Making sugar glass yourself in the simplest basic form

The term sugar glass is used to produce not only the faux sugar mass but also so-called crash and effect glass. In the film and theater scenery, plastic sugar jars serve as harmless dummies. In the private sector, the production of sugar glass with edible ingredients is favored.

Boiled sugar water becomes glass

In the simplest basic version, sugar glass consists only of sugar and water. A mixture is heated. The art of making sugar yourself is the metered heat. If the mixture is heated too quickly or exceeds 160 degrees Celsius, the glass will not solidify or caramelize during processing.

The appropriate temperature supply also depends on the heat source. Electric hobs are adjustable in four to six fixed stages or infinitely variable. As a helpful rule of thumb, the level at which one liter of pure water begins to boil after about five minutes of bubbling can be targeted. Induction plates are not suitable. On gas, the water boiling time has to be regulated with the flame size as in the case of the electric plate.

How to make simple sugar jar

  • 250 grams of sugar
  • 300 milliliters of water
  • cooking pot
  • whisk
  • Baking paper and
  • Baking tray or
  • Shaping vessel or
  • aluminum paper
  • control dish
  • tablespoon

1. Mix

Put the water and sugar together in the saucepan.

2. Boil up

With constant stirring, bring the sugar water to a boil.

3. Let it boil

Boil the evenly mixed pot contents until they start to become thick with bubbly for about 15 minutes.

4th test

Take a sample with a tablespoon and "dribble" them into a bowl filled with cool water. When the sugar water landed in the water hardens, the processing state is reached.

5. Pour

Fill the viscous mass into prepared molds or onto a baking sheet covered with baking paper. Slight spreading allows you to create plates. Made of aluminum paper, you can craft a variety of shapes to make the sugar glass to your liking.

Tips & Tricks

If air bubbles form during drying, you can easily pierce them with a needle or a toothpick. For selective separation, for example for rectangular glass plates, you can use a knife to separate the mass during drying.

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