*The diamonds are manufactured from Isomalt Sugar, a natural sugar substitute.
*Edible sugar diamonds are the latest in cake couture.
*They add instant sparkle and glamour to any cake whether cup cakes, a wedding or a Christmas cake.
*There are special molds made just for that - molds for creating edible candy jewels for pastry.You can get the very reasonable at amazon.com(see on bottom of this page for the link! )
Depending on the material of the mold, they can be made with just about anything. If they are high temperature molds you can use them with a boiled sugar or isomalt mixture for hard candy-style diamonds and jewels.
I choose to use Isomalt:
Isomalt is a chemically-produced sugar substitute perfect for candy-making as it creates a more humidity and moisture-resistant product. When it is being boiled, it doesn't need any anti-crystallizing ingredients as it does a great job of resisting crystallization on its own. Isomalt is sugar-free and lower in calories than regular sugar, but is made from sucralose.
Here's how to do it...
Place a candy thermometer on the side of the pan as soon as the mixture begins to boil.