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Homemade Sour Gummy AlphabetMany years ago, before the Food Network started showing us the inner workings of candy factories, I went on a tour to see how gummy candies were made. I was so surprised to discover the candy was poured into corn starch imprinted with shapes like bears and worms. There were no silicone molds, just corn starch. So, I’m going to show you how to use that technique to make the gummy alphabet. Once you know how this works, you can make any shape you desire. Start by filling a baking pan with an inch or two of corn starch and smoothing it out using an offset spatula. For this alphabet, 1 inch worked fine, but if you want to create larger gummy candies, you’ll want more corn starch. To create the imprint in the corn starch, I used a set of small alphabet cookie cutters. Being they were not solid, I had to fill them so I’d get a solid letter, so I rolled out some fondant and cut it out, then left it in each cutter, then I pressed the letters backwards into the corn starch, creating about 1/4 inch thick letters. I pressed them in backwards, thinking it would make better looking gummies, but I don’t think it really mattered. If you don’t have alphabet cutters, you can use plastic letters instead, just be sure they have been washed well or are new. You can also create your letters or shapes using fondant or even non-toxic Playdough. Just create your shapes, then press them into the corn starch. Make your own gummy worms, or press lego’s into the corn starch and make your own gummy toys. One recipe of gummy candy will make three sets of 1 inch alphabet letters.
Homemade Sour Gummy RecipeIngredients:
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 – 3 ounce package of Jello (I used lemon)
- 4 packets of unflavored gelatin
- 1/4 cup sugar (plain or colored)
- 1/4 tsp. citric acid