How To Make Waterfalls On A Cake?

Decorating By dcakes27 Updated 14 Dec 2008 , 11:29pm by Malakin

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dcakes27 Posted 14 Dec 2008 , 10:59pm
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I still have not encountered a situation where I would need a waterfall, for now I am just curious, but would really apreciate any answers.
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gales Posted 14 Dec 2008 , 11:27pm
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Debbie Brown colours piping gel blue and swirls this around with a spoon to create water. I have a rather ancient book by Jane Asher who created something she called "toffee glass" for a bathing pool, heres the recipe:
Heat 250g granulated sugar in 150ml water until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boilmtill you reach the "soft crack" stage before mixture starts to colour. Remove and use immediately. I think by "soft crack" stage she menas when droplets set in cold water or if you could use a sugar thermometer. She made a blue coloured icing with water and seived icing sugar which she poured into her pool and added the toffee glass after the water icing had set. This gave a sheen to the water and it crystallised a little making the water look turbulent. Hope this helps, Im sure there are many ways of getting the effect you want

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Malakin Posted 14 Dec 2008 , 11:29pm
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Sometime soft crack stage is approximately 98 deg. above your stove's boiling point. Works for me.

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