How Far In Advance Can I Make Candy?

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AnnieCahill Posted 3 Oct 2010 , 5:29pm
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I need to make a slew of candy for December 11th (my wedding day). I'm doing meringues (not candy I know), truffles, fudge, and peppermint bark. How far in advance can I do this? Obviously I don't want to be stuck making everything the weekend before the wedding, because that's too stressful.

What's your recommendation for making/storing various candies ahead of time (if it's possible)?


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leily Posted 3 Oct 2010 , 6:45pm
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i'm not sure on the truffles, meringues, and fudge. But i usually make my peppermint bark 3-4 weeks before christmas and don't have any issues. Maybe you can freeze the fudge or meringues?? i haven't but maybe someone else has.

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luvlaugh Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 3:46pm
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I would make the marengues, fudge and truffles a couple of days before. When I make truffles for christmas I usually make them 1 to 2 days ahead.

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Giovanna68 Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 2:00pm
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I made all the candy for my wedding also and so i understand. I made everything almost a month ahead of time, including hard candy centerpieces and vacume sealed all of it and it was fine. the only thing im unsure of is the meriunges.

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AnnieCahill Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 1:46am
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Thanks everyone for your replies. I heard that if you wrap stuff well it can freeze ok. I guess we'll see!

Thanks again!

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