Making candy is not rocket science - anyone with the right tools and a few good candy recipes can succeed in this endeavor. This book aims to make sure that when you are ready to pick up the bowl and spatula for that first attempt at candy making, you will be able to make something very special for yourself, your family, and even your friends. The first thing that you have to remember about making candy is that you shouldn’t put too much pressure on yourself during the candy making process. Don’t be afraid to make a mess in the kitchen - it’s all part of the process of learning. You might be wondering, how can those candy makers I see on TV keep such pristine kitchens? Well, the experts you see on television have probably been making candy for at least a decade. Everything that they do is already second nature, and they do it for a living. Making candy for pleasure is a completely different proposition. There’s a lot less pressure and more space to have fun with the activity. So go on, enjoy your new adventures in the world of candy making!