Decorating Caramel (for Decorative Sugar Work)
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If while working with the caramel it begins to harden, reheat it by placing it over low heat.
(Prior to making the Decorating Caramel) Lightly oil two 18-inch wooden dowels or wooden-handled spoons. Place them 12 inches apart on a clean worktable so that they extend off the edge of the table approximately 12 inches. Line a few sheet pans with paper and place them under the dowels to catch drips. Prepare the Decorating Caramel.
To Make the Threads, dip a whisk approximately 3 inches into the caramel. With a quick flick of the wrist, shake the whisk back and forth over the ends of the dowels. Repeat the process until a mass of threads collects on the dowels.
Collect the threads and coil into a nest or other shape. Use to garnish ice cream, cakes, or other desserts.