How Do You Start?

Sugar Work By danasflowers Updated 9 Jun 2009 , 8:15pm by SweetMelissa2007

danasflowers Posted 14 Nov 2005 , 6:38am
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I am interested in learning about sugar techniques and the pulled or blown? sugar?? Anyway, how does it start and what do I need to know? Easy to do?

Dana

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copperppot Posted 14 Nov 2005 , 11:14pm
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Aye my dear you are going to need to know quite a bit because its not that simple. You are going to need the equipment and some type of reference to be able to do this. Mind you professional chefs spend years at this before they get even close to good. Go to PastryWiz.com they have a how to on roses and the blown swan which you can print out. Aye, do you have a recipe for your sugar I think there is one in the forum. Also Pastry Chef Consultancy Service on the web has an article by the good man Martin Chiffers one of the very best at sugar work I think you will find it helpful. Get your equipment together first before you even attempt to start. Any more questions aye, pm me and I will try my best to answer them. My suggestion, aye and mind you just a suggestion is to start out casting first. Give you a feel for cooking the sugar. Just a suggestion laddie.

SugarCreations Posted 15 Nov 2005 , 11:12pm
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Boy this forum has dried up and blew away hasn't it. I am afraid copperppot is right on all accounts. Its not something you learn over night if it was everybody would be doing it. Get your equipment together then get a recipe. If you don't have one pm me and I will send you one. Any questions myself or copperppot will be glad to help.

Randa_000 Posted 20 Nov 2005 , 8:07am
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ok, so after reading through some of the past posts, I am interested in sugar creations. Could you pm your recipe for sugar to me so I can get started...then of course I will probably have a million questions as I am trying to get the hang of it.

Thanks,
Randa

QueenMo Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 6:30pm
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I'm interested in working with sugar, and the only people i've seen working with it have calluses. i don't like getting burned! is it just part of the art or are there solutions for a wuss like me? lol


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SweetMelissa2007 Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 8:15pm
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When you say casting sugar do you mean poured sugar in molds? Do you have a recipe you could pm me? I tried poured sugar in the wilton brownie bite pan for tiles but that was the only thing i had luck with. I used granulated sugar, light corn syrup and water. Any help would be much appreciated!

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