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Spun sugar decorations are way easier than you ever realised. Here’s how to make them.
200 grams / 1 cup super-fine sugar
Prepare a baking sheet with a silicon mat or wax paper.
Melt the sugar in a pan, stirring until it has completely melted into caramel.
Allow to cool slightly, then begin to pull your sugar decorations.
With the back of a ladle coated in a bit of vegetable oil, drizzle the caramel over the baking sheet, creating any shape you like. Trim any excess pieces and allow to cool before carefully removing.
For a sugar disc, drizzle the caramel in a circular motion over the baking sheet, and allow to cool completely.
For the spiral, make sure the caramel is slightly cooler and holding its shape. Twirl the sugar around a steel knife-sharpening blade to create tight spiral effect.