Victory is mine!

I have finished, wrapped and packed all the confectionery.  I’m not going to hunt up the spreadsheet now, but last time I checked, I had around 200 orders, plus gifts.  At 12 pieces per order, that’s more than 2,400 pectin jellies.

(also, I have now empirically experienced reason #1 to be wary when contemplating herbal medicine – about every fifth or sixth batch of confectionery I made turned out to be jam, due to the differing levels of acidity and sugar in individual pieces of fruit.  Suddenly the whole thing about how yes, herbal remedies work, but they can be dangerous because you just don’t know the concentration of the active product in any given leaf or piece of root makes a lot of sense.  Though that may be the 2am talking.)

I was going to post photographic evidence of this, but since I have to be at work in seven hours, you’ll have to use your imaginations.

And now I’m going to have a shower to wash off the sugar and glucose that I’ve somehow managed to get all over my face, hair, arms, nose, legs, and goodness knows where else.  I found glucose on my glasses earlier.

And so to bed.

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7 comments for “Victory is mine!

  1. December 19, 2011 at 4:02 am

    Congratulations. That is an incredibly accomplishment. Feel proud!

    • December 19, 2011 at 8:47 pm

      Urk, “incredible accomplishment”.

    • December 21, 2011 at 6:23 pm

      Thank you!

  2. 5-tails
    December 24, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Congratulations! Wow, that is rather a lot of orders. At least it shows that there’s a market for your sweets, when you’re ready to tackle it? 😉

    • December 25, 2011 at 8:52 pm

      It was a bit scary, actually. But yes, it is nice to know there is a market.

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