Yes, it is reasonable to do that, watch the sweetness.
I like to use pure corn syrup, not Karo or other cheaper products, as they have flavorings added. You can also use other sugar based syrups. To do similar without added sweetness, you can use powdered arrowroot, which gives a nice thickening and sheen, without added sweetness.
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA
Whip It Off, Chambers!
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