How to Make Fake, 100% Edible Glass From Sugar




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In this video I am Going to show you how you can make your own Tasty, Cool and awesome sugar glass right at home.

You'll need 3 cups sugar, 2/3 cup light corn syrup, 1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar (Or other food grade acid), A candy thermometer, and a source of heat.

Ratio: 600 Grams Sugar(3 Cups):215 Grams Light Corn Syrup(2/3 Cup):3-4 Grams Cream Of Tarter(1 Teaspoon):236 Grams, Roughly Water (1 Cup)

Add sugar and 8 ounces of water to the pot, and put it on what ever heat level you prefer to bring it to a boil, Low has less chance of browning, whilst High Heat is faster...

Add your candy thermometer, and when you solution reaches 230F add you Corn syrup and Tartar, mix is thoroughly, being careful not to splash the side of the pan.

  After that, all that is left to do is wait for the batch to reach hard crack stage (302F), once that has been achieved remove your pot from heat and submerge the sides into cold water for around 10 seconds, this is to prevent residential heating and accidental browning...

  If you do not take it off a cool it at this point, the mixture will probably pass 310F and brown making the glass look unappealing...

  If you made the mistake of not paying attention for a few seconds and come back to a browned syrup, all may not be lost, Quickly cool it as I have described above method and let it sit till the temp is down to about 200F. At this point you can add dye of your choice and thoroughly mix in to help hide the discoloration...

 Once you feel that it is ready to pour (Needs to still be at least Syrup like consistency) get your mold ready (Should be Lightly Greased to ensure ease of release) pour your molten glass in a thin stream around 2 and a half feet above your mold. Pouring it this way in a thin stream help to free up any air bubbles that might be trapped in it...

  Beyond that you are pretty much done let it cool for around 30 mins and you should have realistic looking sugar glass for all of your Hollywood or Culinary antics!

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    9 Discussions


    3 years ago

    Just tryed to make. Its cooling down hopefully will set. I watched it and still slightly burnt it. Its now a sea green but im trying to make a fish tank cake so a great colour.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    I have a question, so in the video you say to use 2/3 Cup of light corn syrup while in the typed instruction it says to use the amount of 1/2 Cup light corn syrup. Do the different amounts get you different effects? Which one would you use?

    3 replies

    Thanks, I showed my friend the first part of the video, and he had a "WTF!?" Face going on after seeing it... I found it to be very funny XD