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Hockey Rink made out of Sugar??

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I need to make a cake with a hockey theme and I want to have a hockey rink on the top. What's the best way to do this? By making a clear sugar syrup that hardens? Is it called sugar glass??

How would I attach it to the cake? Would I need to support it, maybe with skewers??

Hope someone can help me out!
Thanks
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Can anyone help me out with this?? anyone tried anything like it??
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Originally Posted by Tor1985

I need to make a cake with a hockey theme and I want to have a hockey rink on the top. What's the best way to do this? By making a clear sugar syrup that hardens? Is it called sugar glass??

How would I attach it to the cake? Would I need to support it, maybe with skewers??

Hope someone can help me out!
Thanks



Okay, first off, a lot of people don't visit this forum as often, so don't worry if someone doesn't post right away. be patient.

If you think about it, an actual hockey rink doesn't have a thick sheet of ice to it. Sure, it's deep enough so that they can zam it often, and the skates can cut into it. but it's not like a frozen lake or something. Doing the ice out of sugar would be similar. You wouldn't want it to be very thick, so it probably wouldn't need any extra support on your cake.

the biggest challenge, IMO, will be the shape. Since you say it's hockey themed, I assume you want the rounded corners just like a rink. I've been told, though I've never tried it, that you can use play dough to make a barrier to hold the poured sugar. You'd need something to pour the sugar onto, either a piece of vinyl with parchment under it, or a silicon mat, then use something like play-dough to form the shape of the rink.

What kind of icing will the cake have? If it's buttercream, you could just put the sugar on it. If it's fondant, you could use a little liquid sugar to adhere it. If you're putting the cake on buttercream, do it at the last minute, or else the butter cream will cloud your sugar.
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Thanks for the help.

This is actually my third post about this and I havent had any replies.

I was thinking of using greased tin foil and getting the shape that way? The cake will be covered in fondant so I'll just wet a bit so it sticks. Also I have to put two nets and fours players, think the cake will support so much weight on top? I was thinking of either supporting the rink and then the weight on top doesn't affect the cake or somehow "melting" holes thur the ice so I can insert skewers into the nets and players and attach them that way. I'm not sure what the best approch would be....
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Originally Posted by Tor1985

Thanks for the help.

This is actually my third post about this and I havent had any replies.

I was thinking of using greased tin foil and getting the shape that way? The cake will be covered in fondant so I'll just wet a bit so it sticks. Also I have to put two nets and fours players, think the cake will support so much weight on top? I was thinking of either supporting the rink and then the weight on top doesn't affect the cake or somehow "melting" holes thur the ice so I can insert skewers into the nets and players and attach them that way. I'm not sure what the best approch would be....



What are you making your players out of and how big will they be?

You could just grease up some foil, yes, to get the shape. Just be sure to keep it smooth!
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I was thinking for making the dog figurines out of modeling chocolate and having them 3 1/2 to 4" tall. If I made the sugar rink thin there's a greater chance of it breaking under the weight of the dogs and nets??
I'm not sure How I could support the weight so nothing breaks or crumbles under the weight.

For the rink I was thinking of crumbling up my foil and then straightening it out, greasing and shaping it then pouring the sugar....thought it might give it more of an ice look??
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I haven't tried it, and this is pure speculation, but could you possibly make the rink out of gumpaste and put just the thinnnest layer of piping gel on top of it? Not enough to look like water, but just enough to give a touch of difference, but you could still clearly see the white and maybe look like ice?
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