It was a spectacularly bad week for poured sugar. The chess board that I poured, allowed to dry and packaged up, went very south. When I noticed some of the lollipops had gone form clear to cloudy I went to check on the chess board.
The entire piece crystallized. You can see parts of the colored sugar and lines because of the flash. Due to this, I elected not to pour a top coat for the Salamander piece. I entered this into the A&S competition anyway. I wanted people to see what can happen to sugar when it is left to the elements. The chess pieces that went with the board poured nicely. But they were also sealed with varnish after they were dry.
The piece ended up being a great conversation starter. And I think people learned something.