Hello lovelies. I hope you’re in the mood for lots of eye candy, literally, because I’m obsessed with these old-school DIY recipes for home-made sweeties. If you’ve got a kids’ party coming up then bookmark this page because the end-results are amazing to look at (think of the points you’ll earn from your kids and the glares of envy from the mommy friends in your circle… I jest about the jealousy, but not really, they’ll hate you for all the right reasons). The recipes are also fairly straightforward and doable even for confectionary-challenged people like me. You will need lots of ingredients and need to be meticulous about sugar burning and all that stuff, plus you will have to invest in some specialised equipment. But I’ve done my research and honestly, there’s nothing you can’t find at the supermarket or online from places like Yuppiechef or Mambos (who have a great kitchen section with loads of moulds) or specialist confectionary online stores like The Chocolate Den. I’m making some of the rock candy this weekend for the kids because the occasional sugar rush (in my case to the power of three) is just what every home needs and sometimes you just have to say sugar schmugar who cares!
Gorgeous Rock Candy from the Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt blog. It’s such a nice idea to present as a gift in a mason jar. Or as a party favour for a wedding take-home treat.
These beautiful lollipops by Sprinklebakes are made even more lovely with edible flowers in the centres, but you could also do 100s and 1000s or edible glitter. Aren’t they swoomsome?
Candy kebabs are a thing and hello, don’t you love? I mean, pineapple and strawberries and Granny Smith apple chunks have their place, but these… They’re by Oh Happy Day and I spotted them on Bloglovin‘
You could omit the booze but these grown-up lollypops by The Road To Honey will go down very well at an adults-only celebration. Just don’t leave them out for the kids to get hold of because, well, booze and sugar and littlies = NO!
I love sugar-encrusted gummy sweets and these don’t even require a mould to make. They’re by Our Best Bites. Don’t mind if I do…
Costume jewellery you can eat? What’s not to love. Clockwise from top left: Edible gems by Intimate Weddings; Valentine gems by Martha Stewart; and soft gummy gemstones by Swoon Magazine. I spotted that The Choc Den has brilliant gemstone moulds amongst all their other goodies for serious bakers and makers.