[Sca-cooks] pressed sugar

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Fri Jul 31 23:09:06 PDT 2009

When my sons were little (my youngest is soon to be 40) I would at
Easter time, make them pressed sugar eggs. Yes, some even had a
diorama in them. what can I tell you, I'm German.  My question is:
is pressed/molded sugar period?


I believe it's Hugh Plat (17th century England) who gives us some
pretty detailed instructions for casting objects in boiled sugar syrup.


Are these "pressed sugar eggs" white and somewhat dull finished? As if  
they were sugar pressed into a mold with a binder? Or are they smooth  
and translucent? If they are the latter, then I'd agree with  
Adamantius (or did I guess wrong on the appearance of boiled sugar  
syrup, Adamantius?). If the former, then I would say they are closer  
to sugarplate or sugarpaste.

Sugar-Paste-art   (20K)  8/23/06    "Sugar Paste: A Cook's 'Play  
Dough'" by Dame
                                        Alys Katharine, O.L., O.P.
sugar-paste-msg  (126K)  1/ 9/08    Making sugar paste sotelties.
Sugarplat-Adv-art (14K) 11/15/05    "Adventures with Sugar Plate" by  

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