For a catering event this past weekend I thought it would be fun do do a sugar garnish for my chocolate cake. They are super easy and fun to do! Here is the final result:
I found this youtube video that teaches how to make spun sugar as well and plan on doing it for another event this weekend. The Glucose part is not necessary if you do not have it. Just keep a close eye on the melting sugar and make sure to use a damp pastry brush along the sides of the pan to keep from crystalizing.
If you want to do flat garnishes like mine, simply drizzle your melted sugar onto a silpat. Once cooled, carefully remove it and place on your cake. Happy baking!