Sugar Made To Look Like Water

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CaptGail Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 12:10am
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I have seen on TV that sugar is boiled and poured to look like water, what do I use and how do I do it? Thanks

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aundrea Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 12:35am
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check out novicebaker202 pics he just did a sugar moat for his castle cake. im sure if you ask him he can provide you with details.
good luck!

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PinkLisa Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 12:38am
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I really don't know but I remember from Ace of Cakes they said they used Isomalt. Then I found it intereting that he used a blowtorch to get out the bubbles. I will follow this thread to get more information also.

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CaptGail Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 12:44am
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Thanks for the replies, I was ready other threads, isomalt is heated and poured. There was a thread about making sugar beer bottles that was cool. She made a latex mold and had her own recipe for the sugar, maybe you can read that one, she gave a couple of links to places for the silicone.

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backermeister Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 3:18am
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Isomalt is a sorbitol based product that is used in place of true sugar because it withstands humidity better. It is pricey and sorbitol has the effects of a laxative which can lead to problems for those that consume it. Sugar works fine in a fairly dry climate. All you need is sugar, water, a heavy duty pan, and a candy therm. For a first timer this medium is often difficult to work with. It also can cause severe burns so I do not allow anyone else in my kitchen when working with it. You might consider colored piping gel. Safer, easier, and better tasting. icon_smile.gif

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kellie0406 Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 12:39pm
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I'm very new at this & have never used the sugar method, however, I needed to make a swimming pool cake & tried the colored piping gel. Very easy & looked great.

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amberkw Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 12:55pm
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So glad you mentioned the laxative issue! I will monitor who eats how many jewels off my daughters cake. I am going to use the isomalt.

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static Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 3:12pm
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I thing its the same principle as making sugar glass, here is a tutorial I have
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Sugar-Glass

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Rylan Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 12:20am
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Yes, that would be isomalt. It is a sugar substitute I believe.

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