On Wednesday evening, Jen and I got together to make Christmas candy (and cake pops, but I’ll leave that story to Jen). Our candy was a great success last year, so I was really excited to do it again.
The two of us have lots of molds, and we stocked up on chocolate when it was on sale at Michael’s/AC Moore.
Painting the designs can be a lot of fun, if a bit tedious after a while.
I got experimental with these swirly blue and white angels.
Last year, I painted little ornaments on the trees, but Jen and I weren’t into details as much this time. Too many other projects to do.
I am so glad I bought light blue chocolate! This version of the 12 Days might be my favorite.
Although, the light blue on white is beautiful too.
Candy making is great fun, but sometimes, it goes awry. For example, one can be filling bon bon molds with Heath bits, when one accidentally overfills the mold and makes a mess. Then, one makes this face, which is quite serious and not at all happy.
Sometimes, angel heads pop off (his cappa was detated!) and candy makers become infuriated, saying very holiday-inappropriate things, such as “G********! My f****** angel’s head just broke off!” But I don’t know anyone who says such things.
Sometimes, candy makers have dogs who stare wistfully at stuffed objects.
This particular dog also looked at the stairs with deep longing and heart-wrenching sadness for over an hour before the reason for his anguish was discovered, just out of his reach behind a dog gate: the forbidden Bobo.
Despite a couple of minor setbacks, this project was a good one. Behold! Finished, packaged, chocolate gifts!
I was so pleased with my chocolates that, in the spirit of giving, I made Hamlet’s dream of a Bobo come true.
10 minutes after receiving the Bobo:
How is everyone else’s holiday baking/crafting coming along?