Giant Rock Candy
I'm trying to make a giant rock candy for my daughters science fair project. We didn't use a string but instead used a 3 foot long dowel. Every recipe that I read was meant for making it with a cotton string.
When the solution was finally made, we let it cool down till the vase was cool to touch. But when we put our seeded dowel into the solution all of it has melted off.
This was started yesterday and the solution stick hasn't crystallized. Is it because I'm using more that it will take longer to form?
Well my concern really is, if this doesn't work, I wanted to reboil the solution to melt the sugar that came off of the stick and try it again, instead with a cotton string.
Would my sugar recrystallize if I were to reheat the saturated solution already made or do I have to make a whole new batch?