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Re: How does one make 'fake glass', or the highly breakable, edible, glass?

Date: Tue Jun 29 00:23:46 1999
Posted By: Ken Johnsen, MadSci Admin
Area of science: Chemistry
ID: 930124194.Ch

The "glass" that you describe is actually a sheet of cane sugar!

A saturated solution of sucrose [487 grams of sugar will dissolve in 100 ml of 
boiling water] is prepared and cast onto the same kind of paper [release paper] 
that 'stickers' come on. The water is allowed to slowly evaporate and a sheet 
of clear rock candy is left behind which is used to fabricate all the glass 
stunts you see in the movies special effects scenes. is perfectly edible.....!

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