Can You Paint Poured Sugar Or Isomalt?

Sugar Work By shanter Updated 11 Dec 2010 , 12:11am by -K8memphis

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shanter Posted 11 Dec 2010 , 12:00am
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I'm contemplating melting (to high temp) sugar or isomalt to pouring consistency but still clear, not amber (which I know happens with sugar if you cook it a long time). Then I want to pour it out as a slab and let it set/cool to be a clear(ish) "pane of glass" appearance. Then I would like to paint a design on all or part of the pane.

Should I use sugar or isomalt? Can it just be poured out on a flat non-stick surface (e.g., Silpat)? Can it be painted? If so, what kind of "paint"--gel food coloring thinned with vodka?

Any help will be gratefully received. Thanks.

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-K8memphis Posted 11 Dec 2010 , 12:11am
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Airbrush and edible markers work. Sugar usually browns on yah so isomalt or venuance pearls would be better.

Silpat yes--and put a parchment under it to prevent it from sticking to the counter. But vinyl is also used so that wrinkles do not develop.

Be prepared to hit it with a blow torch to remove bubbles & stuff before painting.

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