I have never worked with sugar before so forgive me if I am asking stupid questions so here it goes. I want to make a GB house and want to make poured sugar windows. can someone please tell how to go about it and what kind of recipe to use. Thank you
You can use just a regular boiled sugar recipe. Use playdough or plasticene which you can get at Hobby Lobby or Michaels. First you need to know how wide and tall your windows are. You can cut the molds out of playdough or plasticene. Then pour the sugar into them, you can use royal icing for the window frames. Search the other threads in this forum and you will find a recipe for boiled sugar. If you don't find one let me know. If you are pouring or casting sugar you can leave the acid out of the recipe if you like. If you need anymore help let me know.
Sorry SugarCreations, I could not find the recipe for poured sugar on this sight. I need it for windows on Big Ben clock tower/St. Stephen's.
I will get it to you tonight. Right now I have to go to work.
Thanks SugarCreations. I'm in GA and the time on this sight always confuses me. My time is 3:10 p.m. I'll check back after 6:30 my time
Oooops I forgot sorry heres the recipe:
3/4 Cup water
3 Cups Granulated sugar
1/4 Teaspoon Cream of Tartar
Bring water to a boil, add dry ingredients and mix well.Cook quickly to 312F washing down the sides of the pan frequently with warm water and a pastry brush.Do not stir while cooking!!! Once the sugar reaches 312 remove it from the heat let the bubbles subside for a second then plunge the pan into a sink full of cold water. Water should come half way up the sides of the pan. DON'T LET IT GET IN YOUR SUGAR MIXTURE! At this point you can pour the sugar into your mold. If you want to add color do it when the mixture reaches 260F.
Any questions feel free to post or pm me.
on the recent food network gingerbread house contest (edible mansions), the winner poured her windows straight into the precut openings in her gingerbread...no molds at all.
she had the gingerbread on a silpat mat so that there would be no sticking problems.
She let it cool enough to hold an impression and then she used a small knife to make dents in the sugar to look like the wood that divides up windows.
Yeah I saw that. Take a steady hand to do that.
Thanks SugarCreations. Your help is appreciated.
Hi Doug, hope all is well.