Sugar Decorations By
Master Chef Robert Sturm, Cara Operations, Ltd., Ontario, Canada
2 cups Sugar
2 cups Water
1/2 tspn. Cream of Tartar
4 drops Food Coloring
Procedure: 1. Dissolve
sugar in water. Bring to a boil. Stir in tartar. Wash side of
pot occasionally with brush and water to "clean" sugar
crystals from buildup from inside of pot. Continue to heat sugar
to 265 degrees.
color. Continue to heat sugar to 305 degrees. Immediately plunge
bottom of pot in ice water for 10 seconds.
onto silpat mat. Knead and pull sugar as desired.
can be made ahead of time by storing finished pieces in an airtight
container with silica gel. Be sure to use a wire rack in container
to separate silica gel from sugar, so as not to contaminate