In February 2019's issue of Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft magazine, we showed you how to create a show-stopping Valentine's Day cake with Michael Lewis Anderson. Here, we're giving you a bonus tutorial, showing you how to craft isomalt hearts. Perfect on their own or as decorations on Michael's stunning cake, this tutorial will guide you through the process of crafting isomalt hearts.
Isomalt Hearts by Michael Lewis Anderson
You will need:
isomalt granules (Squires Kitchen)
red colouring (if not already coloured)
sugarpaste or marzipan
heat protective gloves
IMPORTANT: TAKE EXTRA CARE AS HOT SUGAR CAN GIVE VERY NASTY BURNS
1 Place isomalt granules into a pan and warm on a gentle heat.
2 Add your chosen colour now.
3 Boil until 190°C, being very careful as boiling sugar burns!
4 Model sugar or marzipan Hearts onto lollypop sticks. Allow to dry before dipping into the boiled isomalt sugar.
5 Place the hearts onto greaseproof paper to harden.
And there you have it! Gorgeous heart-shaped lollipops for your Valentine's Day!
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