Mackinac Island Fudge Festival 2013

Today is the beginning of a very festive weekend on Mackinac Island, as today starts the Mackinac Island Fudge Festival! There are a lot of fun events going on, but the real event will be what you’ll find inside the fudge shops! Here are a couple of pictures from around May’s Famous Fudge shop from this summer:

Here I am, stirring some cherry fudge
Here I am, stirring some cherry fudge
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And here I am, IN the fudge! My brother, Lee May, is an artist and graphic designer, and when he’s not creating art on his computer or sketchbook, he’s creating artwork in the fudge.
My sister, Tienne, stirring some fresh mint chocolate chip fudge
Stirring up all kinds of hotness! I believe we had just started to cook a batch of carmel.


Cashew brittle that had just been poured onto the marble slab. The next step? flip it over and stretch it out!

In an attempt to catch up to my brother’s artwork, I’ve been working on my penmanship in the fudge:


And after a long day of fudge making, all I have left to do now is cut the fudge and clean the marble slabs.

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A new fudge design I've been trying for the festival... loops and swirls!
A new fudge design I’ve been trying for the festival… loops and swirls!


Crazy Candy

I haven’t posted in awhile, and there’s a very good reason for that…

Did you know that we make everything we sell at May’s Candy Shops? It’s incredibly delicious… and also incredibly time consuming. But now that I’ve gotten a handle on the physical labor of candy making, it is also that time of year when weddings consume the other part of my day.

I hate to say it, but I will have to go offline for the next couple of weeks. It happens every year – and I deny the fact that it happens every year – but I unfortunately am too busy to continue making regular blog posts, at least not until the season slows down a bit.

Don’t worry though… I’m still going to be posting your Postcards to Mackinac when they come in. In fact, I just got one from Canada which I was pretty excited about! My postcards are crossing borders (and PS to you, check your mail soon for some fudge)! Anyway, the postcards will continue to go up, just my personal blogposts will be on hiatus.

Take care everyone… keep checking for postcards… we’ll see you in a couple weeks…

Mackinac Confections

I haven’t posted much about myself, lately. It’s mostly because I’m working on this:

cooking caramel
roasting almonds
that’s me, funneling caramel for Monsters
actually, Lee did this one…
… but I did this one 🙂

If you know anything about May’s Candy Shop, it’s that we make every candy we sell… right down to roasting the nuts and making the caramel ourselves, too! I just think that it tastes better that way.