Blown Isomalt Cornucopia Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Blown Isomalt Cornucopia
with Sidney Galpern
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 15
Decorating time: 8 hours
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Watch Sidney make her isomalt cornucopia in just one minute!

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Some highlights from the course for those in a hurry!

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1. What Is Isomalt?

Fundamentals of isomalt, how to temper it, the difference between boiled sugar and boiled isomalt, and how to work safely with the heat.  

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2. Coloring and Pulled Isomalt

Learn the kinds of colour to be used with isomalt, the benefits of using a base colour for layering, and how to pull the isomalt into a clay. 

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3. Pulled Isomalt Grapes

Making pulled isomalt grapes and how to re-animate isomalt that has cooled too much 

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4. Pulled Leaves & Foliage

 Making pulled hand-pulled and sculpted isomalt leaves and grasses with movement.

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5. Cornucopia Horn Part 1

Beginning to form the cornucopia horn.

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6. Cornucopia Horn Part 2

Finishing building the cornucopia horn, smoothing imperfections, and adding a decorative border.

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7. Blown Isomalt Apple

How to season your sugar pump and creating the blown isomalt apple.

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8. Blown Isomalt Pear

Creating the blown isomalt pear.

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9. Blown Isomalt Pumpkin

Creating the blown isomalt pumpkin.

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10. Airbrushing on Isomalt

Learn proper airbrushing and hand painting techniques and how painting on isomalt differs from other edible mediums.

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11. Assembly

Learn how to safely and securely assemble isomalt structures, including design tips, balance, and stability.

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12. Other Ideas

Different ideas on how to vary the colors, textures, and artistic styles to change up the design and use the techniques you learn for different projects.

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13. PRO Lesson

Ideas to vary the design to work isomalt techniques into different price levels, themes, and designs.

Blown Isomalt Cornucopia Tutorial

In this tutorial, Sidney Galpern will demonstrate the amazing techniques of blown, pulled, and hand-sculpted isomalt. She will cover everything you need to know to get started, including materials, safety, coloring, flavoring, design, structure, combating humidity, and more. She will show the techniques to hand sculpt the pulled isomalt into the stunning hollow cornucopia, hand-pulled leaves, grasses, grapes, and then incorporate blown isomalt techniques to create apples, pears, and pumpkins. You will learn how to safely assemble the elements together, and also how to properly airbrush on isomalt to give each fruit soft, realistic shading, and finish to seal out moisture to save your isomalt pieces in any humidity level.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Safely work with isomalt
  • Create pulled isomalt techniques
  • Create blown isomalt techniques
  • Use an airbrush for various techniques
  • and much, much more

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