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Topic: Sugar Bells
Mo 06/03/2010 2:03 PM
I was asked to replicate a wedding cake from 50 years ago. The cake was covered with sugar bells. Is there any place you can just buy the bells or do you have to make them. If you have to make them, does anyone know how?
cakedujour 06/03/2010 2:53 PM
I think that globalsugart.com has molds for bells. They might very well offer the recipe for the sugar needed to make them as well. They are pretty good with telling you how to use their products. I don't know if mmumsie has these or not but it would hurt to check. slice-heaven.com
cakedujour 06/03/2010 2:54 PM
Ok, where's the edit button? WILTON, WE NEED AN EDIT BUTTON!!!

It WOULDN"T hurt to check slice-heaven.com!!!
sweetgrandma 06/04/2010 9:18 PM
How funny that someone wants those sugar bells...We learned to do them in my decorating class about 35 years ago and the first cake I did for class had them on it. I don't remember the ratio of water to sugar but it's not much water...just enough to make the sugar stick together..then you jam it into the bell mold and let it dry...seems like not all the way dry...and then with a spoon dig out the center leaving the edges about 3/4 in thick.
foodguy 06/05/2010 11:44 AM
1 cup of granulated sugar
2 teaspoons water

Mix well with a fork.
Pack tightly into bell molds and immediatedly unmold onto little squares of cardboard.
Let dry for 2 hours-very gently scrape out the inside leaving a solid shell.
If they break easily-let dry longer.
Make lots of extras as they do break easily.
Sugar may be colored with a touch of pate color at time of mixing.

LOL! Back when Dinosaurs roamed the earth we made these by the 100's!
rabbitmom 06/05/2010 5:40 PM
My mom taught me how to make these 40 years ago too and I thought they were so cool, and this year I'm teaching my 4-H kids how to make these and place on cakes.
MARIE J 06/05/2010 6:50 PM
Another way would be to get a sugar mold of a bell !!! Maybe you'll be able to find a 3D one that's big/small enough !!
goodbagels 09/29/2012 8:14 AM
I also was asked to make a 50th anniversary cake and they wanted sugar bells. Thank you so much for the recipe and simple instructions! I was clueless.
cakedujour 09/29/2012 1:17 PM
Welcome to the forum. There is a ton or more of really good information here, both on the discussion forum and the Wilton site in general. Oh, the hours you can spend here...!
Felicia's 10/02/2012 7:49 PM
I don't think I will be making these anytime soon, but I am adding this to my favorites, because I love the old school things. Thanks Foodguy for sharing your knowledge of these. Also have to say I love your work!
mmumsie 10/03/2012 8:04 PM
I don't have bell molds but I could get them if needed. Just let me know.