I'm trying to figure out a method for making sheets of rock hard, not sticky, melted sugar.
My first method last night was melting 4 parts sugar in one part water, with some lemon juice ( I don't know why, but that's what I read), and then cooked it very slowly for about 40 minutes until it got to 375*F. I then poured it out on a silpat and let run to form a thin sheet. The result is dark amber, rock hard, but sticky to the touch.
My goal is to have it be smooth and dry, and while amber is ok, a slightly lighter shade would be good.
It's going to coat a piece of flat art work and be hung in a gallery, so moderate permanence is a must.