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« on: November 26, 2004 07:41:45 PM »

Has anyone thought of making these?:

I saw them on urban outfitters and while they aren't super-expensive, I only really want them if I can make them myself? Anyone have experience with melting candy canes to mold them?
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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2004 10:20:19 PM »

ooo that looks like fun!

as for melting them... i have no idea... microwave maybe? but they might stick to the bowl...hmmm  Huh
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2004 04:25:05 PM »

Sticking candy cane in cup in microwave RIGHT now - Will let you know how it turns out with a pic realllly soon.

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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2004 04:30:34 PM »

I will be surprised if the microwave works. You usually have to heat sugar to at least 200degrees before it starts to do anything. I guess if the microwave will boil water it can soften cady canes. But I seriously doubt this can be reproduced at home. Good luck!
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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2004 04:48:49 PM »

Since you can crush hard candies and melt them to make candied spoons for stirring drinks, I'd think you could soften candy canes.  I recommend a regular oven.  Just put them on a cookie sheet and pop those puppies in.  Keep a close eye and a pair of gloves handy.  Pull them out as soon as they get soft, and wind them into the shot glasses, then squish them down so the seams all seal.

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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2004 05:36:40 PM »

Hmmm those look really cool and I'm afraid I can't offer any advice on how to go about making them but I did try making these christmas ornaments which also involved melting candies in the oven:

When I tried to make them (and I followed the given instructions) they did not turn out...the different colours of lifesavers melted at different rates and they were all over the place...I was gonna post earlier to see if anyone else had tried them and had success but I forgot until I came accross this post.  Here is the website for anyone who is interested:
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2004 03:32:44 PM »

Sticking candy cane in cup in microwave RIGHT now - Will let you know how it turns out with a pic realllly soon.

Heather Smiley

Nope, you're right Zephren, they don't melt very well in the microwave.  They melted in some spots and not in others.  I am still working on getting these the right shape too (There's a pub crawl coming up in a few weeks and I would love to take a few with me). I am going to try them in the oven next - haven't given up yet.  Love the lifesavers decorations too!!

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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2004 03:48:31 PM »

those sound yummy!

hope u guys figure it out..

« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2004 03:56:54 PM »

Do you think that it would work to soften them in a pot of boiling water?  If it works for plastic toothbrushes, I bet it would work for candycanes.

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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2004 04:03:19 PM »

im afraid the boiling water might eat away at it. sucking on it makes it disapear....? Youd probably have to make a candy cane from scratch and from it in the shape you want when it was warm and pliable before it went hard.
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