colorful pear slices

colorful pear slices

Today I prepared this beautiful colored pear slices. They are quiet simple but so great for cake decoration, without much effort.

The first step is to dye the sugar. I take about a knife tip of paste food color for about 50g sugar. Mix the sugar and the color till you have an even color. Repeat this with all colors you want. If you want the color more intensive, just add more. 

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Cut the pears into 2-3mm thick slices and lay them evenly on a tray with baking sheet. 


Coat the pear slices with about 2mm of colored sugar. You can use one or different colors per slice. 

colorful pear slices
colorful pear slices

Put the baking tray into the oven for 10min at 120°C convection setting. After 10min the sugar should be melted completely and absorbed by the pears. You probable have the baking sheet now covered by a lake of pear juice. Now put the slices onto a fresh baking sheet and repeat the step for another 10min. If there is still some excessive pear juice on the pears dry it carefully off with a tissue. Now dry the pear slices for 2-3 hours on the convection setting without any temperature. You can also do this over night without oven but it will take longer. They don't need to be dried fully to be able to decorate a cake with it. 


Have fun with colorful pear slices as cake decoration :-)

colorful pear slices

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Kommentare: 4
  • #1

    Izzy chaplin (Sonntag, 15 September 2019 16:23)

    How long can I make in advance to cover a cake?

  • #2

    Bettina from the bakingjourney (Montag, 16 September 2019 18:58)

    Hi Izzy,

    they have to dry out completely, then you can store them dry for a few weeks. If not I would recommend making them just 2-3 days in advance and store them in the fridge.

    Regards Bettina

  • #3

    TJ Manna (Montag, 23 September 2019 16:39)

    Hello and let me say thank you in advance!! I'm wondering and hoping that I will be able to use a dehydrator instead of oven in the last step? You say convection but I do not have that option.

  • #4

    Bettina from the bakingjourney (Montag, 23 September 2019 20:09)

    Hi TJ Manna,
    I’m glad you like the pear slices. Sure you can use a dehydrator if you have that available, just use a low setting for the temperature. I’m from Germany and everybody has a convection setting on their oven there, so that was the easiest option for me. Have fun with the pears.

    Regards Bettina