How to Make a Paper Candy

How To : Make a sugar art candy clay rose

This video shows you how to make a rose out of candy clay for your cake decoration. The candy clay is an alternative to fondant or gumpaste. I also use this for figures and the kids have a lot of fun playing with it. I used a wet paper towel to wipe off my hands every once in ...more

How To : Make yummy crunchy peanut brittle

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a batch of yummy peanut brittle. This crunchy candy uses just a handful of ingredients and is a cinch to make. You will need water, sugar, roasted peanuts, corn syrup, peanut butter, butter, salt, parchment paper, and baking soda.

How To : Make Cupcakes With a Candy Surprise Inside

Ingredients 2 & 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup margarine or butter, more for greasing muffin tin 1 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup white sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 & 1/4 cups milk chocolate eggs, enough for your muffin tin E ...more

How To : Make a mini paper corset for a paper doll

Artful Paper Doll demonstrates how to make a mini paper corset for a paper doll. Take two rectangular piece of hard paper which is of measure 4 by 5 centimeters. Cut the edges of the breadth part make it round. Cut the length part inward to make it into shape of a waist. Take ...more

HowTo : Unzip a Dress With a Paperclip (MacGyver Style)

In honor of our recent post on the man behind MacGyver, here's a little advice from the master: "A paperclip can be a wonderous thing. More times than I can remember one of these had gotten me out of a tight spot..." MacGyver's legendary paperclip. Famous for using common eve ...more

How To : Build a sugar rocket motor

Did you know that you can make a rocket out of stuff you might already have around the house? In this tutorial, you'll see how to make a candy rocket using PVC pipes, sorbitol (a sugar substitute) and other fairly common household objects. With just a little work, your sugar r ...more

How To : Make sweet, buttery caramel corn

This recipe for sweet, buttery caramel corn will have your little ones asking for more. Serve it as a snack or as a treat at a child's party. Ingredients needed are unpopped popcorn, butter, sugar, water, candy thermometer and some waxed paper. If you make the carmel corn into ...more

How To : Recycle paper towel rolls

Stop throwing out the rolls when the paper towels are gone. There are dozens of good uses for them. You Will Need * Empty paper rolls * Imagination Step 1. Make gift boxes Turn them into gift boxes. Paper rolls are great for holding small items, plus they’ll keep the recip ...more

How To : Make homemade marshmallows

S’mores are elevated to art when made with homemade marshmallows. Easy, fun, and just plain cheerful, these are also the perfect summer gift. Learn how to make your own marshmallows at home with this marshmallow recipe video. Step 1: Combine gelatin and water Combine the gela ...more

How To : Make chocolate covered strawberries for dessert

In this video, we learn how to make chocolate covered strawberries for dessert. First you will wash your strawberries and then thoroughly dry them as well. After this, you will take two squeeze bottles from a craft store and fill them half way through with two different kinds ...more

How To : Make a small folding box for Easter

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a small folding box for Easter. First, cut a shimmery white piece of card stock to 6" x 8 1/4". After this, score the paper at 2 and 3/8". Then score again at 2 and 7/8", flip it over and do again on the other side. After this, cut the fo ...more

How To : Make decorations for Halloween

In this video you learn how to make fun, creative, and cheap decorations for Halloween. You learn how to make Halloween "Koozies" and how to make a Halloween tree. This video shows the materials you'll need to make each one. The materials you'll need for the "Koozies" are 1/4 ...more

How To : Apply chocolate transfers on dipped sugar cookies

INSTRUCTIONS: Cut transfer sheets in squares to fit the treat to be dipped. Melt candy coating or melt and temper real chocolate. Dip sugar cookin in melted candy coating. Set on a silicone mat or parchment paper. Immediatly place a cut transfer square, textured side down, on ...more

How To : Make temper chocolate

Tempered chocolate has a glossy finish, which looks great on homemade candies or chocolate-covered strawberries. Find out how to properly temper chocolate. You will need high-quality chocolate, sharp knife for cutting chocolate, rubber spatula for stirring, double boiler and a ...more

How To : Make a cake decorating fondant/gumpaste bow

1. Use a piece of gum-paste, fondant, or candy clay about the size of a tennis ball 2. I first will roll about 1/2 of the dough through my pasta machine to a medium thickness (#4) or roll your fondant to approx 1/4 in. thickness 3. You could also use a pizza cutter or knife to ...more

How To : Make chocolate coconut cream eggs

Just because eggs are associated with Easter, doesn't mean making chocolate eggs is only a holiday affair. You can enjoy them all the time. So watch this video recipe to learn how to make chocolate coconut cream eggs. These little bites taste just like the famous candy bar wi ...more

How To : Roll Your Own Cigars at Home

Cigar Rolling Instructions: Separate Leaves Separate your dried tobacco leaves into those designated for filler, binders, and wrappers, saving the most pristine for your wrappers. The filler leaf is usually a blend of different types of tobacco, but if you’re growing your ow ...more

How To : Take a Car Trip with Children

Planning the Trip Get lots of brochures Send for brochures of the places you will be visiting. Make a travel book with the brochures to get the grandchildren and their families excited. The best place to contact for these brochures are the Visitors Bureaus or the Chamber of ...more

How To : Set up a candy buffet at your wedding

Candy is not just for the kiddies. You’re wedding guests will feel like they’re in Candyland when they are presented with the whimsical wonderment of a candy buffet. You can easily match candy to your wedding’s color scheme and theme. Give your guests sweet dreams after your ...more

How To : Make cotton candy with a cottong candy machine

In this tutorial, we learn how to make cotton candy with a cotton candy machine. First, you will want to take your choice of flavored sugar and pour it into the top of the cotton candy machine. Next, you will take your paper cone for cotton candy and place it in your hand. Tur ...more

How To : Make a Mother's Day hat cake

You have your gift and a card and now all you need that special cake for mom on Mother’s Day. You’ve tried other cakes now try a hat cake. This festive and spring inspired hat cake is sure to make this year’s Mother’s Day a memorable one. Show your mom how much you appreciate ...more

How To : Make a wrapper chain from candy wrappers

First, cut out 1 x 2.75" pieces of paper. Fold a piece of paper in half, and then in fourths. Fold it in half again to make eights, and keep doing so until you get 32 individual pieces of paper. Now you must fold each paper in half length-wise, and then open it up and fold the ...more

How To : Make candy sushi

Kids will get a kick out of this fun and sweet treat. Make these candy sushi ahead of time as a surprise or better yet get the kids to help to create their own colorful snacks. These bite size treats will add a twist to any afternoon snack. Add playful flair to your next part ...more

How To : Fry a candy bar

This tasty treat might stop your heart but it'll seem worth it. There's nothing much better than your favorite candy bar, but trust me there is and favorite candy bar fried. No longer reserved for fairs and carnivals this artery buster can be made right at home. We all enjoy ...more

How To : This Hack Turns Any Phone into Black Light

Black lights come in all shapes and sizes, and are useful in a variety of ways—they can help you spot fake currency, urine stains, interesting rocks, deadly scorpions, or even just some cool fluorescent artwork. Most black lights work using a filter or coating over the bulb t ...more

How To : Make a Christmas Cracker

If you have a bunch of spare toilet paper tubes lying around, you're in luck this holiday season. With wrapping paper, a couple trinkets, and a pack of cracker snaps, you can make your very own Christmas crackers. Traditionally used in holiday celebrations in the United Kingd ...more

Street Art 101 : How to Make a Wheatpaste Poster

Itching to make your own guerrilla-style street art on the side of buildings, freeway overpasses, and abandoned billboards? The beauty of street art is that you don't need an expensive canvas or frame to display your creative expression. Computer paper, masking tape, and oil- ...more

How To : Make Flourless, Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter cookies may not have as big a fan base as their chocolate-chip counterparts, but their distinct flavor is loved by many a cookie enthusiast. Don't Miss: 10 Tips for Making Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies Peanut butter cookies do have one giant advantage over cho ...more

How To : Make Fudge in a Flash with Just Your Microwave

When chocolate cravings strike, indulgent fudge makes everything in the world right again. And while plain fudge will do the job just fine, add-ins like walnuts and Oreos elevate this dessert to new levels. Traditional fudge recipes require patience and hands-on cooking via s ...more

How To : 5 Fantastic Ways to Cook with Leftover Lemon Peels

Lemon peels have long been known for their ability to be home remedies for cleaning and medicinal needs. In the kitchen, they are equally as useful and can transform many common dishes and drinks into more memorable ones with just a hint of citrus. To give you some ideas, belo ...more

How To : Make Halloween Brownie Cake Pops

Tired of the same old brownies? Instead of just making brownies, why not kick up the creativity a notch and make some halloween themed brownie pops. They are really easy to make, and sure to impress your family and friends. Not too mention they are delicious! Enjoy! Follow the ...more

How To : Make DIY Rock Candy at Home

Not to be confused with Pop Rocks, rock candy, which is large chunks of crystallized sugar, is a wonderfully simple snack in and of itself, and can be used to dissolve in tea or coffee as well as on top of other desserts. As far as making your own Pops Rock candy goes, it is ...more

How To : Build Your Own Kaleidoscope

Are you in dire need of some visual eye candy? Dazzle your eyes by building your own kaleidoscope with a sheet of foldable plastic, common household items and whatever small and sparkly things you can get your hands on. Many variations exist when it comes to building a kaleid ...more

Tested : The Best Way to Keep Strawberries Fresh

During the summer, fresh strawberries are everywhere: at your neighborhood farmers market and in many desserts like strawberry shortcake and strawberry rhubarb pie, to name just a couple. Bringing home a few baskets of the ruby red fruit always seems like a good idea... until ...more

How To : Frost Your Cake Like a Pro

Cake decorating is one of those activities that used to leave my hands sticky and my spirits dampened. No matter what I seemed to do, the final result always ended up looking like a preschool art project. Thankfully, I've discovered a few tips that make the whole mess a bit m ...more

How To : Open a Hershey's Kiss the Right Way

In this video and food hack tutorial, you will learn how to open a Hershey's Kiss The Right Way . The correct way to open Hershey's kisses is probably not what you think. Video: . Step 1: Hold the Tag The first thing that you want to do is find yourself a Hershey's Kiss and h ...more

How To : Make Amazing 7-Minute Caramels in Your Microwave

There are hundreds of delicious ways to enjoy caramel, from chocolate confections to sticky caramel apples and carnival bags of caramel corn. Caramel might be the special sauce that makes every dessert taste better, but it's also surprisingly simple to make. In about 7 minute ...more

How To : Make Blazing Hot Sriracha Salt at Home

What can't Sriracha do? You can use it to upgrade your ramen, spice up your candy, or even try one of various recipes to make your own. And if you want an easy way to add it to basically everything, you can make your own Sriracha salt, which is just as awesome as it sounds. Vi ...more

News : How Beer Saved the World & Other Bizarre Food Facts

It's easy to take the food we eat for granted, but the truth is, there are a lot of bizarre, wonderful, and just plain weird things about what we eat and drink, the effects it has on our bodies, and vice-versa. Read on to learn how bugs provide food dye, the Japanese grow squa ...more

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