(Inside: So, I really like the idea of glass you can eat. Not really, but Sugar Glass is pretty cool and you can make some adorable things with it. And seriously, who doesn’t love candy glass sticking out of a cupcake?! Because they DO go together. I seriously have the best recipe for how to make sugar glass. )
Let’s be brutally honest.
Candy Glass is a really cool treat.
Not cool–because it’s like room temperature, unless you’ve had it in the fridge…but I digress.
Sugar glass is cool because it can BE so many things.
Ice from Elsa’s Castle? Yep.
Smashed glass for a trick scaring your parents? Yep.
Basically, it’s like the fun tool for Halloween dessert decorating that I never thought I’d be able to make…
Frankly, I love it.
Or, maybe I’m in love because I’ve been up for almost 48 hours straight with two screaming kids in my ear and dogs howling in response.
Seriously–as if I don’t hear the baby crying, the dog has to cry too?
Pure, unadulterated torture.
I need another batch of Edible Sugar Glass Recipe just to keep me on a sugar-high enough to stay awake and finish this post…what a tragedy! LOL!
Tools You Need to Make Edible Glass
Polder Candy/Jelly/Deep Fry Thermometer, Stainless Steel, with Pot Clip Attachment and Quick Reference Temperature GuideVollrath 52010 High-Temp Silicone Spatulas, Set of 2 (10-Inch, NSF)Ritz RZS685PHBK8 685 Silicone Pot Holder, 8Mrs Butterworth Up-Cycled Antique Bottle Flattened for Spoon Rest Cheese Cutting Board or Trivet
Alright, so pin this so you can find the recipe for Edible Glass later.
You know, closer to Halloween–or maybe for some fun stained-glass action over the holidays…you know, because broken glass makes so much sense suddenly for Christmas and New Years…man, I need sleep. LOL!
Edible Candy Glass Recipe
You can't make a Murdered Cupcake without some Edible Glass and a few drops (ok a lot of drops) of edible fake blood.
- 2 cups granulated white sugar
- 3/4 cups of water
- 2/3 cups light corn syrup
- flavoring oil if desired I did not use any for this but have used coconut in the past and it is divine!
- candy thermometer
In a medium saucepan add in the sugar, corn syrup, and water.
Insert the candy thermometer and bring to a boil. Stir constantly until the thermometer reaches 300 degrees.
Once at 300 degrees, remove from heat and transfer immediately to a baking pan (lined with wax paper or sprayed with nonstick).
Allow it to sit until hardened (about 2 hours). Make sure to cover it while it sits.
Once hardened lift the pan up and drop straight down to crack the glass. Repeat until you have fragments at a desired size.