By Beth from Minneapolis, MN
Are you sure they wouldn't allow it if it was a gift for guests to take when they leave? My friend just had a 50th birthday party and I wanted to make a bunch of "50" cookies and she said the catering site said no however, once I put them in bags and they were taken at the end of the event it is fine. I think the problem is if anyone gets sick from your stuff they could be liable since you don't have insurance for this. Silly, but they have rules.
I hve a friend here who makes candy items, specialty items. Sweets By Karen. 320-843-3180. 3 hourrs west of Mpls. She has family in the cities, sure she could make arrangements. She has a fantastic business out of her home. Considered commercial by MN public health standards. Tell her joyce sent you.
A COUPLE RECIPES. I never have frozen mine. Keep in tupperware, make a week or 2 prior to event. Get a bakery box and take them. My sister used to make them before moving out of MN, she charged $.05 per small mold. I told her to double that price.
MOLDED MINT CANDY
1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
2 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. peppermint flavoring
Food coloring (your choice)
Mash cheese at room temperature. Add flavoring and coloring. Work together well; add sugar; work well. Roll into marble sized balls and dip into small amount of granulated sugar. Press into mold with sugar side down, unmold. Makes 50. Freezes well.
1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
3 c. powdered sugar, sifted
Candy mint molds
Combine cream cheese and peppermint. Beat in 1/2 of powdered sugar with mixer. Knead in remaining powdered sugar by hand. Knead in food coloring of desired shade. Spray candy molds with Pam and sprinkle with sugar. Press candy into molds.
1 pkg. powdered sugar
3 oz. pkg. cream cheese
Flavor as desired with mint or others
Mix ingredients together, and shape as desired.
I think I would beat the system and ask the grocery store for a donut box/container and then print out a receipt on the computer from a "friend's bakery".
By the way, your grocer or a deli may even be able to make them for you.
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