Melting Sugar Then Pouring Over Fondant Or Gumpaste?

Sugar Work By weidertm24 Updated 11 Mar 2010 , 11:29pm by Evoir

weidertm24 Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
weidertm24 Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 10:41pm
post #1 of 5

I was thinking about sculpting(headlights/taillights) out of fondant or gum paste but i want a glass/plastic looking finish and was thinking of pouring melted sugar over the top of these figures?

Would this work?

How would I go about doing this?

Thank you in advance!

4 replies
Adevag Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
Adevag Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 10:47pm
post #2 of 5

I have no idea because I have never tried this. But my first guess would be that the fondant would melt from the high heat of the sugar. Hope you get better answers from others.

Evoir Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
Evoir Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 10:54pm
post #3 of 5

I believe you'd end up with a molten mess, sorry.

Maybe try confectioner's glaze (aka leaf glaze). Or a gelatin glaze, maybe.

cakemom42 Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
cakemom42 Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 11:20pm
post #4 of 5

3 things:
1.) Make the head lights out of Pastillage & let it dry totally. Then pour sugar over it. But this wtill not give you the globe effect you're looking for.
2.) Make each compnent seperately then assemble after all is cooled & dried. To get the globe look pour the sugar over a small object & let cool.
Make the back of the light out of whatever medium you prefer to the same size as the globe object you used for the poured sugar.
3.) The gelatin idea would also work instead of poured sugar in number 2.

Have Cake Fun!

Evoir Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
Evoir Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 11:29pm
post #5 of 5

Yes - sorry, I thought you meant pouring it over just-moulded GP. If its dry it should be ok icon_smile.gif

Quote by @%username% on %date%