Why is Isomalt better than sugar for decorating?
✔ This pre-cooked Isomalt melts in the microwave in just a few seconds. No cooking is required. Sugar burns easily, but Isomalt won’t change colour when heated.
✔ Sugar absorbs more water than Isomalt, so it’s more hygroscopic and more difficult to use.
✔ Unlike sugar, CakePlay’s Isomalt resists crystallisation, even after remelting. Just let it cool and you can easily use it again for a different application.
✔ Isomalt is less fragile and easier to work with.
✔ When properly cooked, tempered, handled and stored, Isomalt is more forgiving of high-humidity conditions.
What is Isomalt?
Isomalt is a versatile, crystalline substance with many different uses and applications. It’s derived from sucrose and preferred by pastry and cake professionals for its stability and usability. However, it’s difficult to cook isomalt crystals on the stove and achieve the proper cooking and tempering conditions. This stovetop cooking method is also tedious and time-consuming.
Our pre-cooked Isomalt Sticks are such a great innovation! This unique isomalt can be melted in the microwave, making it easy to add sparkle and dimension to cakes. It’s also ideal for creating free-standing sugar showpieces. CakePlay’s pre-cooked isomalt lets you add a professional touch in just seconds. It’s the hot new decorating tool you’ve got to try!
Isomalt colours can be mixed together in different ways. The nibs can be melted together in a cup, for example mix a little blue to some white will create a baby blue. You can also melt them separately, and pour together to make a two toned, swirl effect.
Why use Isomalt?
Isomalt’s clarity and colour intensity make it ideal for crafting beautiful decorations that add amazing flair to your culinary creations. Use this adaptable substrate to create stunning dimensional pieces for the centre of a table or on a cake. Isomalt makes it simple to create toppers and decorations that enhance your customers’ special-occasion cakes.
CakePlay’s pre-cooked Isomalt Sticks are the perfect addition to any cake. With Isomalt, you can create pieces that add beauty, dimension, sparkle — all in a smooth finish. The colours are clear and consistent, which lets you make moulded pieces, plaques, flowers, jewels, angel hair, shaped pieces and other unique decorations! The only limitation to this versatile substrate is your imagination. See our Inspiration section for more fun decorating ideas.
Why CakePlay Isomalt Sticks?
CakePlay’s convenient pre-cooked Isomalt Nibs let you start decorating in just a few minutes. Simply melt the number of isomalt Nibs you need in the microwave, and you’re ready to go! No stress and no mess. We’ve taken away the hassle of working with traditional Isomalt to make any decorating project a piece of cake! CakePlay’s pre-cooked Isomalt Nibs are made with the highest-purity Isomalt available. The colour and clarity of this Isomalt remains true during melting and application. And with CakePlay’s convenient packaging, there’s little to no waste. Simply use the amount of Isomalt Nibs you need. If you melt a bit too much Isomalt, just pour it onto a Silpat® mat, then store in an air-tight container to reuse later on another project. Unused Isomalt Nibs can be stored in an air-tight container for up to 2 years.
Can be stored in an air-tight container for up to 2 years.
Isomalt, Colour: E129 Allura Red
E129 may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children.
Manufactured in a facility that processes peanuts, milk, tree nuts and soy.
Values per 100g
Saturated Fat: 0.00g
Isomalt nibs have a shelf life of two years from the time the bag is opened.
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However, your order will still arrive within the timescales quoted at checkout.
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*Orders for edible images have a cut-off time of 3:30pm – orders placed after this time will be dispatched for delivery the following weekend.