Prepare an your mise en place.
To make the caramel, place a small heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. When it is just hot, add the sugar and lower the heat. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to prevent lumps from forming, for about 5 minutes, or until the sugar melts, turns a warm amber color, and becomes quite clear. As long as the syrup is cloudy, the sugar needs to diss