Spending the day experimenting with isomalt crystals today. I'm making a 30th cake for a friend who requested a Chanel No. 5 bottle and rather than do the glass lid out of fondant, thought I would try the "glass look" with an isomalt lid.
Well managed to make the mold, although not very good I must say ... using food-safe clay was probably not the best choice for the piece itself and $100 of mold making material later, I'm reluctant to give it a second shot. Next time I'll use fondant with some tylose.
The isomalt isn't working quite how I'd like - a little too cloudy and after several hours of internet searching, not sure I have the solution. The second batch is on the stove as we speak, slowly boiling away until it reaches the required temperature.
The Chanel No. 5 bottle I've decided will be oversized and upright ... will definitely require a centre pole and perhaps a midway board to keep it steady and for ease of cutting .... an interesting project with lots of room for error :) .... stay tuned ...