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How to make a clear sugar dome?

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I need to make a clear sugar dome that looks like plastic. It must be as clear as possible to see what's inside but only about 2 inches across and 2 inches tall. Does anyone have any idea how to achieve this? I'm fairly new to cakes and have never worked with sugar. I've seen a lot of poured sugar on TV and they always talk about how tricky it is, so it makes me a bit nervous. Advice? Thanks in advance!
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You can do this with isomalt, but ideally you'll need an object the same size to use as a guide. It IS possible pull it by hand, but pulled sugar isnt' clear like when you just pour it into a mold.
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You might consider using gelatin. There's a recipe on here with directions on how to use it. Just find a plastic bowl or mold that has the shape and size you need. Once you prepare the gelatin, paint it on thinly and it will hold the shape well and be see through. If you do it too thick, the shape will warp. I just did this for the first time and I used the Jello Egg Molds to get a rounded shape. Worked perfectly! The piece I did was a lot smaller than 2 inches but I'd still give it a try. It's cheaper and easier than what I understand Isomalt to be.
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Here is a very helpful link. I was able to make the body of the carriage in my photos using a gelatin bubble. You could 1/2 dip a balloon to get a dome.

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-6926076.html#6926076

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Originally Posted by myKzooKid

You might consider using gelatin. There's a recipe on here with directions on how to use it. Just find a plastic bowl or mold that has the shape and size you need. Once you prepare the gelatin, paint it on thinly and it will hold the shape well and be see through. If you do it too thick, the shape will warp. I just did this for the first time and I used the Jello Egg Molds to get a rounded shape. Worked perfectly! The piece I did was a lot smaller than 2 inches but I'd still give it a try. It's cheaper and easier than what I understand to be.



yes, or blow up a balloon the size u need and dip into 4-1 gelatin. I did about 3 coats. Wait until the am, pop the balloon, and viola! u can cut it along the edge to make it smaller/refined
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