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I have recently come across this technique which is actually really fun to try. You make such a mess in the process and it is very hard to master but for simple spun sugar which looks effective on cakes it's definitely a good one to have a  go at!

What you will need:

- Caster Sugar

- Small Frying Pan

- Sharpening Steel

The how to:

This is a simple method to follow as all you need to do is add a thin layer of caster sugar to the frying pan and place on a low heat. This will then begin to melt into a caramel looking mixture. Stir with a fork just to stop any sticking.

As soon as it has all melted remove from the heat and allow to thicken slightly, this should take about 1 minute.

The mixture should be able to slowly drip off the fork, sort of like the consistency of honey. Now take the sharpening steel and flick the fork above the sharpening steel to  catch the sugar as it falls off the fork. As it lands on the sharpening steel it will solidify and start creating nets of sugar.

The sugar will slowly start to solidify in the pan as it cools, so try and work quickly but if necessary just warm it up again on the hob.

Ta Dah! That's all there is to it really.... but be careful as the pan gets very hot!

Spun Sugar  - Posted on 2nd December 2015 -