~Our Renewals~ Hey my WBC family! I've been a little hush- hush lately. Our 14th wedding ann...
Here I am, so excited about finding our favor tins for our Sea Glass Candy favors at our local Goodwill for $5.00/30 each! I know these tins are a pretty penny at Michaels, so I grabbed these babies real quick! LOL
Laurie88 was one of my favorite brides here at WBC! I really miss her bloggings and she had the most beautiful beach wedding I have ever seen! Thank you Laurie88 for this one girlie! I fell so in love with her wedding favors of homemade Sea Glass Candies in orange and dark pink! She placed the homemade goodies into simular tins in Pic #3.
I found the blogged recipe on her site: http://rookiewife520.blogspot.com/2011/09/i-adore-sea-glass-candy-wedding-favors.html
Hubby and I will make these for our guests, with a twist of mint and strawberry flavors.
You Will Need:
2 Cups of Sugar
1/4-1esp flavoring oil
3/4 cup corn syrup(make sure it's the clear syrup! or else the candy will turn a darkish color)
3/4 cups water
Grease a cookie sheet or baking pan with Butter.( I found a 8x8 baking pan worked best because the edges were smooth and not jagged)
Measure Ingredients Pour granulated sugar, corn syrup and water in a medium saucepan. Place over medium heat and stir until sugar dissolves.
Without stirring, boil the mixture until a candy thermometer reads between 300 and 310 degrees. (This will take about 30 minutes.) Drop a small amount into ice water. If it separates into brittle strands its ready.
Remove from heat and let boiling subside.
Measure flavoring oil and pour into candy mixture. Also add food coloring if desired. Blend with a wooden spoon. (Youll notice that it will get really steamy for a few seconds.)
Pour onto greased cookie sheet or cake pan. Let cool.
Cover hardened candy with parchment paper and tap with a mallet to shatter candy into small pieces.
Use a basting brush and coat candy pieces with icing sugar or confectioners sugar.
Some of the pieces ended up breaking off and being to small, I had to pick through the good large pieces that could be used. I then put them in a container and covered them in the powdered sugar. -Individually- Which was a pain, but I was so ridiculous and wanted everything to be perfect.. you probably don't have to go as far as I did with it!
Then I lined the mini tins with cupcake liners so that they wouldn't stick to the inside and placed the candy in the tins. I attached the ribbon to the bottom of the tins with glue dots. With the help of one of my lovely bridesmaids and my sister, we were able to wrap these with the ribbon and add the gemstones in 1 night, it was quite a task and not one I would have been able to tackle by myself, but the end result was well worth it.