Here are some tips for making beautiful caramel decorations for the cake you make:
- Use a flat griddle or thick pan made of stainless or aluminum. This type of pan also allows you to see the caramel color clearly, unlike a dark non-stick pan that can disguise the color of the caramel being cooked. A thin pan will conduct heat too quickly and unevenly, which is the main cause of caramel burn.
- Don’t forget to brush around the inside of the pan close to the sugar being cooked, with a brush that has been dipped in water. This is to prevent the formation of scorched sugar around the pan. Cook until it boils and observe the color change in this sugar stew. If the color is light brown. Turn off the heat and lift the pan. Keep stirring it until the liquid is golden brown. This color shows caramel with medium level of sweetness and sugar fragrance. If you leave it on the fire for 1 minute, the color will become darker and the taste will be bitter and will become hard or freeze when cold.
- The quality of granulated sugar will determine the results of caramel that we make. Use dry sugar and not clot. Clean from various impurities. Clean colored sugar can later be made into caramel with beautiful color gradations.
- When new sugar is added, it should not be stirred immediately. Let it melt first little by little. When the sugar seems to have almost all melted, then we stir it using a wooden spoon. What if you want to add more sugar? Sugar can be added again when the sugar that has been added has melted and looks clear.
- Caramel still undergoing the cooking process after being appointed. To stop the heat, soak the pan in water. Be careful, do not let the immersion water into the caramel. Immediately handle the caramel while warm before turning into solid and hardened.
- The last tip, also use Baking Paper Seven as a base in freezing caramel decoration because Baking Paper Seven is not sticky so caramel embellishment will not be sticky on the baking paper. Baking Paper Seven is also resistant at -18 ° C so that it can be put into a cooler.