How Would You Sugar This Edge?

Decorating By emiyeric Updated 22 Sep 2009 , 9:02pm by __Jamie__

emiyeric Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 7:19pm
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I made a margarita glass out of poured sugar (I'm letting it set and cool, and since I'm on call at the hospital tonight, will not be working on it again until tomorrow afternoon) ... and since it's my first sugar work ever, I'm walking on eggshells around this thing. I want to put sugar on the edge of the glass to make a good margarita glass ... how would you go about sticking the sugar to the glass? Should I just boil up some more sugar and use that as adhesive? I'd be wary of melting the edge of my glass with warm sugar ... but I can really use RI or other adhesives with water in them, right? Also, am I okay to fill the thing with fondant (as margarita)? Because, again, my guess is that I couldn't do that with buttercream or RI, since they both have a small amount of liquid, right? (RI more than BC, I know) ... any help would be greatly appreciated!

-Emi.

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__Jamie__ Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 7:23pm
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Clear piping gel. And do it at the last possible moment to avoid and humidity issues or knocking of sugar off of your glass.

Deb_ Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 7:32pm
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I've even used light corn syrup/vodka or corn syrup/lemon extract, mixed equal parts, just brush it on the rim and sprinkle the sugar crystals on while it's still wet/sticky. It dries hard.

__Jamie__ Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 7:35pm
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Oh yeah...cory syrup, yep!

__Jamie__ Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 7:36pm
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Corn that is. Lol.

Deb_ Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 7:44pm
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or cory could work too! icon_biggrin.gif

__Jamie__ Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 7:44pm
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ha!

emiyeric Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 8:33pm
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Thanks! And as far as filling with margarita? ...

__Jamie__ Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 9:02pm
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More corn syrup or piping gel! Tinted green and made cloudy looking? Oh...whip it in the mixer with the whisk....put a lot of bubbles into it. I think that could work...if I did that, I'd do it at the last possible minute.

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