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Ice and Fire Sugar Glass

Blue sugar glass and red caramel

Ingredients

  • 2 (4) cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 (4/3) cup light corn syrup
  • 3/4 (1.5) cup water
  • 1/4 (1/2) tsp cream of tartar
  • red & blue food coloring
  • black cherry oil (for the blue glass)

Instructions

Blue Sugar Glass

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and prepare a water bath for your saucepan. Set both aside near your stove.

  2. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, water, and cream of tartar.

  3. Turn the heat on high, and stir constantly with a wooden spoon.

  4. Using a candy thermometer, continue stirring until it register 295°F. (The glass is fine until 300°F, I take it off at 295°F because I'm paranoid of it beginning to caramelize.)

  5. Touch the bottom of the pan to the water in the water bath to stop the sugar from continuing to heat.

  6. Using a toothpick, swirl in light blue gel food coloring and a couple drops of cherry flavor. (It'll get very ocean blue if you use royal blue.) I swirled quickly and didn't mix it completely to get a more organic color effect.

  7. Pour the melted candy onto your baking sheet and let cool until hardened completely.

  8. Shatter with the point of a knife.

Red Caramel

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and prepare a water bath for your saucepan. Set both aside near your stove.

  2. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, water, and cream of tartar.

  3. Turn the heat on high, and stir constantly with a wooden spoon.

  4. Continue stirring until the caramel reaches your desired browning level.

  5. Immediately touch the bottom of the pan to the water in the water bath to stop the sugar from continuing to heat.

  6. Swirl in a drop of red gel food coloring. I swirled quickly and didn't mix it completely to get a more organic color effect.

  7. Pour the melted candy onto your baking sheet and let cool until hardened completely.

  8. Shatter with the point of a knife.

Recipe Notes

I would suggest making each color in a separate batch since they cook to different points in the caramelization process. The recipe is for 1 batch outside of the parentheses, for 2 inside the parentheses.