Eva2 Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 9:13pm
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Does anyone know how to make a coral reef out of sugar? You pour the sugar over ice.

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CNCS Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 9:36pm
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I believe so. Like this?

http://blogs.discovery.com/tlc-cake-boss/2010/02/whats-buddys-favorite-cake-of-the-season.html

TrixieTreats Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 9:59pm
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I think this technique is used with isomalt not straight sugar.

UpAt2am Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 10:18pm
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i've done in multiple times! just take a basic candy making sugar recipe (like for lollipops) and get it to a hard crack stage. have your crushed ice ready to go in largish tupperware bowls...maybe 4 bowls. then have your containers that you're going to tint the sugar in ready to go too. pour your sugar into the containers and quickly color them (a tiny bit of gel colors does the trick). then pour each container into its own tupperware over the ice. the ice will melt and you'll be left with really cool looking coral! break it if you need smaller pieces. just be sure to let it drain really well on racks before you apply to cake or the color will bleed icon_smile.gif
PM me if you have any questions.
Here's a pic of the cake I did this on!
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cookie bakes Posted 13 May 2013 , 5:30pm
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madmay Posted 21 Jul 2013 , 5:08pm
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UPAT2am,

I wasn't thinking about this but was reading posts and found it. That is GREAT information and something I will remember to use if I make a beach, underwater cake. Love your cake with that!

danyag Posted 21 Aug 2013 , 5:59am
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ASavr

billiejosprague Posted 23 Sep 2013 , 4:21pm
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AThat looks amazing, you did a great job.

Cakespirations Posted 23 Sep 2013 , 4:28pm
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Here is one of my pieces I did. Coral reef is poured sugar over rounded ice.. the best kind looks like little tubes with holes through them. I never have great luck with just ice from the freezer. If I am going to do a large sculpture with bubbled ice, I buy bags of ice from the market.

cakealicious7 Posted 23 Sep 2013 , 5:07pm

A:-O I am totally gobsmacked!!!! That is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

Cakespirations Posted 23 Sep 2013 , 11:58pm

Thank you! It was super fun to make!

Cara-mel Posted 27 Sep 2013 , 2:43am

AThat cake is really beautiful! It is nice to know that you can use more than just isomalt. You did a terrific job!

brendajarmusz Posted 7 Oct 2013 , 7:37am

AThe cakes are gorgeous, job well done to those who made them. The are beautiful.

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