I’ve seen candy bars from both ends of the spectrum too. I have a friend who had a candy buffet business who could put together the most amazing creations. I’ve also seen some candy bars that could be more aptly describes as a candy catastrophe.
So, here are my 'Top 5 Tips' for making a candy bar that’s both cute and edible (mostly)!
1. Size really does matter
The best looking candy bars are the ones that look really packed in. The secret here is to choose the size of your jars correctly. If you go for really large jars, you’ll end up spending a small fortune on the sweets you need to fill them completely, and this will cut down on the variety you can afford. Smaller jars are more easily filled and will allow you to branch out into different types of goodies.
2. Fill ‘er up
Fill the jars right to the brim! Half-filled jars make a candy buffet look incomplete. Plus, you don’t want to look too stingy!
3. Add and embellish
The best candy buffets have additional features to really make them pop. If you’re doing an Easter buffet, add some bunny figurines. If you’re doing a kids birthday party, add figurines. While they’re not edible, they help to cement the theme.
4. Scatter that
Don’t confine the candy to the jars. This is a trick I learned from my friend. She would scatter Hershey’s Kisses over the tablecloth to provide a chocolatey break to the expanse of the table.
5. Print away
Unless you’ve got a black belt in calligraphy don’t hand write your tags, especially when there’s an easy and cheap alternative. Avery has a brilliant Design and Print online program that you can use to make your labels and you can get as creative as you like.
If you’re familiar with Photoshop, this will be a complete breeze for you, but if you’re not, the program is really easy to pick up. You can choose from some pre-set options, or you can start from scratch and make your own.