Plastic icing

Recipe from: 5/1/1997 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 7
Servings 0


  • 250
    white sugar
  • 250
    liquid glucose
  • 125
  • 10
  • 15
    cold water
  • 1
    icing sugar
  • 20
    vegetable fat


1. Dissolve the sugar and glucose in the water, making sure that the sugar is completely dissolved. Pour mixture into a saucepan and bring to the boil, keeping sides of saucepan clean by wiping with a clean, wet brush. Cover with the lid for 1 to 2 minutes. 2. Remove lid and heat to 110 °C (this will take about 4 minutes). Do not stir the mixture while it is boiling. Remove from the heat. Soak the gelatine in the cold water and add to the sugar mixture once it stops bubbling. 3. Sift the icing sugar on to a large even surface. Make a well in the centre and pour the mixture into the well. 4. Mix and knead until a smooth, pliable texture is obtained. Add the fat in small quantities while kneading. 5. Roll out and cover the cake while the icing is still warm. (Reheat in the oven at 110 °C if it has cooled down and become less pliable.)


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