sugar or Isomalt
liquid food color
2 half sheet pans
2 silpat mats (fibermat)
Color the sugar or Isomalt using liquid food color. Put the colored
sugar onto a sheet pan covered with a silpat mat and then top with another
silpat mat plus another sheet pan.
Bake at 350 F for about 15 minutes or until all the sugar has melted and
the size of the bubbles are even. The longer you bake it the bigger the
bubbles will be. Take it out of the oven and cool.
Peel off the silpat mat. Reheat the bubble sugar using a heat lamp or
reheat in the oven to shape. If you want a mosaic like effect, use
different colored sugar and lay them close to one another. The key is to
have enough thickness to prevent cracking. Isomalt is not as brittle as
regular sugar so it's much easier to handle. Continue with plating.