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Cake Pops as a gift for husband

When my cake pops became popular, I got series of orders. One came from a former colleague Rahma who was eyeing for cake pops as a gift for her husband’s birthday. 136 more words


Lavender Shortbread

Kind of amazing things happen when you don’t have wifi.

An explanation will follow, but first, a story.

We’re not big TV people, but I love the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade and, you know, … 202 more words


Crystal Planets

I’ve been on a bit of a planetary kick recently, with the theme of Little Man’s birthday party and with us redecorating his bedroom.  But since I’ve started on this path, let’s continue.  1,629 more words

Fun With Kids

365 day 152

Macro image of sugar crystals.

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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

Science & Food

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