It is still to humid to work sugar.
I have started the task of covering the armature in paper mache/paste board. And I really hate working with this material. It is clumpy, doesn’t like sticking to the armature and takes days to dry. I resorted to putting it into the oven to dry. I have a gas stove, which creates a nice warm, dry environment which is ideal for drying paper.
The wet paper is very heavy on the fragile metal mesh. However, it dried to a nice lightweight. This technique for armature covering/reinforcement is also an exercise of hurry up and wait. I am very glad to have started so far in advance. I think the next time I work on a piece this small, I will just attach the sugar to the mesh and see where it gets me.