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Edible rice paper for candy making

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bgbc Apr 23, 2011 01:59 PM

Anyone know where to get this? Recommendations for stores in the Oakland-Berkeley area of East Bay, or SF, would be especially great.

Thanks!

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  1. wolfe RE: bgbc Apr 23, 2011 04:38 PM

    Have you tried Spun Sugar?
    http://spunsugar.com/cart/index.php?m...

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    Spun Sugar
    1611 University Ave, Berkeley, CA

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      rabaja RE: wolfe Apr 23, 2011 04:39 PM

      Spun Sugar has it. As does Sugar 'n Spice in Daly City.

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      1611 University Ave, Berkeley, CA

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        bgbc RE: rabaja Apr 23, 2011 09:49 PM

        Thank you both; from Spun Sugar's website it seemed they only had chocolate and classes -- but obviously their online store is a limited selection of what they sell.

        I should have specified that I need paper thin and pliable enough to fold, like the stuff used to wrap some Asian candies, rather than the paper used under nougat, which seems to be crisper and sometimes thicker. Will report back...

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        Spun Sugar
        1611 University Ave, Berkeley, CA

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          rabaja RE: bgbc Apr 23, 2011 10:55 PM

          I've never seen that kind of rice paper available. If you do find it anywhere, please let us know.
          I'm thinking Japan Town now, but seriously, have no idea where you might find this locally. Good luck.

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            bgbc RE: rabaja Apr 27, 2011 10:48 AM

            Thanks. I think that's going to have to be my next stop. Any supplier recs? I've never actually ventured beyond the indoor mall behind the movie theater.

    2. wolfe RE: bgbc Apr 24, 2011 08:08 AM

      What are you making? How is the paper to be used? I had this crazy idea that gỏi cuốn wrappers lightly dipped in warm water, patted dry might work is some circumstances as long as the wrapped thing was going to be eaten soon. The stuff sucks the next day.
      http://ninecooks.typepad.com/photos/u...

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        bgbc RE: wolfe Apr 27, 2011 10:46 AM

        Thanks. I think they would be too thick. I want to wrap semisoft milk caramels (that I'm making) in them, so the paper needs to be thin and flexible enough to fold and even twist. I picked up some rice paper at Spun Sugar this morning -- thanks for that rec -- but it was clearly suited for nougat and the sales guy confirmed it will crack if bent. He suggested a clear yet edible wrapper that he had grown up with (he was probably about 30).

        The stuff I'm looking for is not clear but looks somewhat like glassine paper. We had it at home growing up although I've no idea what my parents used it for; I just used to sneak it and eat it because it is slightly sweet and melts on the tongue. On commercial candy it sometimes has an attractive (snowflake-type pattern), uneven opacity (although smooth texture) or is evenly opaque. It is incredibly thin, like cellophane. The commercially made candies I've eaten it with have been Chinese or Southeast Asian.

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        Spun Sugar
        1611 University Ave, Berkeley, CA

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          AntarcticWidow RE: bgbc Apr 28, 2011 11:49 AM

          I'm familiar with three candies using edible rice paper - Turrones de Casoy, wrapped in a thicker, opaque paper, White Rabbit creamy candy wrapped in a glutinous rice paper, and Botan Rice Candy wrapped in a thin "melt-in-your-mouth" paper. Are any of these what you had in mind?

           
           
           
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            bgbc RE: AntarcticWidow Apr 28, 2011 05:38 PM

            YES! And if you know where to get them...

            I have tried Spun Sugar and Nijiya Market and various online places with no results. The mother of a friend said it's not available and I have to make it, which I don't believe, because *my* mother did buy it... (20+ years ago and not in the Bay Area, but still.)

            I would prefer the White Rabbit style paper, followed by the turron paper. Will take Botan style paper too, though.

            Thanks!

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            Spun Sugar
            1611 University Ave, Berkeley, CA

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              AntarcticWidow RE: bgbc Apr 28, 2011 09:39 PM

              I hunted around online, too, and didn't have much luck finding the opaque paper wrapper, but there is something called wafer paper which appears to be something between what is used for White Rabbit and Turrones and might suit your purpose. The reviewer said it is a little thicker than she expected but worked for nougat and turrones. Here's a link to a review about the product:

              http://www.amazon.com/Wafer-Paper-x11-Set-100/product-reviews/B00024WNVI/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

              Other sources for wafer paper:
              http://www.pastrychef.com/WAFER-PAPER_p_824.html
              http://www.bakingshop.com/cakes/ediblepaper.htm

              You might also give a call at Cake Art Supplies in San Rafael. I don't know if they carry the same product(s) as Spun Sugar but they may know a source:
              http://www.cakeartsupplies.com/Englis...

              Good luck!

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              Spun Sugar
              1611 University Ave, Berkeley, CA

              Cake Art Supplies
              1512 5th Ave, San Rafael, CA

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                bgbc RE: AntarcticWidow May 9, 2011 09:42 PM

                Thanks! I bought and tried wafer paper -- and you're right, it is thicker. It cracks easily when bent (even when it's supporting a blob of caramel) so I pulled the caramel and then rolled it flat with a rolling pin between two pieces of wafer paper. Cut that and wrapped in non-edible candy wrappers.

                It'll do but I'm still searching for the thinner, more flexible stuff...

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                  oranj RE: bgbc Mar 13, 2014 10:57 AM

                  This post got me curious. I'm a beginning confection maker, so don't have a use now, but might in the future. I found these https://www.confectioneryhouse.com/ed... They do say you can use it for torrone...

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        pns05 RE: bgbc Mar 13, 2014 10:12 AM

        Hi bgbc, Wonder if you had any luck with this paper ?
        I have been trying to look for this exact same thing...

        Thanks!

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          dismalspring RE: bgbc Jun 17, 2014 11:16 AM

          I'm sure the person seeking this is no longer looking, but if you found this site because you"re still looking for it.... you can use obulato or "medical wafer" paper, it is most like the edible cellophane used in Botan rice paper candies.

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