Thursday, 6 November 2008

Sugar Glass Recipe

Below is the method used to make sugar glass, which is used a lot in the special effects industry to imitate real glass as it is more easily broken and isn't as dangerous.

3 cups of sugar one cup of white Karo syrup (refined molasses)
2 cups of water 1/4 (quarter) teaspoon of cream of tartar.
Mix well and heat to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Pour into a well greased, slightly chilled mould. The finished product will become sticky to touch unless it is kept cool.

Only has a limited time of use before it starts warping.

1 comment:

McTodd said...

Thanks for the recipe!

I don't know if you've seen the 1978 version of 'Flash Gordon' - if so, you may remember Dr Zarkov's laboratory, based in a giant greenhouse.

Master modelmaker Martin Bower worked on it, and to provide breakable miniature window panes, he melted down Fox's Glacier Mints!

You can see it here: