What Is Isomalt?

Discovered in the 1960s, isomalt is a compound derived from sugar beets.  It's a sucrose derivative and looks much like table sugar in its crystallized form.  However, isomalt is 100% sugar free.

Isomalt has been available in the United States since its discovery and is common in sugar-free products such as hard candies, toffees, chewing gum, nutritional supplements, cough drops, and throat lozenges. Over the years, it has become very popular with pastry chefs and cake artists for its versatility and stability

That’s why CakePlay Isomalt Nibs are such a great innovation! This unique isomalt can be melted in the microwave, making it easy to add sparkle and dimension to cakes. It is also ideal for creating free-standing sugar showpieces. CakePlay Isomalt Nibs provide consistent, high-quality performance time after time. Our isomalt product lets you add a professional touch in just seconds and is the hot new decorating tool you’ve got to try!

 

Why Use Isomalt?

When Isomalt is cooked correctly, it holds up extremely well to humidity and won't become sticky due to moisture in the air. It's sugar free, safe to eat, and easy to use. Its clarity and color intensity make it ideal for crafting beautiful decorations that add amazing flair to your culinary creations.

 

Why CakePlay Isomalt Nibs?

CakePlay has taken out the hassle of cooking isomalt crytals down by bringing our convenient pre-cooked Isomalt Nibs to the market, which lets you start decorating quickly. Simply melt the amount of Isomalt Nibs you need in the microwave, and you’re ready to go! No stress and no mess. We’ve taken away the inconvenience of working with traditional isomalt to make any decorating project a piece of cake! Our pre-cooked Isomalt Nibs are made with the highest quality 100% pure isomalt. This allows the color and clarity of our isomalt to remain throughout melting and application. With CakePlay’s convenient packaging, there’s little to no waste! Simply use the number of Isomalt Nibs you need and reseal to save for later. If you melt too much isomalt, simply pour it onto a Silpat® mat, let cool, and store for reuse. Unused isomalt nibs can be stored in their original bag or an air-tight container for up to 2 years.

Want to learn more about isomalt and how to use it? Click here for in-depth information from our FAQs. Be sure to visit our Inspiration page for more fun decorating ideas and application techniques!