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No Soup Spoon For You

Suck UK Sugar Skull Silver Spoon

No soup spoon for you. Sure, you could try to enjoy soup with this Suck UK Sugar Skull Spoon, but what good what it do? Perhaps if you manage to procure a soup recipe — say from a nice armoire — you can make a nice chunky soup so it doesn’t all drain through those little holes. Or just maybe use a regular spoon. Although it is a pretty sweet looking spoon and would go nicely with a sugar skull apron.

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January 23, 2015   No Comments

Edible (Candy) Eyeballs

Wilton Candy Eyeballs

Yes, technically all eyeballs are edible (or so they say). But these Wilton Candy Eyeballs are certainly much sweeter. Sold in a pack 56, the sugar eyes are meant for decorating cakes, cookies and other sweet treats. So they probably won’t mind being plucked out (of frosting).

February 15, 2011   No Comments

Carnival in your kitchen… and on your sofa… and in the carpet… and on the drapes…

Nostalgia Electrics Retro Series 50's Style Cotton Candy Machine

The carnival has packed up and is heading off into the sunset. The sounds of the midway are faint in the air. A slight breeze carries the scent of fried foods and roller coaster grease. You take a step forward, hoping to capture one last taste of the county fair and all that it has to offer. Instead, you find a sticky paper cone attached to the bottom of your sole; a piece of pink-stained detritus left over from the summer carnival.

Lucky for you, you can take that crumpled tube of paper and breath new life into it with your very own cotton candy machine. The Nostalgia Electrics Retro Series 50’s Style Cotton Candy Machine is a countertop appliance set to spin all year long. Just add sugar mixture and use the included reusable plastic cones to catch the freshly flossed cotton candy as it spins out of the machine. Now, that sticky and goopy mess that you thought you left out in the fairgrounds can finally be made at home. Lucky you.

October 12, 2009   No Comments

Diving into candy coating

Sweet Coating Maker for the KitchenAid stand mixer

Candy is made in giant tumblers that coat nuts and other small ingredients in sugar. Just put in your ingredients and turn it on. Before you know it, you have a (great big) batch of candy. While most of us do not have the luxury of installing one of these people-sized machines in our home (or the need for that much candy), we can use the stand mixer to make some candy with this simple attachment.

The Sweet Coating Maker works with the KitchenAid stand mixer and is capable of producing 30 pounds of candy-coated sweetness per hour. The stainless-steel tumbler allows you to coat fruit, nuts, or other candy pieces in sugar or even chocolate and almond paste. With about a 16-inch diameter, the attachment is considerably smaller than its industrial cousins, making sure that it won’t take up too much room when not in use—or tempt us to dive in and candy-coat ourselves.

***UPDATE***
The link above no longer works, so give this one a spin: De Buyer Sweet Coating System

July 28, 2009   6 Comments