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Offline emelou

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spun sugar
« on: November 03, 2017, 01:58:37 pm »
I'm wanting to use spun sugar to create a see-through like dome - it will basically be to create a dome jungle gym for a playground. But I've read that spun sugar will dissolve after a few hours due to the humidity in the air. Has anyone had experience working with spun sugar and making it last so that it can be on display for the entire holiday season? Maybe just thicker strands (vs the super thin strings) would hold up?

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Offline katepilki

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Re: spun sugar
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2017, 02:24:46 pm »
Even the thicker strands will sag. The sugar will absorbs moisture from the air, turn sticky and then run/collapse. I use sugar toffee windows, and if I do them more than a couple of days before Christmas they start to develop holes and then run down the walls!

Iíve heard that isomalt is more stable, but I havenít worked with it yet,  perhaps you could experiment with that? Or maybe someone else here might have used a spun sugar substitute with more stability :)

 

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