Thursday, 11 April 2019

My Favorite Holiday Candy

Holiday is the second biggest holiday of the year when it comes to candy, taking second only to the king of them all: Halloween.

Still, that says a lot about the candy industry and how much it prospers around this time of year. I can’t get enough of the unique, brightly colored candies that always seem to be shaped in the form of an egg, some type of bird, or a rabbit. Perhaps it’s because I’m a big fan of the outdoors and precious wildlife. Perhaps I’m just big on the spring season alone.

I always get asked what my favorite candy is for whatever reason despite not having a big sweet tooth, but when it comes to Holiday, I don’t have much trouble pinpointing my top sweets packaged in candy boxes. Read on to see my favorites.

The Holiday classic. For some reason, people seem to love or hate Peeps. I’m on the loving side since I really do enjoy the consistency of marshmallow and the sweetness of the colored sugar on every Peep. Just as well, the designs, colors, and sometimes different flavors that Peeps come in make it exciting to see what they’re gonna do next.

Robin eggs

As far as chocolate candies go, getting a few candy boxes of the robin colored “eggs” is one of my favorite things. I like to think of them as chocolate malt balls whether or not they actually are. The design of the eggs is particularly appealing to me as well considering how spot on they are with the color.

Sour candies

Every year I look forward to the different types of sour candies out on the Holiday market as they get my taste buds going quicker than any other candy. I’m not huge on the extremely sour things like Warheads, but something with a bit of bite to them is always fun.

Cadbury eggs

More candy means more eggs. These are particularly well-known because of the creaminess within. There’s not much else out there in terms of candy that screams Holiday quite like Cadbury eggs.

Chocolate bunnies
Now, I can’t say pure chocolate shaped into a mold is my favorite, because I really don’t ever crave pure milk chocolate. But this makes the list simply because it’s a staple of Holiday candies you can expect to see year in and year out. I especially enjoy it when they color the tips of the ears, the eyes, or even the little bowtie that always happens to be present on the rabbit.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

The Technique Of Making Colorful Candy Bouquet

To add fun to an occasion in your beloveds' life, you are ready to do some experiments right? Then, you can try for a colorful and attractive candy bouquet this time. It is not very expensive, and you can make it with less effort with few candy boxes though, you don't know how to make an attractive one. Making a Lollipop Bouquet, as a present will bring out your creative ideas in a better way.

1. Select the Container

You should apply your creative mind to choose the container according to the person you are gifting to. A coffee cup or parfait cup is good for friends and coworkers, a sand pail for children, a plastic flower pot or clay pot for the gardener, popcorn cover for a movie buff, etc.

2. Get a Good Collection of Candies

Choose the candies that the giftee love along with visually appealing wrappers. Always choose variety wrapped candies with a mix of small candy bars, bubble gum, toffees, etc. There are candy boxes with different colored wraps available in the market for making the bouquet, and you can use few. The colors of the wraps also should be representing the receiver, and bright colors could be the best option for children, gold or silver for anniversaries, white and red for Valentine's Day, green and red for Christmas, etc.

3. Fix Styrofoam at the Bottom of the Container

Fill the bottom of the container with a chunk of properly cut Styrofoam and fix it with a glue gun. Wait for some time to get it completely cemented unless you are planning to fix it on the sides of the container.

4. Fix a Wooden Skewer at the Center of Styrofoam

Use a wooden skewer or a thick popsicle stick in this step and wrap it with a green floral tape. Insert the skewer into the center of the Styrofoam and fix it with a dab of glue. Apply some glue at the other end of the skewer as well to fix a Styrofoam ball in it. The Styrofoam ball should be almost in the size of the container; generally, ball in the size of a tennis ball would work in most cases. To add more effect, use a green Styrofoam ball or use a green wrap to a different colored ball.

5. Attach the Candies to the Styrofoam ball

Use floral pins to fix it over the Styrofoam ball. You can either fix both the ends of candies and one end alone. Pinning candies should be continued until the entire ball area is covered by the candies. After completing the fixing, once again fix the skewer at the bottom of the container.

6. Make it more Colorful Using Bows and Loops

Using colored ¼-inch ribbons, make loops and small bows and fix it along with the candies around Styrofoam ball. You can also think creatively and add whichever you find useful to the Bouquet that makes it more attractive and festive.

7. Fill the Container with Dried Sphagnum Moss or Shredded Paper

Filling the container with colorful shredded paper or dried sphagnum moss would add more appeal to the Bouquet. It will also hide the Styrofoam fixed at the bottom of the container. You would also find setting candy canes into the bottom of the container making it more colorful. At last, you can tie a bright color bow around the container of the Candy Bouquet.