Pleasant Vices: Sugar

In the final episode of the Pleasant Vices series (*sobs*) I demonstrate how to make a sugar sculpture to adorn your table. Want to add some punch to your dinner parties? Or make a political statement at Sunday lunch? The history of sugar sculpture is one of status, power and storytelling, so what forms you choose to make and what tales you choose to tell are up to you - but it takes just three ingredients to create a decoration that could last for centuries. 

 Assyrian Lion Sugar Sculpture by AVM Curiosities | Photo: Tasha Marks

Assyrian Lion Sugar Sculpture by AVM Curiosities | Photo: Tasha Marks

If you'd like to know more about the history of sugar, you can watch Part 1 of Episode 4 of Pleasant Vices here, or pop over to the British Museum blog to read my article, the story of sugar in 5 objects

And it's on this sweet note that Series 1 of Pleasant Vices comes to an end. I hope it's given you much food for thought, and that you enjoyed watching it as much as I loved making it. Thank you for watching, it's been a pleasure!


Pleasant Vices: Sugar
Part four of a four-part YouTube series
Commissioned and produced by the British Museum
In collaboration with, and hosted by, Tasha Marks

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