-boiled candy, because it resists crystallisation much better than the standard combinations of sucrose and corn syrup. It is used in sugar sculpture for the same reason. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isomalt
Rolled Fondant

Black

Mixed with 2% Tylose.

19 Comments

  • In the section Member’s projects, we can see a tree with honeycombs. This member project is totaly amazing ! I can’t get my eyes off of it.
    I would like to do a similar but with a real cake (tree). Do you have an idea how I can fix the honeycomb to the cake ? Thank you

  • Please, two questions:
    1-How do you wash the pyrex cup, at the end ?
    2-I undestand that you add tylose (2%) in the fondant. But, I can’t see how many you add in the fondant ? For exemple: if we have 100 gr of fondant, how many gr of tylose should I add to the fondant? Sorry for the quality of my english.

  • Hi. Can you please explain what you sprayed on at the end? Is that the confectioners glaze? Do you just pour it into a spray bottle? Thank you!

  • Hi Yener
    Is there an alternative to using the flame to dry? Can I just leave isomalt to dry overnight?

    Cheers

    Susan

  • hello, I am planning to make a bus cake, with reference to this technique, i want to pour isomalt into a frame of pastillage, so that the isomalt can look like glass window on the bus. But I am wondering, would the high temperature isomalt melts the pastille or fondant with CMC?

  • BonnynotBonnie

    Amazing! 🙂 Is there a technique to make the isomalt curve? As in if I wanted to make the wings of a butterfly curve up a little?

  • Patricia DEMETTRE

    Bonjour
    En premier une très bonne année 2017 en continuant de nous enchanter grâce à vos cours.
    Question : quelle quantité d’isomalt il faut prévoir (poids en g svp)
    Cordialement
    Patricia (France)

    • Serdar Yener

      Salut Patricia, J’ai utilisé le traducteur pour comprendre votre question. Je ne pouvais toujours pas comprendre. S’il vous plaît demander à nouveau avec plus simple façon. Merci

  • Dónde comprar el molde

  • Happy New Year. Thank you…. this is beautiful.

  • Dear Chef Yener, Thank you so much for yet another amazing tutorial. What a wonderful technique you show us here again! I think this is very beautiful! Though I’m not sure whether I would venture here. Especially casting with precision with the isomalt seems very difficult. Maybe with a bit more tips about how to troubleshoot mistakes or problems that I would dare to. Perhaps next time?

    • Serdar Yener

      Thank you for your kindness. The only thing I would recommend, is to make the partitions a little larger and less in numbers. And most important, plan well.

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