Okay I was wondering how you do the pressed sugar in the molds? I was told I can take my molds and press sugar into them and they'll dry hard so I can use them on cakes.
How do I do this ?
For each cup of sugar you'll need to add 1 tsp. meringue powder and 1 tsp of water. Mix together and when squeezed it should hold it's shape. Press into molds and invert out onto a cardboard. Depending on size it will take a day or 2 to dry.
I have made the eggs for Easter and you can use egg whites and sugar as well and let them dry over night 24 hours. It's been some time so I will have to look for the directions.
Actually you don't even need to add the white or meringue....just sugar & water will work just fine. If you want them to keep over yrs they will turn yellow when the egg/meringue is used.
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I have never heard of pressed sugar and what do u use it for.
I did the pressed sugar recipe that Wilton has ...just water and sugar. I made it in the wonder mold to make a doll that could be kept from the top of a cake. It didn't hold together as well as it should...I think the mold was too big. You just press into the mold and invert. It takes a while to dry. I don't think I would do a wonder mold again but it would have been just fine for something smaller.
Iam with Kakelady....I dont add the meringue...Is very easy!
Uniqueask, try this link
I make Easter eggs, Christmas ornaments, and sugar cubes to decorate for tea parties. (Much cheaper than buying sugar cubes.)
I don't use any egg white or meringue powder either. They are for added strength if you want the shells to be almost transparent.
If the sugar didn't hold together it was 1) not wet enough or 2) not packed tight enough. Being as it was in a lg pan I would think you didn't pack it enough.
It seldom is called 'packed sugar' - usually it's called molded sugar.
I have used it for more than 40 yrs to make sugar 'peep' Easter eggs.
7yyrt--- may I ask how you do your sugar cubes, must be some small molds. Do you have any pics to post.
I use a mold that's actually for ice squares. Like this one.
Thanks so much for posting this one. I was looking for something like this months ago. Thanks now I can give it a try before my bridal show this month.