More Sugar Bubbles!!!!!!!!

Sugar Work By SugarCreations Updated 28 Jan 2006 , 6:14pm by Doug

SugarCreations Posted 15 Jan 2006 , 10:10pm
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Gotcha! You thought this would be another blown sugar bubble posts. Nope its not.Its about a different kind made with spirits. Yes, alcohol!
What you do is make a regular batch of sugar. Then:

Layout a piece of parchment paper or a silpat and paint it with vodka,gin or any clear spirit. Then you pour the hot sugar onto it.As the hot sugar hits the alcohol it causes it to bubble really neat stuff. If you don't plan on anyone eating this stuff you can use denatured alcohol instead.

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adven68 Posted 26 Jan 2006 , 6:43pm
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Is there a photo you can show us or a link you can direct us to?

ellepal Posted 26 Jan 2006 , 6:51pm
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this is fascinating. I'd love to know more details!!
Is the parchment paper flat? How does it work? How much alcohol do you put on?

NEWTODECORATING Posted 26 Jan 2006 , 6:53pm
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OK so you got me! LOL Now I want pictures!!

Jenn2179 Posted 26 Jan 2006 , 6:55pm
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Yes post pictures and details.

SugarCreations Posted 27 Jan 2006 , 12:55am
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Sorry, but all I come for here now is too read. Don't do anymore posting.

ellepal Posted 27 Jan 2006 , 1:40am
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Come on!! Don't tease us!!

adven68 Posted 27 Jan 2006 , 2:40am
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Originally Posted by SugarCreations

Sorry, but all I come for here now is too read. Don't do anymore posting.

If you're not willing to elaborate on this, then why bother writing about it?

JennT Posted 27 Jan 2006 , 3:53am
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Originally Posted by SugarCreations

Sorry, but all I come for here now is too read. Don't do anymore posting.

Ummmm....didn't you post this thread? And a reply to a comment? I don't understand.... icon_confused.gificon_rolleyes.gif

adven68 Posted 27 Jan 2006 , 2:43pm
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Hi cake people....

I found an article on this's sounds very it is:

How can I make pulled sugar, poured sugar and bubble sugar?

The following recipe is used in producing of all three sugar products.

For Bubble Sugar: Prepare a batch of "Poured Sugar". Place a sheet of parchment on a work bench, with the long edge facing you. Wipe it liberally with "Rubbing Alcohol". Then quickly pour a 3" wide band of sugar parallel with the left edge of the parchment paper. I usually pour the band about 6" in from the left edge.

Then quickly pick-up the left two corners and slowly raise the parchment paper. The poured sugar will run down the paper - "SLOWLY". The heat of the hot sugar causes the alcohol to evaporate - creating bubbles trapped within the sugar!!!! Before the sugar cools, drape the parchment paper over odd shaped items to create interesting shapes. Pretty cool!!!

COLD WATER 1# 8 oz. 50%
SUGAR 3# 100%
GLUCOSE 8 oz. 20%
TARTARIC ACID 3 drops ---
POWDERED COLORS 1 tsp./ 1 tbsp. water ---


Tartaric Acid is equal parts Crystallized Tartaric Acid and boiling water.


1) Combine water and sugar into a copper pot.
2) Stir the sugar constantly over LOW HEAT until the sugar is COMPLETELY DISSOLVED.
3) Wash down the sides with the pastry brush and water. Do this several times throughout the entire cooking process.
4) All the sugar crystals must be dissolved before the mixture comes to a boil.
5) As the syrup comes to a simmer, skim off the scum.
6) Suspend a thermometer in the pot.
7) Increase heat to HIGH, making sure it does not shoot around the sides of the pot.
icon_cool.gif Add GLUCOSE. Skim again if needed.
9) Wash down the sides.
10) Cook till 280F, then add Tartaric Acid Drops and Powdered Color (which has been diluted in a little water).
11) Continue to cook till 317F. Lower the flame as you get close.
12) Remove from heat, and shock in ice-water bath for 5 seconds.
13) Whip off the bottom of pot with paper towels.
14) Proceed by pouring the hot "Pulled Sugar" onto a oiled marble slab and begin the pulling process, or if using "Poured Sugar" pour into prepared forms.

Lazy_Susan Posted 27 Jan 2006 , 3:43pm
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Thanks adven68!! That sounds like a lot of fun. I may have to try it some day icon_smile.gif

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JennT Posted 27 Jan 2006 , 6:12pm
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Thanks adven68 for looking that info up and posting it! It really looks and sound to give it a try one day. icon_smile.gif

Jenn2179 Posted 27 Jan 2006 , 6:20pm
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SugarCreations Posted 28 Jan 2006 , 1:06pm
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Still trying to figure out where I fit in here. Hows that. A note on the recipe. Its good but you should use denatured alcohol if the bubbles will not be eaten. If they are going to be consumed you can use any clear spirit such as vodka or gin.

KayDay Posted 28 Jan 2006 , 6:05pm
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YEAH, thanks adven..I think I am going to try..I have been wanting to for a while now. icon_biggrin.gif

Doug Posted 28 Jan 2006 , 6:14pm
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Originally Posted by SugarCreations

Still trying to figure out where I fit in here. Hows that.

as a fellow adventurer (decorating addict?) in all things sugar arts

as a fellow expert who has lots of info, experience, advice to share with the rest of us who are eager, willing and hungry (ok not for cake/icing) to learn and who value your input.

so, don't be shy...jump right in! icon_biggrin.gif

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