Ann Reardon

Easy Candy Sugar Balloon Bowls

how to make an edible sugar bowl

I love, love, love experimenting and developing something new that’s never been seen before on the internet or TV. As I write this there are no blog posts about this, no YouTube videos and no Pinterest pictures – it is just totally fresh and new. To be honest I didn’t think this idea would work, I expected that I’d get hot sugar splattered around the kitchen. But it really did work and they looked even more beautiful and amazing than I’d imagined they would. I’ll definitely be doing more of these.

Candy Splash Sugar Bowl Recipe
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300g (10.58 ounces) or 1 1/3 cups sugar
200g (7.05 ounces) or 1/2 cup glucose syrup
75mL (2.54 fluid ounces) water
flavouring and colouring (optional)
Candy Thermometer
Balloons (CAUTION make sure you have helium quality balloons and test with an un-inflated one first to check it does not melt).

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Fill your balloon with water and remove all the air as shown in the video. Dry with paper towel and rub with a little oil.

Mix together sugar, water and glucose syrup and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Wash down the sides of the bowl using a wet pastry brush. Heat the syrup up to 150C (302 degrees Fahrenheit). Remove from the heat and stir in desired colours. Then pour over the balloon.
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Leave to cool completely then make a small cut in the balloon and let it deflate.
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Store in an airtight container until ready to use.
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Sugar Bowl Part 2 and Danger WARNING

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308 Comments View Comments

  1. Rating: 5

    I made an asteroid for my partners birthday cake using the balloon sugar bowl, it turned out so well!!

    • Love it! Very creative

  2. Rating: 1

    The balloon explodes when the 310 degree candy is poured on the ballon and the hot shards fly Can burn and be very dangerous.

    • Rating: 5

      I have made many of these. If you use a good quality balloon and fill it with water correctly it does not burst.

    • did u even fill the balloon with water

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