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Candy Construction: How to Build Race Cars, Castles, and Other Cool Stuff out of Store-Bought Candy Paperback – October 1, 2010
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About the Author
Sharon Bowers contributes to iVillage and Parents magazine, and is the author of Ghoulish Goodies, Candy Construction, and The Idiot’s Guide to Cooking Chicken.
Top Customer Reviews
One nice thing about all the projects, is they are all entirely edible, no toothpicks or other things you need to warn children about for safety reasons. And it includes several recipes for frosting "mortar" to hold everything together. The chapter on "Things that Go Vrroom" has ideas for fun and delicious vehicles. The race car and bi-plane made out of chocolate, candy and cookies were simple, yet turned out amazing! I thought that either of these would be excellent as a party favor for a young boy's birthday.
In the Flights of Fancy section, there are pyramids (perfect for a school project!), pirates, castles, and more. My daughter loved the board games made from cookies and candy in the Fun and Games area. Plus, it makes playing the game more fun when you get to eat what you capture:). All kinds of delightful creatures abound in the Unnatural Wonders chapter, including beautiful, stained glass butterflies!Read more ›
Although I love a good baking project, I don't always have countless hours to spend on them. Making multi-layered cakes with 5 different colors or frosting or fondant can be really time-consuming. Working with candy, on the other hand, is much faster. There's also a much greater margin for error, since most of the important pieces are pre-made.
The one caution with this book is that you can't just open it up and expect to be able to make everything with a quick trip to the store. Most things are pretty easy to find, but there are some candies you might need to hunt for (or order online in advance). Some recipes do include a little bit of advance baking or prep work. Don't wait until the last minute, or you'll be very limited in which items you can make. It's not that any of them are super time-consuming, it's just a matter of availability at your store of choice.
Bought the book on blind instinct. Would like to have seen one of recipes to see how easy they are to construct. Would like to have seen list of tools necessary to see if the projects would be expensive because of tools I would find it necessary to buy before using the book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is full of all kinds of ideas to make candy creations. Lots of great pictures and information on how-to.Published on February 5, 2014 by MissV
I was hoping for more ideas. These ideas are good, but I guess I was just expecting more. It atleast has a good base for ideas.Published on July 23, 2013 by J. Podborny
This is a great book. It explains everything so you can understand. My class at school had fun doing several projects from this book.Published on March 15, 2013 by M King
This is wonderfully fun! It's pretty easy stuff too. Using ingredients that are easy to find or things like rice crispies, which are easy to make.Published on December 30, 2011 by ruby chimera