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Make this crystal amethyst cake topper

By KIM M. SIMONS
Posted 1/27/21

I’m often asked, “Who’s your favorite artist?”

“Mother Nature,” I always reply.

I’m very much in tune with nature and the elements. A lot of my …

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Make this crystal amethyst cake topper

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I’m often asked, “Who’s your favorite artist?”

“Mother Nature,” I always reply.

I’m very much in tune with nature and the elements. A lot of my artistic ideas are sparked by what I see in the natural world.

Stones, in particular, are fascinating to me. Beliefs about the spiritual properties of certain stones and minerals go back to the beginning of human history.

Amethyst is one of my favorites. I like crystals in general—I love the shapes and patterns and the way crystal catches light. An added benefit of amethyst has to do with its spiritual properties, which include healing and protection.

It also happens to be the birthstone for the month of February.

According to Mycrystals.com, “The eye-catching amethyst crystals have a long history of meanings and properties, all of which are positive, as they were known to bring forth the purest aspirations of humankind... It was also used in ancient China as a powerful tool to clear negative energy and drive away the hazards of everyday life.”

That’s why I thought this cake topper would be a perfect project for you to tackle this coming month.

Just a note of caution—the amethyst cake topper features the use of isomalt, which has to be heated to very high temperatures. If you’re not careful, you can burn yourself badly—as I was reminded a few weeks ago when I burned my own thumb building one of my pieces. Please take precautions and wear gloves.

Other than that, the project is user-friendly and results in something beautiful. As always, feel free to experiment with whatever shapes and colors express you!

Materials needed.

Using a silicone cup, heat clear Isomalt up in microwave at 15-second intervals until it bubbles (remember, Isomalt is very hot; gloves are recommended).

When the bubbles dissipate, pour clear Isomalt a third of the way into molds, then roll it around so it covers the inside.

Heat purple Isomalt at 15-second intervals until it bubbles. When the bubbles dissipate, pour up to about halfway into the mold.

Repeat with the white Isomalt. Pour almost to the top.

Repeat with the black Isomalt. Pour to the top. Let cool.

When crystals are cold, remove them from the molds.

Now, reheat all four colors and set aside. Starting with the white Isomalt, pour a dot in the center of the cookie. Continue pouring rings around the white, alternating the colors to develop your Geo. Cover the entire cookie.

Using your torch, burn out the excess bubbles, then set aside to cool.

Using your clear Isomalt as glue, pour or dip your crystal pieces and attach to Geo cookie. Torch out the excess bubbles, then enjoy your Amethyst Geo Cake Topper! 

Kim M. Simons is an award-winning artist, cake artist and food artist. She and her team—The Bah Hum Bakers—were the champions of Food Network’s “Holiday Wars” in 2019. Visit Kim at www.cakesbykimsimons.com.

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