The Pass. The Judgement day of plates.

The Pass. The Judgement day of plates.
Bring the finished plates up to the pass for inspection.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Sugar Art. How to Make a Rose out of Pulled Sugar.

Finished Sugar Rose. Pulled and Molded by hand. One petal at at time.

Working with sugar isn't as easy as it sounds, and especially when the sugar is HAWWTTT.. I have blisters on my thumbs from pulling hot sugar 3 hours a day for the last 3 days. Basically, you boil sugar and water to 165degree C and pour the scorching hot syrup onto a nonstick silpat.

Boiling the sugar and water mixture until 140 degree C.
Add the water soluble color and keep boiling the sugar until 165degree C.

Pour the hot syrup onto the silpat, and work as fast as you can to cool the down the sugar evenly.

Wearing gloves will somewhat help with the hot sugar and reduce the pain. Just a tad....

Knead and pull the sugar blob until it's firm enough, but yet still applicable to pulling and molding.

For the first petal, pull out a long stretch until it's long enough and cut it.

If you don't work quick enough, the sugar will cool down and become brittle. It will crack and shatter.

Quickly mold the petals with your finger tips while shaping it to look more natural.

Gluing the petals together by heating up the ends of the leaf.

Work each petal pretty much the same way as you would the first ones.

You will achieve a glossy shine if you just pulling during it's colder stages, but it will be harder to pull.

Finished. 11 petal rose This will be one of my componets on my final sugar art show piece.


  1. WOW! That's real hot and not easy. But looks pretty!

  2. You used gloves?! Man... Pussy.

  3. i wanna make this but im scared to burn my fingers when i try to shape it and i dont know how much sugar/water and other ingredients to use in the sugar mixture. :(

  4. i wanna make this but im scared to burn my fingers when i try to shape it and i dont know how much sugar/water and stuff to use :(

  5. sorry i acctidently posted 2 times cause i thought it didnt work the first time ^^

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