Sunday, November 16, 2008

How To Make Some Ghetto Movie Glass

Did you ever wonder how people in movies can break a bottle over their heads or jump through a pane of glass without getting seriously injured? In movies they use a special kind of glass made of sugar. It is usually a pretty involved process that requires some special ingredients and lots of measuring. However, we figured out a simple way to make brown sugar-glass out of things that almost everyone has in their kitchen.
  • 2 cups of water

  • 3.5 cups of sugar

  • 1 cup of maple syrup

That's it! Here is how you make it.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. When you are ready to use it, carefully peel back the aluminum foil. It is very brittle and breaks easily so be careful.
  8. And there you have it! You are done!

  9. 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!


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Dude that is pretty sweet if i must say so myself. Oh yeah and first to comment bitches.

Anonymous said...

Nice one, strange concept but i like it. A mould in the shape of a bottle would be kickass!

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Is the fake glass edible?

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PB4LVince said...

that is sick but it's only a only tie use for a small piece..

Yes if it was the shape of a bottle that I would make millions (and possibly sell them...jk)

Good job!


Maomie said...

Hi there, it looks interesting. For a while I thought it's 'make a dessert' session. :)

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Anonymous said...

wow thats sick you could mass produce them and sell them by the sheet

Anonymous said...


i love makeing this stuff and shooting it with my airsoft guns and paintball guns

Yarngirl said...

How do you know all of these things? are you like so smart that could could read peoples minds? that would be cool!

Devz! said...

Ur a god damn genious!!!!!!!

Devz! said...

Ya know wat? This is a good idea, but it dobnt work worth shit!!! i just tried, and it got smokier than a cigar in a crack house!!!!1

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It is traditional national art.
They are made of maltose.
Free model.
It can be eat,lol.

Marc said...

Dude I tried something really similar when I was younger but instead of syrup, I used plain sugar. I had so much "caramel" that I fashioned four square paines of "glass" and made a box. I still use the box to hold stuff but I had to wrap it in selephane to keep it from being so sticky

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ferds814 said...

i attempted to make a bottle with this but evertime i did it opened up in different locations, im gonna try to make a light bulb type thing, its alot easier in glass making, if you want to make a bottle or something you need to add a little more syrup to it. to make the mixture more stcky, and let it cool (but not harden) in order to mold it. then put it into fridge till it hardens. (you can eat it as like in the movie the grinch)

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