Hi Sonia! I have used isomalt sticks that you put in a heat proof container and melt in the micro wave. I have also made my own sugar candy. The isomalt sticks are the easiest to use and set up with a clear finish. The hard sugar recipe is alittle more difficult and sets up with a yellowish color to it. if you are adding color to the mix then you dont notice it. Liz from the Artian Cake Co. has a great tutorial on you tube. heres the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcfHJ5z65C4 If you put how to use isomalt in the youtube search you’ll find more videos that could be helpful! Personally I love the look of Hard sugar and Isomalt! Good luck!