Sunday, January 30, 2011

Homemade Marshmallow Recipe

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here is a receipe on homemade marsmallow

Ingredients you need:
2 envelopes powdered gelatin
1/2 cup + 1/3 cup cold water
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup light corn syrup
4 egg whites
pinch of salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
about 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1/2 cup cornstarch, sifted together
How to you do it:
1. In a small bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the 1/2 cup of cold water to dissolve and soften.

2. In a saucepan fitted with a candy thermometer, mix the sugar and corn syrup with 1/3 cup of water. Place over medium-to-high heat.

3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, pour in the egg whites and beat on low speed until frothy. Add the pinch of salt.

4. When the syrup reaches between 210 and 220 degrees, increase the speed of the mixer and beat the whites until they are thick and fluffy (do not overbeat).

5. When the syrup reaches 245 degrees, while the mixer is whipping, pour the syrup into the whites. Pour so that the syrup does not fall on the whip, otherwise much of the syrup will splatter onto the sides of the bowl, not into the egg whites.

6. Scrape the gelatin and water into the pan that you used for the syrup and swirl it to dissolve (it should be hot enough from the syrup to dissolve it). Pour the liquified gelatin into the whites as they are whipping. Add the vanilla and continue to whip for 5 minutes.

7. Dust with a sifter a 11x 17 (approximately) baking sheet evenly and completely with cornstarch mixture. Use a spatula to spread the marshmallows in a layer on the pan. Allow to dry for at least 4 hours or overnight, uncovered.

8. Use a sharp knife or scissors to cut the marshmallows into pieces and toss in the powdered sugar and cornstarch mixture. Put the marshmallows in a colander or strainer and shake off the excess cornstarch mixture.

we came across it on the net. so heres the link:
Hope you find the receipe useful:)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Chocolate Recipes

All Chocolate lovers, we going to share with you two chocolate recipes! 

Homemade Chocolate

Making Chocolate Truffles


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

DIY Valentine Gift Wrapping

Have no ideas on how to wrap the candies for valentine's day? watch the videos to learnt how to make a gift box!

Making a gift box (Lid)

Making a gift box (base)

Put your candies into the gift box and now add on a card to your valentine's gift :)
Pop-up valentine's card

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Shaping your own chocolate candy

Troubled finding a Valentine's gift ? Take a look at our recent collection the "Valentine's Day Special", who knows you might just find the right gift!

For those who have limited budget and are clueless on how to make chocolate, dont be worried you do not need to start from the scratch to make nice chocolates. We will be sharing with you some simple tips on how to re-mold the chocolate you brought into the shape you want :)

1. Select your favourite chocolate mold. For example a heart shape mold as shown below.

2. Break the chocolates you have brought into small pieces. This will help to melt it quicker and more evenly. You can use a cutting board and a large sharp knife to do the job and you are ready to prepare your chocolate for melting.

3. You can either melt the chocolate using a double boiler or a microwave. Be sure to keep any moisture away from your chocolate as you melt it.

Using Mircowave: Place your chocolate pieces in a microwave safe bowl and heat at medium for a minute. Stir the chocolates repeatedly until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
Using Double Boiler: Heat the water in the bottom pan of the double boiler with low heat, do not boil the water. The water should not be touching the base of the upper pan or bowl. Place the chocolate pieces in the top of the double boiler and stir it repeatedly until it starts to melt.

4. The chocolate is ready to be poured into the molds. To make this step easier, fill up the mold using a plastic squeeze.

5. Tap the filled molds on the table a few times to remove any air bubbles in the chocolate. Place the mold in the freezer for approximately 10-15 minutes. Check that the candy mold are clear and has released itself from the bottom of the mold. *Appearance of chocolate will looks better if you over chill rather than under chill when molding chocolate.

6. Turn the chocolate candy mold upside down and gently tap them on the table top covering with wax paper, molded chocolates should drop out automatically. You are done on shaping your own chocolate candy, put it in a nice box and you are ready to give it to your loved ones:)

Hope you peeps find the tips useful and feel free to comment!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Valentine's Day Special

Valentine's Day is a day on which lovers express their love for  each other by presenting flowers, offering candies/chocolates and sending greeting cards. No boyfriend or girlfriend, you can also take this chance to express your appreciate & love for your family and friends as well.

Godiva Pink Heart Chocolate
A beautiful pink box as the packaging and exquisite & thoughtful designs chocolates for your valentine.
Price: $90

Chocolate Candies 
Chocolates with candies as decorations is not only aesthically pleasing but also delicious.
Price: $50

 Love Valentine's Chocolate
Love shape chocolates in exclusive boxes.
Price: $45

Woodhouse Chocolate
 It's like a box of jewels made of chocolate for friends as well as lovers. 
Price: $80

Chocolates in cute boxes
Specially designed boxes to fit in offices & perfect gift for friends and family
Price: $16

Colonial Chocolates
Chocolates that come in a simple white box that contains a wide variety of chocolates of different fillings
Price: $90

This newly launched collection is ideal for sharing with friends and family, self indulgence or a gift to lovers. Just drop us an email to purchase our new collection items.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Keeping your teeth healthy

Teeth cavities can be caused by candies and chocolates but it does not mean to eliminate the consumption of candies altogether. Here are some simple steps to follow to keep your teeth healthy at the same time enabling you to enjoy these sweet treats.
  1. Limit the amount of candy to be consumed at a time. It will be wise to eat with snacks and meals instead of consuming it between meals in order to reduce building of plaque (the transparent layer of bacteria that coats the teeth).
  2. Brush and rinse meticulously after eating candy to avoid teeth cavities.
  3. Befor going to bed, remember to always brush and floss your teeth to clean off any sugar that might work on the teeth decay.
Chinese New Year is around the corner and the new year goodies are definitely irresistible BUT do remember to follow the above mentioned steps to keep yourself away from teeth cavities or decay!

Hope you guys have a great year ahead, Happy 2011 :D

Friday, December 31, 2010

Sticky Sweets Videos

Unsure of what are sticky sweets? Take alook at the videos to find out more!
The making of sticky sweets

Local Sticky Sweets Shop @ Central

What so attractive about Sticky Sweets???

What's More???  It was one of our popular blogger Xiaxue advertorials!
click on the link to find out more!