I tried searching a few times but came up empty. Then I started thinking that maybe I don't know the proper name??? I'm making a beer keg/cooler cake, with beer bottles on top. (Bottles have been sterilized and no, I'm not attempting sugar bottles) ANYWAYS... How do I make the 'pretend' ice. Is it a poured sugar thing? What's the recipe? What do I do? Please help! I'm considering making gelatin cubes if I can't figure the other out, they'll just taste gross, hahah.
Using regular sugar turns a little yellow. If you want clear sugar cubes, use Isomalt. I made some Kryptonite for a Superman cake and have the sugar glass recipe on there: http://sugarsweetcakesandtreats.blogspot.com/2010/09/superman-kryptonite-cake-and-sugar.html
If you do make the gelatin, flavor it with clear flavorings such as lemon, coconut, clear vanilla, etc. Plain gelatin does taste awful!
Here's a previous post about the same thing:
Thanks Angela. I can't seem to find Isomalt Is it a specialty product? I'm from a small city in Eastern Canada. The cake is for Wednesday...so shipping is out of the question.
I've also read about bringing the sugar to a soft crack stage and letting it set longer. I may try that.
Yes, it's a specialty product. I have the one made by CK Products that I bought at a cake supply store.
You'll get a light yellow tint when using regular sugar but it works...just take your time and don't rush the heating stage...be super careful to not burn yourself.
try rock candy. that looks like ice.
Thanks Angela, I'll have to look at ordering it for future use. I'm not too concerned about the yellow tint.