How Far Ahead Can You Make Candy?

Sugar Work By corrine025 Updated 1 Jan 2009 , 9:49pm by fiddlesticks

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corrine025 Posted 1 Jan 2009 , 9:08pm
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Hi, I am making candies from the candy melts that you add flavors to for my wedding favors. I have boxes to put them in and several molds to make them out of. I was wondering how far ahead of time these can be made. can they be kept in the freezer or do they need to stay at room temperature?

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MaisieBake Posted 1 Jan 2009 , 9:18pm
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Cool room temperature, weeks to months should be okay.

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fiddlesticks Posted 1 Jan 2009 , 9:21pm
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Cool room temp and several months should be fine !

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sillychick Posted 1 Jan 2009 , 9:31pm
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Just be careful what you store them next to. I made some candies once and stored them next to candles for a wedding. I didn't know they were scented until I tried one a week before the wedding and they tasted really funky. Luckily I had time to do them again, but I wasn't happy about it! Turnes out the candles were gardenia scented and sealed in plastic. I couldn't even smell them through the package but it doesn't take too much exposure to transfer some scents/flavors.

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corrine025 Posted 1 Jan 2009 , 9:32pm
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wedding is in may, is it too soon? I go back to school on the 12th of january and Im going to be really busy, was trying to go ahead and get some stuff done.

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fiddlesticks Posted 1 Jan 2009 , 9:49pm
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If your just doing melted choc and making shapes, with no added fancy design on them that might fade itself or fade onto a colored choc then yes you can make them now, keep them in a cool place out of the sun and away from other foods etc !

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