So last week my boss (Amanda at Bake It Pretty) gave me a whole bunch of violet hard candy that had passed its expiration date.
They are all-natural, violet shaped candies. They taste . . . well, they taste OK. They’re certainly not terrible (Jason keeps a container at his desk at work, as emergency candy) but they are not our favorite either. Think hard candy that vaguely tastes like old lady perfume, and you’re on the right track. Their main draw is how cute they are.
So, the question is what do we make with them? We have been brainstorming for a while and we haven’t come up with anything great. So we’re putting the question out to you. What would be a good vehicle for flower-shaped violet-flavored hard candies? Send us your suggestions, either as flavor combinations (like “I think raspberry muffins with peppermint extract and violet candies would be good”) or as actual recipes (and don’t worry if they’re not vegan. We can veganize them for you).
In two weeks from today, we will post the winning idea/recipe on the site, and the winner will receive a batch of their recipe baked for them (by us) and delivered to their doorstep (by the US Postal Service).
We are really excited about this give-away, and we really hope you will participate in it!
Looking forward to imaginative responses,