- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon salt
- In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and cold water. Cook on medium-high heat without stirring until the sugar becomes golden, approximately 8 minutes. Remove from heat, and carefully stir in heavy cream, being cautious of splattering sugar. Stir in butter and salt. Reserve 4 tablespoons for the cream cheese frosting and 4 tablespoons for decorating the top of the cake, and set aside.