Poured Sugar Circle?

Sugar Work By Skirt Updated 21 Jan 2013 , 6:29pm by -K8memphis

Skirt Posted 30 Nov 2012 , 2:25am
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AThe top of a cake I'm making needs to look like an outdoor skating rink. I was thinking of using poured sugar (isomalt). Would anyone know if I can pour the sugar into a greased cake tin? If not, any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!

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Stitches Posted 30 Nov 2012 , 2:54am
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Yes, you can pour into an empty cake pan....any metal container works.

Skirt Posted 1 Dec 2012 , 1:20am
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AThanks for the reply. Do you know if I need to grease it/line it??

Stitches Posted 1 Dec 2012 , 2:44am
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I used to use Pam spray and then wipe it out of the item, so there was a very thin layer of oil. You'd only need to spray the pan once and you could reuse it multiple times with-out any sticking. Make certain whatever spray you use doesn't contain any water.

Skirt Posted 2 Dec 2012 , 2:12am
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AI'll let you know how it goes!

CakeMan2Day Posted 9 Dec 2012 , 2:34pm
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Sometimes when using a cake pan like this, it is difficult to get the sugar/isomalt to release even after oiling the pan.  A couple simple techniques that might try...


1-Find a suitable sized rubber gasket at a plumbing or hardware store like Home Depot.  You can find gaskets in many sizes up to about 6 inches.


2- Roll out modeling clay on top of plastic food wrap (Saran Wrap or Sil-pat) with a rolling pin.  You can purchase modeling clay at any craft store.  Cut out the shape of your 'pond', you can be a little creative here instead of using a circle (from a gasket or cake pan).  Drape another layer of plastic food wrap on top of your clay. Your clay will now be sandwiched between plastic food wrap. The bottom layer of plastic food wrap is to keep the sugar/isomalt from sticking to your countertop.  Be careful not to burn your countertop, a marble pastry board works best. Let your sugar/isomalt cool a little (not boiling but still very pourable) and pour onto the cut out area.  After cooling, you'll be able to lift out the sugar/isomalt like a large piece of hard candy.

Skirt Posted 10 Dec 2012 , 12:08am
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ASounds very interesting! But wouldn't the hot sugar melt the plastic wrap?

Ducky316 Posted 13 Dec 2012 , 9:28am
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It's best to use parchment paper. It's sold on the same aisle as your foil and saran wrap at your grocery store.

MadelineR Posted 20 Jan 2013 , 2:17am
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AI have used metal rings (like what is used for layering tortes) it is easier to get it out of than a cake pan.

arlenej Posted 20 Jan 2013 , 4:26am
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Why not just pour it in a pool/ring on a silpat? http://cakeplay.com has some YouTube tutes and it seems like that's what they're doing. Check out the tutorials.

BakingIrene Posted 20 Jan 2013 , 4:42pm
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You don't need isomalt.  Use plain sugar and just enough water to help it melt, and cook it as fast as possible to the hard crack stage. Pour it onto parchment on a sturdy cake pan on a cooling rack.


You only need about a cup's worth of sugar to make a good sized pond. 

Skirt Posted 21 Jan 2013 , 6:24pm
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AWell, I poured it in a greased cake pan then couldn't get it out! I finally got a spatula to lift it but it broke a bit. I hid the break with other decorations. The bride was happy and that's all that counts![IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/2900443/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

-K8memphis Posted 21 Jan 2013 , 6:29pm
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it's very pretty & that was a great save

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