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Spun Sugar

The ordinary made extraordinary with spun sugar. [Photograph: Lauren Weisenthal]

Using spun sugar as a topper for desserts is a great way to turn something ordinary into extraordinary. For a cleaner look, create a simple template to catch the strands of pulled sugar, or simply gather the sugar strands together into a free-form ball. Use for topping cupcakes, cakes, individual custards, or even ice cream sundaes. Don't forget to check out this step-by-step slideshow before you begin, and remember to use extreme caution when working with hot sugar.

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