How to cut a roll of candy into desirably shaped pieces
October 30, 2010 3:47 PM Subscribe
Confectionery Filter: How can I cut a roll of candy into desirably shaped pieces without getting sharp corners?
posted by purefusion to Food & Drink (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I enjoy making candy, but by the time it comes to cutting a roll of cooling candy into pieces, if I use scissors it ends up making sharp corners. I can then roll the cut pieces into balls, but if I do that, the sharp corners irritate my palms, plus the candy pieces end up loosing their shine/gloss when I roll them in my hands.
What I'm looking for is a new approach to cutting the candy into pieces. I work on a silicone mat for non-stick, so I can't just take a hot knife to the candy roll, since you're not supposed to cut on the silicone.
What are some other ideas you might have to accomplish this?