Last night were retro inspired cookies, and snow globes. Some people make the tops with isomalt, other made a cooked syrup. One contestant made a cooked syrup, but it cracked when they removed the balloon used to shape it, so they switched to isomalt, since they didn't have much time left.
They didn't use it, but apparently if you rub isomalt 'glass' with some oil, it helps with their transparency.
Oh, La Brea does sound interesting!
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