I am going to attempt to do a 3D creature that has some clear colored glass-like panels on it. I've ever done sugar art, but I have seen the recipes and instructions for sugar art that one would use for windows/glass.
What I want is something that stays a little more pliable or takes longer to harden, so I can cut all of the pieces to certain measurements BEFORE it hardens completely!
I thought about adding gelatin, but I have no baking or other formal education, so I am not sure if I can do that and if so, how much or how to cook it!
if you use sugar it will try to harden pretty fast but it can be warmed back up to make it pliable again. the pros use heat lamps to keep the sugar warm but if you don't have one you can always use the oven on low temps or put it in the microwave for a couple of seconds. isomalt, a sugar substitue, will give you a clear glass like finish, some times regular sugar browns so it won't look completly clear. hope this helps!