Will Poured Sugar Melt Plexiglass?

Sugar Work By Christina1207 Updated 26 Jul 2010 , 3:58am by Christina1207

Christina1207 Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 3:41am
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I am doing a batman theme for an 8 year little boy who loves batman. I was thinking about doing a poured sugar Batman symbol for the cake topper and now i am not sure if the sugar will melt the plexiglass. Please i hope someone knows the cake is due this Sunday. Thank you in advanced icon_surprised.gif

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BlakesCakes Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 3:48am
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You want to pour the hot sugar onto plexiglass???????????? Why?

Depending on the thickness of the plexi and the temp of the sugar, it may warp, melt, or develop an impression.

I doubt that sugar poured directly on plexi will release properly.

JMHO
Rae

jqorso Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 7:59pm
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Melting point of PMMA (Plexiglas is a brand) is 266°F-315°F. So most sugar recipes are going to put you in or above that range.

Kiddiekakes Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 8:17pm
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I would think it will melt it not too mention the chemicals it will release so I wouldn't try it!!

Christina1207 Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 8:48pm
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Well what I was thinking was not to pour the sugar directly onto the plexiglass but use it as a frame kind a thing. Cut out the symbol place it on my mat and then pour the sugar onto the mat only using the plexiglass as a frame to hold the sugar in the shape that I want. I am open to other things that i can use. Please let me know because I am at a loss.

jqorso Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 9:10pm
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I don't think it will work as a frame. Can you find a metal cookie cutter that is the shape you want? That would work. Just place it over a silpat (or something like that) and pour the sugar into the cookie cutter.

If not, in the tutorials, there is one for making your own cookies cutters.

BlakesCakes Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 9:31pm
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You can make a frame out of Play-doh----------YES, that's right, kids Play-doh. It's non toxic and it doesn't melt when hit with hot sugar/isomalt.

On a marble or Corian pastry board, roll some doh out to the thickness you want on a silicone mat (you can get small ones for about $3 at Target, WalMart, etc.). Carefully cut the shape of the center of the doh, making sure you don't cut into the mat. Rub a bit of crisco around the inside of the cut to seal in any bits of doh that are loose. Pour in the sugar and allow to set up. Gently remove the doh from the sugar piece.

You can re-use the doh as many times as necessary.

HTH
Rae

tesso Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 9:48pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BlakesCakes

You can make a frame out of Play-doh----------YES, that's right, kids Play-doh. It's non toxic and it doesn't melt when hit with hot sugar/.

On a marble or Corian pastry board, roll some doh out to the thickness you want on a silicone mat (you can get small ones for about $3 at Target, WalMart, etc.). Carefully cut the shape of the center of the doh, making sure you don't cut into the mat. Rub a bit of crisco around the inside of the cut to seal in any bits of doh that are loose. Pour in the sugar and allow to set up. Gently remove the doh from the sugar piece.

You can re-use the doh as many times as necessary.

HTH
Rae




What a genious idea!!! my new hero!!

Christina1207 Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 10:40pm
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Thank you BlakesCakes! I used the play-dough and it worked wonderfully! Now I have more confidence in making this cake actually look the way I have pictured it. Thank you again so much for the idea! icon_smile.gif

BlakesCakes Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 1:34am
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Wonderful!! So glad to hear that the technique worked for you.

Can't wait to see pics of the finished product.

Rae

Christina1207 Posted 25 Jul 2010 , 10:47pm
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Okay I finally finished the cake and delivered it to the kid's birthday party. After stressing myself for few days over this cake it is finally done. Yeah and thanks to BlakesCakes i was able to do the sugar pieces I wanted to do. I do have one more question, when I made a red velvet cake from the box Dukin Hines the frosting and fondant began to sag horribly that i ended up making 2 layer chocolate pound cake. So I was wondering what kind of cake is the best to use if covering with fondant? Any tips or suggestions would be awesome!

BlakesCakes Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 2:21am
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I find that straight box mixes can be too light for "heavy" decorating, so I use a WASC recipe for most of my cakes. For Red Velvet, I use this one:

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/7573/red-velvet-redux-easy-durable

Rae

bmarlow001 Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 2:31am
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I would love to see the final product! I need a batman symbol for a cake i'm making next week so I wold love to see what you created!

Christina1207 Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 3:58am
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Well I don't know why but it won't let me post the photos on the forum, but I guess u can click on the tab beneath my post to see the photos. Sorry icon_smile.gif

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