I saw on Cake Boss they boiled a sugar mixture and poured it over ice. It molded to the ice then when the ice melted it looked like boiling water. Anyone know how to do this. I would love to learn.
That is all you need to do. Pour the hot sugar mix onto the ice. I prefer crushed ice. Gives a great effect.
Yep...Saw that too. Can't wait to do some! I love playing with sugar lol.
Cake Boss uses Isomalt, as opposed to sugar. Not sure if it changes the outcome.
yeah...sugar didn't work. I did it tonight to try to do a topper for a cake I am doing (just for practice thank goodness). The sugar continued to melt on me because it was wet. So not sure if I did something wrong or if it just has to be isomalt.
I saw that episode too. It was very confusing because he seemed to pour the sugar over ice and it hardened just fine, but when a co-worker of his put his creations into the frig; it melted them. You would think that pouring over ice would do the same thing???
I think the isomalt does not yellow like sugar does once it reaches hard ball stage.
It was on a rack and the water drained out immediately allowing the sugar to harden. If moisture remains inside it would melt the sugar. I think they turned it this way and that to help any trapped water out. It's the same principle as a waxed candle made with ice only you have to let the water out immediately unlike the candle which is made in a container that you have un-mold once totally cooled. You can used a fan or a hair dryer on medium heat setting to also help the water evaporate quickly. if you have high humidity these things will melt and shrink some- they kind of dissipate.