I am curious to know what is used and how to create bases for cakes with sugar that is boiled...coloured then poured to create a water effect or what have you? I have seen it done on Food Network....wont mention any names of shows....cough....cough....duff....cough.....lol
I am not experienced in working with sugar (pulled, blown or otherwise)...
Gee that didn't sound to good. ..lol
Could I get some tips or where I should start learning on this art form.
I do own candy thermometers...
When I need a water effect I simply put blue color into piping gel and paint it on.
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Ya I have done water many different ways.....but thats not really what I am asking.......I want to know if anyone knows where I can get information on doing that kind of technique with sugar.....?????......Or even what its called????
It sounds like you just want to make a lollipop-type glass effect with sugar. This site has advice on how to make "hard candy" which is just boiling sugar until it reaches 300 degrees.
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There are instructions for making a slab of clear lollipop slab here:
If you put blue food coloring in it, you'll get a blue clear sheet of hard sugar candy. Is that what you had in mind?