Bring the sugar water to a boil, then begin removing the froth that develops with a ladle. Fill a heat-resistant bowl halfway with foam. Using a pastry brush soaked in water, remove any crystals that develop on the sides of the pan. Throughout this procedure, keep the syrup boiling. When all the foam has been removed, continue to cook the sugar until it begins to color around the edges. Do not let it go completely brown or it will taste bitter. Remove from the heat and add the butter, stirring until it is melted. Let cool slightly before pouring into a mold. The art can be decorated with colored sugars, sprinkles, sanding sugar, gum drops, candy bars, or chocolate chips.
Sugar art can be made into cookies, cakes, or candies. For cookies, drop spoonfuls of dough about 1 inch apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, just until set. Allow to cool on racks before decorating. To make cakes, pour hot sugar syrup into the center of a cake circle or square pan. Let cool completely, then slice and serve. Candy can be made by melting candy bars or chunks of chocolate in the microwave or a double boiler and dipping treats like marshmallows, fruit, or nuts into the hot liquid.
Have fun with different shapes, sizes, and flavors of sweets. You can use regular white sugar or flavored sugars for your designs.
The method is quite simple.
Procedure for Experimentation
Crush sugar cubes to get granulated sugar. I devised this small technique. Simply place the cubes between two saucers and rock them back and forth while pressing down. The cube will be crushed between the stacked saucers, and then you may sprinkle away!
This is an easy way to get fine grains of sugar for recipes that call for regular or powdered sugar.
You can also use a rolling pin or bottle to crush sugar cubes. Just be careful not to smash them too much or else they won't melt in your tea or coffee.
Sugar cubes are great as decorating sugars for cakes and cookies. You can also use them as edible decorations for hot drinks - especially spiced chai tea. They add a nice crunch to the mouthfeel of the drink.
Cooking with sugar cubes is a classic British baking tradition that dates back to at least the 19th century. The ancient Greeks and Romans also used sugar cubes to flavor their wine and other beverages.
In modern times, cooking with sugar cubes has become popular again. This old-fashioned technique adds a delightful touch to baked goods and confections.
Pour 1 1/2 cups of water into the cup with the dish soap. 2 tablespoons sugar should be added to the water/soap mixture. Stir your mixture gently. Take a walk outside and enjoy blowing bubbles. As you blow bubbles, they will disappear so have some fun watching that happen!
Sugar is a soluble fiber that can help control cholesterol levels. Eating more foods such as apples, carrots, beans, and peas that are high in fiber may also help lower cholesterol.
Blowing bubbles is a great activity for kids of all ages. They'll have a lot of fun watching their bubbles disappear until only a few are left. Then they'll love seeing what new shapes they can create with their bubbles!
Making bubble solution is easy. Sugar helps the bubbles last longer when washing dishes. Also, using 1 1/2 cups of water instead of 1 cup will give you more bubbles when washing your dishes.
Bubbles are very cool but they can also be dangerous if you let them go too long without popping them. Pop any old or small bubbles before they pop the washbowl.
If you catch a bubble before it pops, try squeezing it in your hand to break it up into smaller pieces first before letting it go. That way you won't get sprayed when you breathe out!