About the Book

This game-changing candy cookbook from the owner of Quin, a popular Portland-based candy company, offers more than 200 achievable recipes using real, natural ingredients for everything from flavor-packed fruit lollipops to light-as-air marshmallows.

Chai Tea Lollipops, Honey and Sea Salt Marshmallows, Chocolate Pretzel Caramels, Cherry Cola Gumdrops - this is not your average candy, or your average candy book. Candy-maker extraordinaire Jami Curl breaks down candy making into its most precise and foolproof steps. No guess work, no expensive equipment, just the best possible ingredients and stop-you-in-your-tracks-brilliant flavor combinations. She begins with the foundations of candy; how to create delicious syrups, purees, and "magic dusts" that are the building blocks for making lollipops, caramels, marshmallows, and gummy candy. But even more ingeniously, these syrups, purees, and magic dusts can be used to make a myriad of other sweet confections such as Strawberry Cream Soda, Peanut Butter Hot Fudge, Marshmallow Brownies, and Popcorn Ice Cream. And what to do with all your homemade candy? Jami has your covered, with instructions for making candy garlands, tiny candy-filled pinatas, candy ornaments, and more - you are officially party ready.

But this is just the tip of the deliciously sweet iceberg--packed with nearly 200 recipes, careful step-by-step instruction, tips for guaranteed success, and flavor guides to help you come up with own unique creations - Candy is Magic is a candy call to action!



About the Author

Jami Curl

Jami Curl is the author of Candy is Magic and the founder of QUIN - a small batch, handmade candy company headquartered in Portland, Oregon. She loves working with sugar, exploring the magic of candy and telling the perfect story.
In addition to creating QUIN's recipes, Jami leads a team of candy makers, customer service staff and wholesale specialists to provide retail partners across the country with a variety of QUIN specialties.
Recently named one of Fast Company magazine's 100 most creative people in food, Jami's work has been featured in Bon Appetit, Food Wine, Gourmet, Good Housekeeping, Real Simple, Martha Stewart, Martha Stewart Weddings, Sunset, O Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and more.
Throughout her career she has appeared on stage and screen sharing with others her tips and tricks for operating a small business, creating a loyal brand following, whipping up the perfect dessert and capturing the essence of fresh fruit in candy.
Jami lives in SW Portland with her son Theo. A true believer in the power of books and reading, Jami is an active literacy advocate - volunteering at her local public library and neighborhood school. Jami is also proud to serve on the Board of Directors of the Oregon Children's Theatre.



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