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Help with Sugar

post #1 of 5
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Hey everyone.  I'm going to try pouring some sugar this week but I had a question as I've never done this before.  Can I use a regular baking sheet to pour the warm sugar into?  I don't have a silicon mat and was wondering if the sugar would get stuck to a baking sheet.  If so is there anything I should line it with?

 

I am going to be making some horror/zombie themed cupcakes to bring to the fan expo on the weekend and am trying to make sugar that looks like broken glass 

 

 

 

Thanks so much for all your help

~MissyD

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post #2 of 5

You would want to line the sheet pan with oiled parchment. Also, just keep in mind that the sugar will turn a golden color slightly, it wont have the perfectly clear look that is in your attached picture unless your using isomalt.

post #3 of 5
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Thanks for the suggestion.  I'm going to give it a try tonight.  If that doesn't work (color-wise) I'll grab some isomalt tomorrow

~MissyD

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post #4 of 5

You should be able to do it with regular sugar as long as you can cook it fast enough, meaning very high heat.  I pour mine onto plain parchment (no oil) onto marble.  Avoid doing on wood, as it can pull moisture from the table.  Sheetpan is fine, but be careful as they can warp with sudden temperature changes where one corner or the center will "pop" up.  

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thanks for your suggestions.  i ended up getting strapped for time so i used isomalt.  i poured it onto a parchment lined sheet pan and it worked pretty well.  was nice and clear, however, started becoming discolored later that day.  definitely something i would only want to place before serving so that doesnt happen.  not bad for a first time try anyways :)

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