For years we've trialed many of the new edible gems styles that have launched on to the market. Each time we've been disappointed UNTIL NOW!. Some of the faults with previous brands have included
* clouding over in humidity
* being too hard to eat
* difficult to remove from packaging without breaking
The new range from Rainbow Dust Colours Ltd is none of those things. we've recently added the entire range here at Kiwicakes for both our retail and wholesale customers. Click here to view the entire range
One of my lovely Kiwicakers asked me two questions regarding these gems "will they melt on the underside where they are in contact with icing (as other brands have)" and "how are they affected by humidity".
So I decided to run an experiment. The photo above shows 2 styles of the new gems placed on to green buttercream and white chocolate truffle from Bakels. I dropped the gems in to the truffle whilst it was still liquid before it set.
This photo was taken 6 hours after the gems were placed on top of the cupcakes. - no clouding over of the gems.
This photo shows the gems the following day (24 hours later) This experiment was conducted April 4th-6th 2017 and under the circumstances of the tail end of cyclone Debbie which has caused humidity so bad I was sweating standing still (here in Whangarei it was recorded as 100% humidity) I was pleased the weather could deliver the worst condition to test the gems under. I was thrilled they retained their clarity. When I removed the gems from both types of icing, there was no melting of the underside of the gem.
Following are some photos direct from Rainbow Dust Colours showing ways they've used the gems.