Snow Globe

Sugar Work By tracieduran Updated 2 Aug 2011 , 2:31am by cakesrock

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tracieduran Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 12:28pm
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Hi everyone, I am new here so please could you help me.

I am designing a cake for a winter wedding and the bride wants an edible snow globe on the top. Any ideas as to how I can do this? I have never worked with blown sugar before and have no idea where to start.

Thanks for reading

Tracie x

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bakerliz Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 12:58pm
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I don't know anything about sugar, so I would suggest a glass bowl with edible figurines in it. I know that's not what you asked, but it's all I know, I'm sure someone else will chime in with a better answer icon_smile.gif

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Julie53 Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 1:12pm
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Hi- If you do a search right on here... for snow globe cakes, there are a number of pictures. Maybe at least you can get an idea of what you want to do. Then if you find one you like- try to private message that baker, and maybe they will share on how they made it. Just a thought. Good Luck! icon_smile.gif[/quote]

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ToTheMax Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 1:24pm
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I made a snowglobe cake last Christmas for a friend. No I don't know how to blow sugar. I used a plastic fish bowl I found at Pet Smart and gently sprayed water inside. I then sprinkled coarse sugar and allowed to dry overnight. It turned out beautifully. I hope you're able to get help if you're still in need of an edible one.
Best of luck

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TexasSugar Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 2:03pm
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If you have never worked with sugar before, then I'd definitely look into something like ToTheMax's idea, even if it is just used as a back up plan.

I took a sugar class in April, and sugar work, is not a cheap thing to get into. You really need some form of a warming box, tube for blowing, little lamp for your denatured alcohol, and a fan. If it isn't something you want to get into regularly, I'm not sure it's worth buying the stuff for a one time deal.

Another factor to sugar work is that it is very, very fragile.

I'd try some google searching to see if it pulls up any information.

In my head and in my limited experience myself, I'm just not quite sure how to do this one.

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cakesrock Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 2:31am
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What about using isomalt - much less expensive to get into. You could mold it with bowls possibly? I've only ever made gems out of isomalt, but there are so many molds -there may even be one for this. Maybe search for it online... Here's a thread discussing it:
I'm curious to see if this worked. One of the posters said they would try it so I PM's them to see if it worked...Let you know if I hear back!
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