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What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Using a hairdryer to gently soften the sugar if it starts to go hard while you are still working with it. Not too much or it will melt completely!
is that Isomalt?
No, its actually just sugar, water & food colouring boiled up to the hard boil stage.
Sorry...I meant to say hard ball stage!!! Too early in the morning for my little brain!
Beautiful design. How did you fit the sugar circle around the cake? What kind of cake did you use? I also looked at your other cakes and liked them all. Good job.
Thanks for your lovely comments, you are very kind! This cake was a Victoria sponge with Vanilla buttercream and the cage was made by making a flat random design with the melted sugar onto baking parchment (I measured the height & width first and marked this on the onto the paper so I knew it would be the right size for the cake) and then whilst it was still warm I moulded it around cake very carefully so as not to break the sugar. A great tip I learnt was to use a hairdryer on a warm setting to gently soften the cage if it started to become too brittle whilst shaping it, and this worked brilliantly. Thanks again for your kind words!
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