Cookie Monster cupcakes have been done. But for our son's first birthday, I decided awesomeness was far more important than originality.
Tres leches, move over. There's a new cake in town with three iterations of the same component: tres (or maybe it should be trois?) ganaches chocolate raspberry cupcakes. Sounds decadent, right? Well, they were.
Casting sugar is used mostly to make bases and supports for showpieces, but it can also be a quick way to form custom shapes. Once you learn the technique, you'll look at everything with new eyes, wondering what would happen if you poured sugar into it.
I wanted to do something different for Easter this year, and because I can't resist a food pun once I've thought of it, the Cadbury Creme Brul'egg was born.
Before I start showing any sugar work techniques, I want to give you an idea of what equipment I use and how I set it up. However, keep in mind that you don't need all of this stuff to get started in the wonderful world of sugar. It all depends on what you want to do, and there are low-cost alternatives to some of the more expensive items.