Sugar glass – Wikipedia

Sugar glass (additionally referred to as sweet glass, edible glass, and breakaway glass) is a brittle clear type of sugar that appears like glass.[1] It may be fashioned right into a sheet that appears like flat glass or an object, equivalent to a bottle or ingesting glass.


Sugar glass is made by dissolving sugar in water and heating it to not less than the “onerous crack” stage (approx. 150 °C / 300 °F) within the sweet making course of. Glucose or corn syrup is used to forestall the sugar from recrystallizing, by getting in the best way of the sugar molecules forming crystals. Cream of tartar additionally helps by turning the sugar into glucose and fructose.[2]

As a result of sugar glass is hygroscopic, it should be used quickly after preparation, or it can soften and lose its brittle high quality.

Sugar glass has been used to simulate glass in films, pictures, performs[3] {and professional} wrestling.[4] It’s a lot much less more likely to trigger accidents than actual glass, is cheap to supply and breaks convincingly, making it a superb alternative for stunts. Nevertheless, it’s hardly ever used for stunt work in fashionable occasions as this can be very fragile and has been changed with sure artificial resins equivalent to Piccotex. It is vitally much like common glass however when it dries it normally caramelizes and will purchase a wavy sample.

Different makes use of[edit]

Sugar glass can be used to make sugar sculptures or different types of edible artwork.[5]

Sugar glass was used as a prop for meth within the AMC TV collection Breaking Unhealthy.[6] Actor Aaron Paul would eat it on set.[7]


  1. ^ Provost, Joseph J.; Colabroy, Keri L.; Kely, Brenda S.; Bodwin, Jeffrey; Wallert, Mark A. (2016-05-02). The Science of Cooking: Understanding the Biology and Chemistry Behind Meals and Cooking. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9781118674208.
  2. ^ Do this: Sugar glass – the shattering reality Archived 2011-08-22 on the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ “Shattering Sugar: Make Film-Prepared Sugar Glass”. Scientific American. Retrieved three August 2019.
  4. ^ “Kurt Angle Talks Shane McMahon Cursing At Him, What Went Flawed In Their Match, Extra”. Wrestling Inc. 6 January 2016. Retrieved three August 2019.
  5. ^ César Vega; Erik Van Der Linden (30 December 2011). “Candy Physics”. The Kitchen As Laboratory: Reflections on the Science of Meals and Cooking. Columbia College Press. p. 186. ISBN 978-0-231-15344-7. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  6. ^ Trinh, Jean (2017-04-11). “Do not Meth with Albuquerque’s ‘Breaking Unhealthy’ Sweet Girl”. Vice. Vice. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  7. ^ Snierson, Dan (June 12, 2011). “Breaking Unhealthy’: Aaron Paul confesses his ‘blue meth’ dependancy”. Leisure Weekly. Retrieved July 5, 2020.


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