NEWTODECORATING Posted 17 Oct 2006 , 2:03am
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My MIL gave me a copyrighted 1981 book -The complete Wilton Book of Candy. Does anyone else have this book? Are there any recipies in it you think are particullarly good. There are several I plan on trying before the holiday goodie platters are made. I have already tried several and have loved all of them.
I have made the Creamy Cream Cheese Fudge (would be great as a choc. candy filling), The Creole pralines, Light Carmels, and dipping carmel. The carmels are expecially good!

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doescakestoo Posted 18 Oct 2006 , 5:52pm
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Don't get me going on that book. I love doing something new in candies and I always get that book out. Yes I have done those and the divinities also. And the hard candie bowls are great to give with home made candies in it. icon_biggrin.gif

NEWTODECORATING Posted 18 Oct 2006 , 7:12pm
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OOHHHH the divinities are next on my list and the turtles, and the .... Oh this is a problem!!

doescakestoo Posted 18 Oct 2006 , 8:25pm
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I had thought I had lost the book for several years. I had at one time separated my cake/candy books from my regular cook books and left it with the regular. Looking for it with the separated books and icon_cry.gif . Well last year I finally found it icon_biggrin.gif . Now I will be using it more often.

Zmama Posted 19 Oct 2006 , 4:50am
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I have the 1993 Candy book, different recipes, but just as good!

cakesbykitty Posted 28 Oct 2006 , 9:22am
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i am jealous. i only have the wilton beginners guide to candy making. i want the one you mentioned!

cakesbykitty Posted 28 Oct 2006 , 9:07pm
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ok, so i ordered it last night! LOL. amazon has them used for $1.51!!!!

NEWTODECORATING Posted 29 Oct 2006 , 12:56pm
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OH my you won't be sorry (well maybe your waist line will be) Let me know what you try.

cakesbykitty Posted 29 Oct 2006 , 8:19pm
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my poor waist line was sorry years ago! LOL!

lilthorner Posted 22 May 2007 , 4:51am

this is so old but I was so interested in this post I bought the book (81 edition) for .81 yes .81.. i paid 6 bucks to get it shipped priority though LOL

NEWTODECORATING Posted 22 May 2007 , 2:48pm

I love this book! It is the best thing my MIL ever gave me, well aside from a wonderful husband!

Please let me know what you try and how you like it.

lilthorner Posted 22 May 2007 , 3:08pm

i was thumbing throughit yesterday drooling all the while.. How can I decide what to do first!!

pralines? caramel.. one of those will probably be first

NEWTODECORATING Posted 22 May 2007 , 3:27pm

the caramels are so good. Really watch your temperature on them. Too little heat and they are to soft, to much and you will break your teeth. If you get them to hard though don't worry, I have found that you can get them warm again and add some sweetened condensed milk and it will make them the right consistancy again.

Over Christmas I made HUNDREDS of the caramel squares. I used them for just plain squares, dipping caramel for apples and turtle pretzels, and I refridgerated them- making them very firm and easy to dip - then dipped in choc, for rolos candy. I also made turtles with caramel, nuts, and choc.

cocakedecorator Posted 23 May 2007 , 2:33am

i think i have this too, now i just need to find it! Sounds like some great recipes in it.

sweetjane Posted 27 May 2007 , 2:27pm

One more recipe that's in that book is the mint patties. Those of us that can remember seeing mints decorated like petit fors, those are the ones. People made them for showers and tinted them in pastel colors, then decorated with rose buds, etc. and they just melt in your mouth. Makes a beautiful presentation!

NEWTODECORATING Posted 28 May 2007 , 8:33pm

OHHH I saw those and wanted to try them. Maybe they will be next.

bobwonderbuns Posted 8 Jun 2007 , 3:39pm

Sheesh! Now you guys have me all excited about this book! icon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gif

kimkait Posted 18 Jun 2007 , 1:56pm

I'm sold, just bought on amazon for .04+3.99 shipping.Thanks for info.

bobwonderbuns Posted 18 Jun 2007 , 2:03pm
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Originally Posted by kimkait

I'm sold, just bought on amazon for .04+3.99 shipping.Thanks for info.




I just got mine from Ebay -- it's all over but the delivery! icon_lol.gif

NEWTODECORATING Posted 18 Jun 2007 , 6:28pm

Let me know what you try icon_lol.gif

NEWTODECORATING Posted 18 Jun 2007 , 6:28pm

Let me know what you try icon_lol.gif

Marksgirl Posted 18 Jun 2007 , 6:42pm

I am going to check the library..maybe they will have it there icon_biggrin.gif

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