How to make hard candy jewels
Jo and I have been doing lots of projects over the last month or so for Little Jo’s birthday party, and I want to show you one of the projects I did for part of the party decor. We found ourselves needing some round gems in just the right color of teal. If they could be edible, all the better. So I did some shopping and some research and came up with everything I needed to make hard candy jewels. By the way, there was a lot of trial and error as I figured out just the right techniques for making hard candy, and I’ll tell you about that at the end of this post. You’ll need to pick up a couple of custom supplies for making hard candy. Before we even think about turning that stove on, we’ve got lots of prep work to do. Fortunately, it’s very easy to calibrate your candy thermometer. I urge you to please not skip this calibration step, because it can save you so much frustration. Once your thermometer is set, then you need to spray the molds with the non-stick cooking spray.
Candy Bar Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches
Candy Bar Cookies? Have I gone mad? Well, no but was craving some chocolate….sorry for those of you who are so good and still dieting I used the same technique I’ve been using with those giant Oreo Stuffed Cookies and am just loving it. I used 3 of my favorite snack size candy bars as pictured above. First up, Reeses Peanut Butter Cup….my absolute favorite :) Place a nice big scoop on top and… …..a nice big scoop on the bottom Use both hands to press and seal edges. Do the same with your Snickers, one giant scoop on top, one on bottom…press and seal edges! Same story for your Kit Kat Bar. Ready for the oven. Bake at 350 degrees F, 14-16 minutes! Can you just die?! The inside of the Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Cookie, mmm! …and the fabulous Kit Kat Bar Cookie. Candy Bar Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches Ingredients Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Makes about 24 LARGE Cookies Other recipes you may enjoy... Bakery Style XXL Chocolate Chip CookiesYou Feeling Blue?
How to Make Marshmallow Fondant
This time I decided to make it with those mini fruit flavored marshmallows. I had to sort them by colour first. I figured they would add a little bit of flavor to the fondant so I wouldn't have to add much flavoring oil. I use gel colours to dye my fondant but regular food colouring will work too. You won't be able to get really dark colours without making your fondant sticky, but for lighter colours you can just even it out with more icing sugar. I also had lemon oil and coconut flavoring on hand.. oh la la the value brand (which still works fine). Step One: Take a couple of handfuls of marshmallows and put them in a microwave safe bowl. I like to make smaller batches because its easier to add the colour to the melted marshmallow than it is to work the colour into the fondant later. Step Two: Stick the marshmallows in the microwave for ten seconds at a time until the are puffed up and easily stir into a goo with a wooden spoon. Step Three: Step Four: Fondant with the icing sugar kneaded in.