Seeking advice on working with sugar glass

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by soozanne, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. soozanne


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    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.