Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Singapore Sweets

Restaurant Andre's Dessert Dome
You can't chew bubble gum but you can get an elevated Oreo and magical meringue served under glass at Singapore's wondrous French restaurant, Restaurant Andre.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Cynthia Rowley's Curious Candy

Equal parts retail and event space, Cynthia Rowley's Curious Candy, on the Upper East Side, is quite magnificent. Buy your tricks, treats, and costumes in one amazing, two-story spot. Head upstairs for the sweets and eyeball a space-age floss maker, glass cake stands and sparkly tailed PiƱatas.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Pretty Hard Candy

I am getting ready to teach another candy making class and I am preparing by  making lots of hard candy. 

I can hardly wait to use my vintage hard candy roller. Imagine the infinite possibilities of flavored and colored drops and lozenges!

Recently, I have been practicing my candy making in Madison, WI. I even got a special demo from Primrose Candy. Look at the beautiful flower cut rock candy they made!!  

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

My Career in Candy Land from All American Cooking (+12 Candies)

Beth Kimmerle has always been a candy lover. She grew up near Chicago, where chocolate and candy have a storied past. Beth became fascinated not just by the taste but also by the packaging of each individual piece. 
“The way candy represented special occasions, holidays, and events made it a kind of window into history and culture,” she says. “And the type of candy a person prefers can tell us so much about their taste and background.”
Beth has taken her passion for all things candy and turned it into a career as a candy expert and historian. She works as a writer, educator, and consultant, sharing her knowledge across the candy industry and beyond in myriad of ways.