Monday, October 19, 2015

Kuranda - Our return to the Kuranda Candy Kitchen...

Ryan, Eric and I (Emily) have decided that the Kuranda Candy Kitchen is EPIC...

We spent an afternoon watching the Kuranda Candy Kitchen owners (Mel and Chris) making fresh candy and Mum noticed that they also made personalised candy to order!

After ages and ages of discussion Mum and Dad decided to place a special order for 4 kg of Lucey Blue lemonade candy. But when we went to place the order the owners said they could not fit in all the letters required to write Lucey Blue in less than a 10 kg lump of candy!  

After much consideration Dad s-l-o-w-l-y agreed to our pleas and we placed an order for the largest lump of candy ever seen by the crew of Lucey Blue. Unfortunately they could not make our candy straight away so we had to come back a few days later - the hardships we have to endure.

The process of making handmade candy is super complicated and I was glad that the professionals were in charge! First you have to melt heaps of sugar, add in colours to form the individual components and then stress the candy mix by pulling it on a hook.

Then you need to assemble the components in the correct three-dimensional form before they cool down too much and get too hard to work with. I don't know how they knew where to put all the bits! It was so confusing, but luckily they knew where everything went.

(This black and white piano like piece says "Lucey")

Finally you have to roll out the candy so it can be pulled into long strips and broken up ready to eat. Our candy was kind of hard to roll (as you can see from below) because the bits used to make up the boat and the words had to be hardened so they would not get squished up.

The last job was to eat it!!! That was the best and the easiest job ever! We got to try a piece of the candy before they finished and it was great! After they had packaged all 10 kg (which took a while) we had the best candy EVER!!!!

We definitely will have enough to share with all our guests aboard Lucey Blue! Mum says that next time we eat a piece we should think about all the work that has gone into making it!!!!!!!!! :-)

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