Sugar Mice

"British Tradition! Yummy year round, good prezzies at x-mas, and brilliant in stockings."
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Ready In:
2hrs 20mins
30 Mouse Sized Mice




  • Put the sugar and water into a pan, and heat gently until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Add glucose, and boil until 240 degrees Fahrenheit/105 centigrade.
  • Take from heat, and allow to cool until it starts to thicken.
  • When cool enough to handle, work in the coloring, if you are using it, and knead it.
  • Pat out into a square.
  • Separate fondant into equal parts (1 inch squares work really well.).
  • COVER! in a bowl, in a freezer bag, anything so it won't dry out. It gets irritating when it's dried out --
  • Roll each piece between hands till it's nice and smooth.
  • Stick the tails into the fondant.
  • Shape into mice-shapes.
  • Take a tiny bit of fondant, work in the cocoa powder or food coloring to make noses.Pink or brown noses :) your choice!
  • Place on parchment and let dry for 24 hours. Keeps for ages, just keep them cool, dry, separate.

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  1. Cathleen Colbert
    Something's missing. There is no way this stuff is going to thicken. The measurements are a bit weird, neither US or metric. Now I have a pan with 2 pounds of sugar and no idea what to do.


Hrm...based on the ideas given... I live in England. But I was raised in Georgia, USA. Yes yes, a southern girl through and through. I'm a student in a serious relationship with a brit. I'm a student studying English Literature and History, loving every minute I might add. My favorite cook book is anything by Jamie Oliver or Gordon Ramsey, I just think they're grand! And it's written in a clear way. My biggest pet peeve will always be rudeness. I'm southern--there is never, ever an excuse for bad manners.
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