Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Halloween 2011: Broken glass cupcakes by Sarah Kelley

I've always used real broken glass to decorate my scary cupcakes.
I must confess, the guests have been complaining and my white linen table cloths have been washed a lot.

Sarah Kelley's lovely dangerous Broken Glass Cupcakes
So when I got sent this recepie for fake glass by Sarah Kelley  I said "-Ahaaa, so that was what I was supposed to do?"
Made me feel a bit stupid actually...

Sarah Kelly was nice enough to share her skills with me and the readers.
So, with no further ado - here's her fake broken glass recipe:

Bloody Broken Glass Cupcakes
Cupcakes-pick your favorite cupcake recipe and bake them.
Adora's cupcake recipe. 

Broken Glass/Sugar Glass
• 2 cups water
• 1 cup light corn syrup
• 3 1/2 cups white sugar
• 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
Directions:Mix 2 cups water, 1 cup corn syrup, white sugar, and cream of tartar
in a large saucepan; bring to a boil.
Use a candy thermometer and boil sugar syrup until temperature reaches 300 degrees F, or 149 degrees C
(hard ball), stirring constantly. The mixture will thicken as water evaporates. When sugar reaches 300 (or 149) degrees, quickly pour onto a large metal baking pan. Cool until completely hardened. Break into "shards" using a meat mallet.

Blood:-all i used for the blood was a few drops of red food dye onto the
tips of the sugar shards to make it run down. You can also put a few
drops of food dye into light corn syrup with a sprinkle of water as

Thank you so very much Sarah Kelley!
What a sweet contribution <3

Other versions of the Broken Glass Cupcake.
But I still think Sarah Kelley's looks the best!


  1. Just in time for Halloween! I just googled sugar glass and had no idea such a thing existed. I always wondered what they used for glass in films and such! Using it with cupcakes like that is the cutest thing ever, I wants it!

  2. Those are so cute!! thank you for sharing. :)

  3. Thank you so much Adora! I was happy to help!

  4. YOu saved our party!! This will definitely be one of the grand halloween party Iv'e been planning for months!! thank you so much! But what is tartar in swedish?? (äh jag får väl googla...)

  5. Woooo >:D Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  6. Wow, that first picture especially looks awesome! :O

  7. Those are the coolest cupcakes ever!

  8. Gnaaaaam!Thanks a lot for recipe!I must try it!^^

  9. I've just made the glass tonight and while it looks great (I think), 2 things to bear in mind - it took forever (maybe 45 minutes of stirring)and you really need to wash your pan and utensils immediately! Looking forward to decorating my cupcakes tomorrow :)

  10. Adora you should make baking videos on your YouTube channel!!! Everything you make looks so good, and I would love to see how you make it all :)
    You're very beautiful and somewhat of a role model for me - I love that you,ve managed to be yourself while having a husband and three kids to take care of! Very inspiring :)