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Wrapping Home-Made Caramels

I know exactly what you mean from your description. In fact, I wrap holiday presents just like that!!! Saw it in France the first time and liked it. If necessary, I can do a whole present with one piece of tape.

I have, however, found a perfect solution for the caramels.... ordinary "butcher's" wrapping paper. Waxed on one side and takes a really good twist. Thanks.

Aug 27, 2007
Diane Barker in Home Cooking

Wrapping Home-Made Caramels

Hi, all ..... found THE SOLUTION.... my butcher gave me a long sheet of his paper-- waxed/non stick on one side and it it heavy enough to take a real twist at each end. PERFECT. I highly recommend it. Thank you for all your suggestions

Aug 27, 2007
Diane Barker in Home Cooking

Wrapping Home-Made Caramels

Thanks for your reply. Parchment paper is not any heavier, so that won't solve the problem. The waxed paper doesn't stick, it tends to tear. I have looked at special papers sold to restaurants and bakeries, but I'd have to buy a ton of it and can't do that. I may have to stay with waxed unless I find a better solution.

Aug 02, 2007
Diane Barker in Home Cooking

Wrapping Home-Made Caramels

No, waxed paper doesn't stick ... that's not the problem, it's the strength of the paper that's the problem. It tends to tear when I twist it, so I have to be soooo careful. Thanks for your reply.

Aug 02, 2007
Diane Barker in Home Cooking

Wrapping Home-Made Caramels

I can go to either shop, but what do you buy for the purpose? Others have suggested parchment paper, but it's not any heavier or more flexible than ordinary waxed paper. Thanks for the reply.

Aug 02, 2007
Diane Barker in Home Cooking

Wrapping Home-Made Caramels

Would really appreciate advice about where to buy a "substantial" waxed paper to substitute for ordinary (Cut-Rite type) waxed paper, with which to wrap caramels. I have to make them at home for my 84 year old mother until I can get her favorite supplier to ship again after the summer heat. Ordinary Cut-Rite tends to tear when I twist the wrapped ends. Thanks.

Aug 01, 2007
Diane Barker in Home Cooking