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.
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.
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 :-)