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How to Make Spun Sugar

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spun sugar
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Spinning sugar is messy, so the first thing to do is to cover your kitchen counter and floor with newspaper, to catch sugar spills. Take 3 or 4 saucepans, and arrange them close together on the paper-covered counter, handles facing outward and extending over the edge of the counter. Spray the handles with nonstick cooking spray. Make sure you are wearing an apron, or clothing that can be easily cleaned, since it is likely that you will get sugar strands on yourself. Finally, fill a large bowl with ice and water, and set it aside to be used later.

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