Category: Gummy Candy

Rainbow Bears and Broadway Bares!

Rainbow gummy bears

When I started this blog, I chose the name “Baste Cut Fold” because it reflects both of my worlds–costume design and cooking. Baste, cut, and fold are all frequently-used terms in the food industry, but they all mean things to costumers and seamstresses, too.

I’m starting to explore my food-related interests in a more serious way, with a goal of someday working in the industry at a professional level. However, to some degree I’ll probably also always have my hand in the world of costumes. There are many ups and downs to working in the entertainment industry–rarely is it as glamorous as it looks from the outside–but I do truly enjoy the creative parts of my work, especially when I get to design with full creative freedom.

Broadway Bares 2017

Preparing costumes for Broadway Bares

Cheerleader designs for Broadway Bares

My cheerleader costume designs for Broadway Bares 2017

One of my favorite events to costume is Broadway Bares. Broadway Bares is a burlesque show produced annually by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. BC/EFA is a wonderful charity which supplies medications, health care, food, counseling, and emergency financial assistance all across the United States. Hundreds of designers, makeup artists, hair stylists, stage managers, technicians, dancers, choreographers, and other industry professionals volunteer their time to help create Broadway Bares each June, and all proceeds go to BC/EFA. This year’s show, held on June 18th at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC, raised a grand total of $1,568,114.

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National Candy Month #3: Gummy Candy

Gummy fruit candy

Although I have quite a bit of practice with making various hard candy recipes, somehow I’ve never tried my hand at making gummy candy before.

For my first attempt at gummy candies (and yet another post for National Candy Month!) I decided that I’d start with an existing recipe, rather than creating my own. I found this one from Our Best Bites. It seemed simple enough to follow, and the sparkly results were so pretty, I figured I would give it a try.

Gummy candy

These yummy gummies contain just a handful of easy-to-find ingredients: sugar, water, and unflavored gelatin, as well as color and flavoring.

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