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Old 12-18-2010, 11:02 PM   #1
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Hard candy, candy cane problems

I tried making candy canes. I didn't have corn syrup I used cream of tartar to invert table sugar. I used 4 cups sugar 1/2 cup water 1/2 tsp C.T.1/2 tsp mint 285*f soft crack. When it cooled it would crack but when sucked on it would soften up and wouldn't crunch. I even took it to 305 hard crack. It made it super brittle, but again when sucked on it was a filling puller and wouldnt crack. Any suggesions?



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Old 12-19-2010, 08:57 PM   #2
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welcome to d.c. i am not a candy maker but someone will help you.
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