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Sugar Chemistry of Hard Candies

Old-fashioned candy-making is a fascinating spectacle, if one ever gets the opportunity to watch. Fortunately, the Internet is full of videos like this one, which shows how hard candies (specifically, candy canes) are made by hand: 771 more words

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Paranoid of Ants

I have used almost 20 pounds of sugar in the past 3 weeks constructing the aforementioned ice castle and sugar crystals. The precision needed when making rock candy combined with my own happy but time consuming effort to make the whole process a learning moment for the small people in my house has called for several ice castles to be made, and broken, and several plan B’s, and C’s, and repairs to plan B’s… 26 more words