Are you looking to add a personal touch to your candy? If so, then why not make your own? There are many supplies available to help you make candy that tastes delicious and looks professional, and we've selected some of the best for you in this article.
We chose the Silicone, Nonstick Molds by Caketime as our favorite candy making supplies. They have a variety of different shapes and are safe for use in the oven, microwave, and dishwasher. We’ve also put together a top 10 list for you to consider and created a handy buying guide to help you make your choice!
We’ve searched Amazon to find the best candy making supplies available. We’ve picked a variety of supplies, so no matter what you’re looking for, we have candy making supplies for you!
|Size||4 molds, sizes vary; about 4 x 8 x 1 in.|
|Best for||Chocolate, hard candy, gummy candy|
|Features||Bears, stars, hearts and shell shapes, 2 droppers|
|Best for||Melting chocolate and candy|
|Features||Double spouts, front hook|
|Size||160 pages, 50 recipes|
|Best for||Ideas and recipes|
|Features||Decorating techniques, troubleshooting tips|
|Best for||Dipping chocolate, decorating|
|Features||5 different tools|
|Size||500 wrappers, 4 x 4 in.|
|Best for||Wrapping chocolate and candy|
|Features||5 different colors|
|Size||2 molds, 8.5 x 4.5 in.|
|Best for||Chocolate, gummy candy|
|Features||Letters, numbers, symbols|
|Size||16 colors, 0.35 fl oz.|
|Best for||Hard candy, gummy candy|
|Features||Vegan, odorless, tasteless|
Set of 2
|Size||14 x 4 x 1 in.|
|Best for||Caramel, chocolate|
|Features||Pot clip attachment, -90 to 400℉|
|Best for||Frosting, chocolate|
|Size||200 twist ties, 200 bags, 6 x 9 in.|
|Best for||Chocolates, hard candy, cakes|
|Features||6 different colored 4-in. ties, polypropylene bags|
Double Boiler Pot
The Sweet Book of Candy Making
Candy Dipping Tools Set
Aluminium Foil Wrapping Papers
Silicone Letter and Number Molds
Edible Gold Stars Glitter
Clear Treat Bags With Twist Ties
Small Molds in a Variety of Common Shapes
Melt Chocolate Easily in This Boiler Pot
A Beginner's Book That Covers Many Aspects of Candy Making
A Set of Tools for Decorating and Dipping
Five Different Colors to Wrap Your Candy
Spell Out a Message With These Silicone Molds
A Variety of Bright Food Colorings
Easy to Read With an Adjustable Clip
Cute and Shimmering Stars for Decoration
Keep Your Treats Fresh With These Bags and Twist Ties
|Size||4 molds, sizes vary; about 4 x 8 x 1 in.||2 cups||160 pages, 50 recipes||5 pieces||500 wrappers, 4 x 4 in.||2 molds, 8.5 x 4.5 in.||16 colors, 0.35 fl oz.||14 x 4 x 1 in.||0.04 oz.||200 twist ties, 200 bags, 6 x 9 in.|
|Best for||Chocolate, hard candy, gummy candy||Melting chocolate and candy||Ideas and recipes||Dipping chocolate, decorating||Wrapping chocolate and candy||Chocolate, gummy candy||Hard candy, gummy candy||Caramel, chocolate||Frosting, chocolate||Chocolates, hard candy, cakes|
|Features||Bears, stars, hearts and shell shapes, 2 droppers||Double spouts, front hook||Decorating techniques, troubleshooting tips||5 different tools||5 different colors||Letters, numbers, symbols||Vegan, odorless, tasteless||Pot clip attachment, -90 to 400℉||Kosher||6 different colored 4-in. ties, polypropylene bags|
Before buying any candy making supplies, take into consideration the tools you'll need, the presentation, and the candy you want to make. To help you with this, we’ve put together this handy buying guide!
Before you buy any candy making supplies, you should decide what you’re looking to create. This will make it easier to concentrate your search on only products that will be of use to you.
Chocolate is always a popular candy and can be eaten or given as a gift throughout the year. If you’re looking to make chocolate treats, then molds, toppings, and wrappers are supplies to look at. You'd also probably benefit from tools to melt the chocolate like double boilers.
For hard candy, look at flavors and colors that will make your candy tasty and colorful. Molds and wrappers can also make your hard candy as unique as you are! A candy thermometer will also be required for a lot of recipes so that your mixture can reach the right temperature.
One of the most important items you’ll need for cake pops is the sticks that hold them. If you want to keep them hygienically wrapped, then you’ll also need bags and twist ties to keep them covered. You can use these supplies for other types of candy such as candy apples or lollipops. Cake pops might also need toppings or colorings.
If you’re making chocolate or hard candy treats, then candy molds should be high on your list. These come in all shapes and sizes and you can make candy in many interesting shapes. Seasonal candy molds are also very popular. If you’re making candy for Valentine’s Day, then you will find many heart-shaped molds to choose from.
Seasonal molds are perfect for their season, but might not be as useful as the year progresses. Many molds have more traditional shapes that can be used year-round. These are in primary shapes such as circles and rectangles and are only limited by your imagination!
You can also get novelty candy molds that are neither seasonal nor in primary shapes. Some of the most common molds are in the shape of the alphabet and numbers and these allow you to spell out special messages such as "Happy Birthday." As well as these traditional molds, you can get more interesting shapes, such as bows, lips, or even dinosaurs.
Another thing to consider is the actual size of the molds themselves. If you’re making chocolate treats then both large and small molds might be suitable. However, if you’re making hard or gummy candy, then you might not want to make individual candies that are three inches wide!
Once you’ve bought any molds, colorings, or other tools that you need and have made your beautiful candy, the next question is how you'll present it. If you’ve spent time and effort making your candy look as good as possible, then your presentation should look equally exquisite.
You can make your homemade chocolates look professional with candy wrappers. Usually made from colored aluminum foil, these can be wrapped around each individual chocolate just as store-bought chocolates are.
If your candy treats are bigger or you’re looking to package a few together, then you can get clear plastic bags to hold them. If you pair the bags with colorful twist ties, you’ll get cute gift bags. Bags or foil wrappers not only look great, but they will keep your candy protected and free of germs.
You can also present your candies in candy cups. These come in all sizes and colors so you’re bound to find cups that are the perfect size for your candy. They also come in different materials, such as paper and foil, and are perfect for chocolate treats.
As well as molds, there are other special tools that you might need for making candy that you don’t have in the kitchen. Making candy can be a more intricate task than other types of cooking or baking so make sure you have the right equipment at hand.
If you’re melting chocolate, there are specific tools to help with this. As well as pots and pans created especially for melting chocolate, you can get dipping tools to evenly coat treats or drizzling scoops to control how much chocolate is dripped on top.
You may want to invest in a thermometer so you can accurately monitor your melting chocolate or caramel to ensure it doesn't burn.
Piping bags for frosting have many uses in the kitchen, but candy treats will require smaller bags and nozzles than a full-sized cake will. Make sure that you can control how your frosting is dispersed and that you don’t get more coming out than you need!
If you’re decorating cake pops or other candies on sticks, this can be made easier with a stand. These are usually made of plastic and have several holes for the sticks to be placed in. You can both decorate your candies and display them with one of these stands.
If you're raring to start your candy-making journey, try starting off with a classic: caramel. Though it only requires a few ingredients, you'll get to test out your candy thermometer and experience the exciting and fast-paced experience of brewing homemade caramel.
You'll need 1 cup of sugar, 1/3 cup of water, 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice, 1 cup of heavy cream or butter, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, and a pinch of sea salt. Watch the video for the instructions in full!
With so many different types of candy to make, there are many supplies to choose from. If you're looking for even more ideas to improve your candy making, we have some more recommendations for you!
We found that when making candy, you need the right tools for the job. Different types of candy require different items so it's best to plan ahead. Presentation of your candy is also very important so consider how you can make your candy look its best!
Whatever candy making supplies you choose, we hope that your candy looks and tastes great.
Author: Kellie Lacey
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