Seeking advice on working with sugar glass

Joined Feb 9, 2016
Hi everyone. I’m new here and I’m looking for some specific advice about sugar glass. If anyone can assist, I’d be very grateful.

My husband is a huge train enthusiast. It’s his birthday in a couple of weeks and I thought I’d try to make him a cake in the shape of a London Underground tube train (I’m UK-based, incidentally). My plan for the cake is to make it in a couple of loaf tins, slice them across the middle and fill with a filling before covering in ready-to-roll white icing and decorating with doors, roof, wheels etc. in ready-to-roll icing in different colours. What I would really like to do is make windows for the train using sugar glass which I would then stick on. Having never made sugar glass before, I don’t know how ‘workable’ it is. In an ideal world, I would try to make a sheet of glass and cut it to the appropriate shapes using a sharp knife but I have no idea if the glass will be too brittle for me to do that and just shatter when I try.

Another option is to somehow make the windows from a mould but again, what kind of mould – silicon? Or to perhaps make window frames from icing and pour the liquid sugar glass into it but I have no idea how easy that would be to do and I would prefer to try the whole ‘cutting it to size’ thing if such an option were possible.

Can anyone advise?

Thanks in advance.

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