taills64 Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 2:59am
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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.

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taills64

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justducky Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 3:09am
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That is all you need to do. Pour the hot sugar mix onto the ice. I prefer crushed ice. Gives a great effect.

patticakesnc Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 3:18am
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Yep...Saw that too. Can't wait to do some! I love playing with sugar lol.

DetailsByDawn Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 3:35am
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Cake Boss uses Isomalt, as opposed to sugar. Not sure if it changes the outcome.

patticakesnc Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 6:27am
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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.

Debcent Posted 20 Feb 2010 , 2:53pm
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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???

learnincakes Posted 20 Feb 2010 , 3:08pm
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I think the isomalt does not yellow like sugar does once it reaches hard ball stage.

sadsmile Posted 20 Feb 2010 , 3:18pm
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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.

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