Sugar "windows"

Sugar Work By jrkrayenhagen Updated 22 Oct 2008 , 1:09am by cdavis

jrkrayenhagen Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 11:19pm
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I am thinking of adding another element to a grooms cake i am making next week. It is a CAT bulldozer and I was debating making the windows out of sugar so you can look in and see the groom driving.

I have not yet worked with sugar and wanted to play around a little this week to see if it is even possible.

I am looking for suggestions on how to get a clear sugar poured - recipe and technique ideas? Thanks in advance everyone!

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deetmar Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 9:09am
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I am interested in this too. I want to make windows for my castle cake, but have never worked with sugar before. Any information would be appreciated.

lilacc01 Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 8:55pm
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Perhaps the pineapple lifesavers? It will have a bit of color. I make windows for my gingerbread houses by crushing butterscotch candy(makes the windows look like they have a warm glow, like candlelight!) and melting it on wax paper in a low oven.

nicegurl222 Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 4:24pm
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so how would you do it with pinapple life savers, would you melt those in the oven to. i would like to try it.

Malakin Posted 7 Sep 2008 , 5:28pm
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I want to keep watch on this also. I am looking for info on how Bronwen Weber did her sugar windows on Food Network Gingerbread Mansion. I kind of wanted to do something a little more special than just melted lifesavers. Thanks

moydear77 Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 6:24pm
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I would use Isomalt. I do this all the time. I am pretty sure Bronwen used Isomalt for that particular Challenge. Isomalt remains very clear for quite some time. It is also best in high humidity situations. Here is a link to my gingerbread house I did with this technique.

http://www.cakesbymaryann.com/Gingerbread2G.jpg

cdavis Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 1:09am
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I made a "glass top" for a desk cake using poured sugar. Just find something a suitable shape to be your mold, mix a standard batch of hard candy and pour. I think this is a wonderful idea. I think that regular poured sugar would be clear enough. The glass on this cake was tinted blue/green.

http://forum.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1275711

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