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How To Make Fake Glass

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These instructions will result in either clear or amber glass, depending on the cooking time used.
Difficulty: Average
Time Required: 30 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Butter or line a baking sheet with baker's (silicon) paper. Place the sheet in the refrigerator to chill.
  2. Pour the sugar into a small pan on a stove over low heat.
  3. Stir continuously until the sugar melts (takes a while). If you have a candy thermometer, remove from heat at the hard crack stage (clear glass).
  4. If the sugar is heated just past the hard crack stage it will turn amber (colored translucent glass).
  5. Poor the melted sugar onto the cooled pan. Allow it to cool.
  6. The glass may be used as candy windows or for lots of other neat purposes :-)

Tips:

  1. Boiling water will dissolve the sugar and speed clean-up.
  2. The glass can be colored using food coloring. Add the coloring after the candy has finished cooking and has cooled slightly.
  3. Please use adult supervision for this one! Molten sugar can cause serious burns.

What You Need

  • 1c (250mL) sugar
  • flat baking sheet
  • butter or baking paper
  • candy thermometer

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