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post #16 of 20
probably an extremely stupid question but....couldnt you just put it on a silpat in the oven at 250? i am new to just even the concept of sugar....so dont poke fun at me! thanks!!! icon_lol.gif
post #17 of 20
The oven will work at its lowest temp with the door open but the problem is you cannot work with the sugar in the oven. Thats what the box is for. It keeps the sugar warm and pliable while you are pulling or blowing. And no question is stupid. Only the one thats not asked.

Rgds
post #18 of 20
thank you!!!! that was a kind reply. i appreciate it. i was thinking of trying sugar bubbles just for practice. ..but want to work with what i have before i spend money on tools in case i dont care for this type of work.
tell me what you think...

i do not have isomalt, so i plan on using sugar 3 lbs to 1 lb water (1 and 3/4 c?) with 2 tsps of cream of tarter. i have a candy thermometer (walmart 3$). i will slowly melt it down over about 20 min or so...cool it on either my clean greased granite counter or parchment paper (i dont have a silpat yet) slightly...then use a balloon animal pump with a small ball of pliable sugar...and my gas stovetop to heat scissors. if i keep the sugar dough warm in my oven as you suggested, what could i put it on? a baking sheet lined with parchment? i appreciate any suggestions. thanks again.
post #19 of 20
Use your baking sheet lightly grease it with vegetable oil first. As far as the scissors go you do not have to heat them not necessary. Your granite countertop will work great, ditch the parchment paper will not work. The reason granite or marble used is to help cool the sugar so that it will be cooler to work with. I am a little skeptical about your recipe but use it and see what happens if it does not work let me know I have one you can use. Anymore questions just ask or PM me glad to help.

Rgds
post #20 of 20
"My husband made mine with plexiglass and wood. He cut the wood to fit the plexiglass and then put a hole in the top of the "box" for the cord that was attached to the light. The light had a "cage" on it and the bulb is a 250 watt bulb. The entire cost was about $60.00"

Bethola would you mind posting pictures of the box your husband made? thank you!
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