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Making your own sweets?

wm3010 Posts: 26 Forumite
edited 29 August 2023 at 4:41PM in Old style MoneySaving
Do any of you old-stylers make your own confectionery? I mean things like humbugs, candy canes etc as well as fudge and truffles and other more common ones. I have ordered a book on how to make confectionary for a friend and would like to get her some bits to go with it to make up a sort of kit, particularly if there is anything that is tricky to get hold of. I have already thought of a sugar thermometer and also some fancy little paper bags for presentation and petit four cases. Any other ideas? I am sure the book might help but I am keen to get started collecting things together now!


  • missmucksmum
    Im not quite that adventurous yet but i buy packs of 80 white plastic lollipops off ebay (a couple of quid) also have a butterfly lollipop mould off ebay which goes with the 4 inch sticks and make my own chocolate lollies mainly for fundraisers for school I get liitle individual plastic bags to go over the top and tie with a ribbon bow they are always the first to sell but I know you can use the moulds to make sweetie lollies too x
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  • wm3010
    wm3010 Posts: 26 Forumite
    Ooh that's a good idea, I hadn't thought about lollies. Thanks for that!
  • meritaten
    meritaten Posts: 24,158 Forumite
    what about moulds? I am sure I have seen moulds for sweety making - may have been on either Ebay or Lakeland site. pretty glassine bags? reels of ribbon? a box template so she can make her own boxes?....and cardstock to start her off?
  • wm3010
    wm3010 Posts: 26 Forumite
    Thanks meritaten, those are also good ideas. I will have a look on Ebay to see what they have - Lakeland only seem to have ones for chocolates and I think she has those already.
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