Clear Sugar Glass

Baking By cake-lab Updated 18 Oct 2015 , 6:15am by cake-lab

cake-lab Posted 13 Oct 2015 , 5:16pm
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Hello cake makers!


I was wandering if anyone knows how to make sugar glass, but not tainted.

I need it to be clear so I can use it as glasses lenses for a cake.


Any suggestion would be appreciated,

Thanks!

4 replies
costumeczar Posted 13 Oct 2015 , 6:55pm
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If you use isomalt it will be easier since it's more forgiving than cane sugar. The only time sugar turns yellow is when it's overheated, so get a good sugar thermometer and use it to make sure you're not going too hot.

-K8memphis Posted 13 Oct 2015 , 7:18pm
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and be ready to cool it off real fast too because the temp increases a bit even when you turn off the heat and that little bit will take it past the clear stage fast -- 

if you can find some clear jolly rancher type hard candies you can crush them and melt them in a mold --- melt them in the oven -- probably a low temperature -- 

LeanneW Posted 13 Oct 2015 , 9:53pm
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Chef Dominic Palazzolo of Make Your Own Molds wrote out his tips for using isomalt, a few things in there for clear isomalt, like tips # 1, 3, 4 and 8.

http://www.cakecentral.com/tutorial/30598/chef-dominic-palazzolos-isomalt-tips

cake-lab Posted 18 Oct 2015 , 6:15am
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Thanks for all the tips!
I've never heard of isomalt and doubted they even sell it here.

However, I actually was able to find some!
unfortunately time was my enemy and i couldn't get to it. But i'll definitely use it for some other cake project.

Thanks :)

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