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!
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.