- 2 cups of water
- 3.5 cups of sugar
- 1 cup of maple syrup
That's it! Here is how you make it.
- Combine all of the ingredients together in a pot. You probably want to use a taller one than I did, since it will eventually bubble up a lot.
- Bring the pot to a boil and move the heat down to low, just to keep it boiling. It is going to smell a lot like pancakes and you are going to seriously crave some. Try to fight the urge to cook and eat pancakes, I couldn't.
- Let the pot continue to boil until all of the water is removed. You will know that all of the water is gone when you smell the sugar start to burn and the color start to turn darker. As soon as you smell burning sugar, remove it from heat. You will have lost your craving for pancakes by now. This usually takes awhile, it took me about 45 minutes.
- Have your mold ready to pour the mixture into; I used a pizza pan. Be sure that you cover it aluminum foil and spray it generously with nonstick cooking spray. Also be sure to put a hot pad under it so that your surface is not damaged.
- Pour the mixture into the mold. It is going to be really bubbly and scary, so be careful. Let it sit out until it is cool to the touch.
- Move the mold into the refrigerator and let it sit for at least an hour. Only remove it right before you are ready to use it.
- When you are ready to use it, carefully peel back the aluminum foil. It is very brittle and breaks easily so be careful.
- And there you have it! You are done!
- Go ahead and punch through or head-butt your pane of glass. It breaks and sounds exactly like real glass. Have fun!
- For a less-ghetto version:
- Use clear corn syrup instead of maple syrup to make clear glass
- Add a pinch of cream of tartar to the mixture to keep the bubbles down during the cooling process
- Use a candy thermometer and heat until it reaches 300 degrees Fahrenheit instead of waiting for the sugar to start burning.
Have fun, if anyone makes any cool molds, be sure to link pictures in the comments!