Rock Candy

Decorating By cncsmom45 Updated 15 Mar 2012 , 5:56am by scp1127

cncsmom45 Posted 11 Mar 2012 , 7:10pm
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How easy is it to work putting on the sides of a cake? My concern is the weight of the candy falling off. Cheapest place to purchase? Anyone have luck making their own colored rock candy?

Also, if I bought rock candy, what flavor(s) of cake and filling would go well with lemon and blue raspberry candy?

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scp1127 Posted 14 Mar 2012 , 5:35am
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I made my own as a fourth grade science project. It's pretty easy. I use a recipe from Gesine Bullock-Prado, but I'm sure the internet is full of them.

To add to a cake, wouldn't it kind of melt somewhat in the frosting? Like a sucker or hard candy? Maybe even bleed? Just test it.

imagenthatnj Posted 14 Mar 2012 , 4:46pm
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It's easy to make, but you need some patience to let it "grow." Besides, you might not get the exact color you want.

NY Baking store has a big selection of colors. I don't think they're cheap, though. But here's a link to a photo, so that you can see.

And it doesn't fall off, but you have to use smaller pieces if it's on the sides. This first cake sample is one of my favorites:

scp1127 Posted 15 Mar 2012 , 4:41am
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I had no idea what the application looked like. I just knew how to make the candy. That is an interesting idea.

Lovelyladylibra Posted 15 Mar 2012 , 4:53am
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Party city has rock candy in every color

scp1127 Posted 15 Mar 2012 , 5:56am
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I get it at Party City too for candy buffets.

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