How to make candy at home, what not to do!

Since purchasing the Mayku form box I have made a bunch of mistakes, learning curve, right? Always with new machines! I first saw this machine before Christmas and was intrigued, I remembered seeing it as a Kickstart and so off I went to research it! Found that you can mold just about anything on your desktop!

Imagine being able to carve out whatever shape you want and form it into a mold and use it over and over…mass production? Or is it just good business sense? Investing in yourself instead of mailing your dollars off to a mold maker and waiting on them and you know that cycle.

Low and behold, there is not much out there on the Mayku FormBox because it is so new and it looks like there are a few STEM programs using it among other companies that actually moved to making their own packaging instead of sourcing it out! Packaging….wait what about the plastic and all that jazz? Looked into that part too, they claim to use partially recycled plastic and that plastic that you do not use can go into your regular recycle bin!

In the the process of making my mistakes I made some good pieces. So off to my kitchen I go to try out these shells and Dollar Tree Jenga pieces and Dominoes. I knew this was something I wanted to do so I was prepared with my ingredients…not really I always having candy making chocolate on hand. It’s is just a tray of chocolate that is great for dipping cherries…which is another specialty of mine. I had chocolate, Dulce de Leche and Red Plum jelly….. so I stirred the jelly in a ramekin real fast so it would have a thinner consistency, set it to the side and started the melting of the chocolate in the microwave (per instructions of course) and warmed up the yummy caramel. I was able to fill 4 shells and 3 bars that I had vacuum formed with what chocolate I had.

I poured it into the shells and I swirled it around like a real Chocolatier does on Instagram, trust me at this point I am high on life, lol. I put it in the refrigerator and waited for 5 min and then I filled them with the jelly and I froze them for 10 min, pulled the out and topped them with the remaining chocolate, being very sure to make both of the shell ends meet so the filling stays put at room temp. Put them in the refrigerator again for an hour, popped them to only see they had stuck and then we ate the heck out of all 4 shells and I’m trying again with the big bars.

I did some reading and discovered that it was just all too hot. So I’ve learned a bunch about chocolate. It’s a science and I’m going to have to practice!

All this work took 60 min to make and 3 min consume. So, I will be planning on smaller ones and easier to pour!

And that my friends is why this Mayku machine will be fun, I can make all the shells I want and eat them too 🙂

Peace and Love,


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