Frozen Cake! Help With Sugar Glass Please.

Decorating By Stepmadlin Updated 12 Dec 2014 , 12:51am by mommy123456

Stepmadlin Posted 28 Jul 2014 , 11:11pm
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AHi, I've been asked to make a frozen cake with sugar glass panels. I've made a sheet of sugar glass, left to cool and then smashed into pointy sections. Now a few questions! 1. Very quickly it becomes sticky. I need to put it in the cake on Thurs night for Friday delivery. The cake will be eaten Saturday. Will it just be a sticky mess? Is there anyway to stop it from becoming sticky? I can't put in the fridge as the cake is covered in fondant. 2. How do I attach the glass to the cake?! Royal icing?

Not sure if the attachment will work:

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Thanks in advance for your help. :-D

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Stepmadlin Posted 29 Jul 2014 , 9:14am
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ANow one of the glass pieces has started melting! Please help!!:eek:

liz at sugar Posted 29 Jul 2014 , 12:15pm
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I would not attach it until the last minute before delivery.  Is it very humid where you are, or are you trying to store the glass in the fridge?

 

I have not used Isomalt, but you might try that - might not react the same way as regular sugar.

 

Liz

nannycook Posted 29 Jul 2014 , 9:09pm
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AHi step, when I made mine from corn syrup I left it out to dry, it was abit sticky but able to work with it, I attach it with royal icing. Heres a pic of mine, I made about 2 mths ago.[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3269971/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

Kadesan Posted 30 Jul 2014 , 9:25am
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Originally Posted by nannycook 

Hi step, when I made mine from corn syrup I left it out to dry, it was abit sticky but able to work with it, I attach it with royal icing.
Heres a pic of mine, I made about 2 mths ago.


Hiya Nannycook; would you mind sharing your recipe you used in making the shards and how you made them please. I also live here in the UK; but am yet to readily find corn syrup; except on Amazon :) Thank you.

Siany01 Posted 30 Jul 2014 , 10:54am
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Original message sent by Kadesan

Hiya Nannycook; would you mind sharing your recipe you used in making the shards and how you made them please. I also live here in the UK; but am yet to readily find corn syrup; except on Amazon :) Thank you.

You can get Karo corn syrup in Tesco.

nannycook Posted 30 Jul 2014 , 1:55pm
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AHi Kadesan, no probs, I got mind from Amazon, but like siany said think you get it in the American isle at Tesco. 1 and half cups of gran sugar. 3/4 cup of corn syrup. 1/2 cup of water.

Stir till dissolved, then boil til 300, add colouring, spray your tin with spray light or similar, pour in gently, love to harden.

Kadesan Posted 31 Jul 2014 , 7:35am
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Thanks a lot Siany and Nannycook :D

mommy123456 Posted 12 Dec 2014 , 12:51am
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Hi.

 

Is corn syrup necessary for this recipe. Can we use only water and sugar?

 

Thanks

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