Top 10 Unusual and Amazing Things People do With Sugar

Top 10 Unusual and Amazing Things People do With Sugar
Top 10 Unusual and Amazing Things People do With Sugar

Well, we all know that we eat too much sugar in our diets, but most of us can’t quite give it up. However, most of these pictures below are sooooooo beautiful, it would be sacrilege to even lick your lips! Most of the links lead to amazing photo galleries, and a lot of the artists actually teach…so keep your beady eyes open in case they come to a town near you. It was really hard choosing just 10, but along the way I found out some incredible things – for example, when you watch your favourite hero/heroine diving through glass windows or having bottles smashed around them in films – it’s all made of sugar glass….who knew? But I am glad to know that it’s safer than it looks…

 


Top 10 Unusual and Amazing Things People do With Sugar


 

Sculptures made from sugar cubes
Sculptures made from sugar cubes

10 – Art

This amazing sculpture of Downing St (number 10) is made with nothing more that sugar cubes, in fact, the artist a Mr  Brendan Jamison makes lots of things with sugar cubes, so why now click on the link and take a look at all the other things he has made as well.

Green House Made From Sugar
Green House Made From Sugar

9 – House

This rather colourful greenhouse it  made from 162 panels of sugar glass sandwiched between regular glass! So while you can’t eat the whole building, you could lick it at least!

3D Printout Made With Sugar
3D Printout Made With Sugar

8 – Print Out

While most of us are still trying to get our heads around the concept of 3D printing, the clever folk at the Sugar Lab have already taken it a step further by making 3D printed food art! I have a serious case of gadget envy.

Tiananmen sugar sculptures
Tiananmen sugar sculptures

7 – Blown Art

The art of blowing sugar goes back hundreds of centuries in China, and street artists still practise today and they are known as tang ren, “sugar people”. It’s truly amazing to watch.

Sugar Blown Art
Sugar Blown Art

6 – Blowing sugar

Much like the previous one, this blown sugar art just had to be included. This work in progress takes ages and just for the look on the guys’ faces you see how hard it is.

Tiananmen sugar sculpture
Tiananmen sugar sculpture

5 – Two lions playing ball

Most subjects in Chinese sugar art are based around good fortune, animals and folk tales, while there is is the same as number 7 the style of this level of sculpture is worthy of a 2nd place. From the basic versions of number 7 to the more finished work of art here.

Glasses made with Sugar
Glasses made with Sugar

4 – Sugar Glass

If somebody told you that these amazing glasses were made in Ancient Rome, you might well believe them, but these very delicate glasses are in fact made from sugar.

Castle made from sugar cubes
Castle made from sugar cubes

3 – Art…again.

Once again from the very talented artist Brendan Jamison is this amazing castle made from sugar cubes! It seems this man can build just about anything with our tasty cubes.

Blown Sugar Art
Blown Sugar Art

2 – Stephane Klein

Most of his site is in French, and apparently there’s a whole sugar festival in France every year in November. And one of those amazing artists is Stephane Klein who made this!

Drinking Glasses Made From Sugar
Drinking Glasses Made From Sugar

1 – Yuka Otani Sweet Vessels ‘12

Well, here’s cheers to talent and creativity, raise your glasses, please! If you want to learn how to spin sugar and make caramel swirls and baskets at home, they are simple how-to and lots of other resources on the net, just take care because sugar gets incredibly hot, but it is great fun.

38 thoughts on “Top 10 Unusual and Amazing Things People do With Sugar”

  1. Not sure what you mean. I haven’t explored all the links, and the sugar blowers haven’t given me any inclination to choose one over the other. I’ve seen it done in Venice, but never with sugar; I simply find it amazing because I never knew it was possible or even existed. But I assume the white is easier ot blow!! You’re killing me here Big D.

  2. In which case, I hope they move next door to me. I need a vacation from my persistent ant infestation hehe.

  3. re: no.9 – think it’s pretty stable, which is probably why he sandwiched the sugar glass inside normal glass – if you look at the photos in his gallery via the link, there’s even a picture of it all frosted up in the midst of winter –

  4. I am fascinated by these creative and talented people. they make me think of glass blowers only in a different medium. I knew about the sugar glass in movies – you learn a lot on Universal Studio tours as well as have a lot of fun. Will #9 melt if it is left outside in the sun? What a shame if it does, all that work literally going to ground.

  5. These are amazing. I knew they use sugar glass for stunts but for some reason it never occurred to me to use it for such beautiful artwork. I suppose it disintegrates in time. I’m not able to decide which I Iike best.

  6. These are amazing! Just shows how you can make something so amazing with something so simple 🙂

Which one did you like?