I am constantly referring people on the Wilton.com forum to videos on your site. (The ones referred most often are "Cake Construction" and "How to cover a cake with fondant using The Mat". ) New bakers have SO many questions and your videos hit the cake nail right on the head!
I began cake decorating at the age of 56 with the first of the Wilton classes at my local Michaels store. Like many others, it has turned into a passion. I have spent hundreds of hours online learning and videos like those from Sweetwise, Inc. are a blessing.
(p.s. I bought The Mat, but haven't used it yet--I'm looking forward to my next fondant cake!)
Glucose is very thick corn syrup 1 pound of glucose is about 1 1/2 cups Note: This product is prepared and packaged using machines that may come into contact with wheat/gluten, eggs, dairy or dairy products, peanuts, soy, tree nuts.
Paramount crystals are used to aid in the melting of carob, chocolate, chocolate coatings and yogurt coatings. Having trouble melting your chocolate smooth? Add Paramount Crystals to candy coating to help thin and make creamier without the fear of it staying "tacky" after it cools. These magic crystals can bring older candy coating back to a more meltable consistency. Dipping strawberries? The moisture from the berries can cause your chocolate to "seize", and Paramount Crystals can bring your chocolate back! Start with a Tablespoon of crystals, or use up to 1/4 cup per pound of coating. Add a little at a time in the melting process, stir between each addition until you have your desired consistency. Net Weight: 4 oz. (113.4g)
Piping Gel is a wonderful multi purpose clear confectionary gel. Use Piping Gel to adhere gumpaste ribbons and borders to fondant cakes. Use Piping Gel to stabilize fresh heavy cream whipped cream so that water does not seperate from the whipped cream. Use Piping Gel to adhere beads, sugar pearls or sixlets in place. You can even color and use for piped writing. Brush onto chocolate or fondant before sprinkling with sanding sugar for a glittered appearance. 1 pound.
Used to make smoother cordial fondant centers. Typically added to fondants or candy centers before dipping. A natural enzyme derived from yeast converts sugar (sucrose into invert sugar, thereby preventing crystallization of sugar in finished candy).