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Super Scrumptious Fudge Cannon

Don’t you just love creative kids homework? Ben is in year 3 and they are reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Last week Ben had to design a special sweet that could be found in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The idea

Ben has a fantastic imagination. Not only did he think of a sweet but a special way to eat it too. He designed a Fudge Cannon, that would fire fudge straight into your mouth. When you eat the fudge it can make you invisible and fly for 10 minutes. Now I’m all for encouraging his imagination so though well done when he handed it in on Monday.

The making

Then on Friday he came home and told me his homework was to make the sweets and video himself doing it. And because he thought of the fudge cannon, he wants to make that too! I LOVE homework!

With a PG Tips box, pizza box and empty packing tape roll we made the fudge cannon. A lot of paint later and I think it looks pretty good.

Fudge cannon

The fudge

I got a recipe for Vanilla fudge online and Ben and I set about making it. It’s very simple;

500g caster sugar

410g evaporated milk

150g butter

2 tsp vanilla essence

We melted the sugar, butter and milk in a pan and then boiled it for 20 minutes stirring constantly.

Admittedly I did most of the stirring when it was boiling as I didn’t want it to go all over Ben.

Once it was the right consistency we poured it into a cake tin and Ben decorated it with magical sprinkles. It may not make us invisible or fly but it does taste pretty good. Let’s home the school like it.

super scrumptious fudge

The video

To capture this on video I simply took a few video clips on my iPhone and then used iMovie to put it together. This was so simple only took 5 minutes to create on iMovie and now he can take it into school and share with his class.

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19 Comments

  • Reply ChelseaMamma

    OOoooooo this looks yummy. Our project this term was to make a rainforest so not as tasty
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    December 5, 2016 at 1:41 pm
  • Reply Chloe Ciliberto

    This looks like such a tasty project!!! He did such a fab job. It looks really delicious. x
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    December 4, 2016 at 8:12 pm
  • Reply Jayne (@SMABLblog)

    Well done Ben, that looks amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚

    November 30, 2016 at 8:11 pm
  • Reply fashionandstylepolice

    This looks very delicious. Would love to try making mine.
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    November 30, 2016 at 7:39 pm
  • Reply Ayesha Farhad

    Love the fudge canon! what a brilliant idea! and now the fudge craving kicks in hard and strong!

    November 30, 2016 at 2:18 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    I nOw want fudge! It is one thing I have never ever attempted to make as I thought it would be quite hard to do!

    November 30, 2016 at 9:10 am
  • Reply clairejustine

    What a great idea, I bet it was fun to make ๐Ÿ™‚
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    November 29, 2016 at 11:01 pm
  • Reply motherhoodtherealdeal

    Wow I think I have just died and gone to fudge heaven – drool!

    November 29, 2016 at 12:21 pm
  • Reply Anosa

    Awww how lovely, let his imagination run wild a ittle longer and the fudge canon looks amazing

    November 29, 2016 at 5:17 am
  • Reply Ana De-Jesus

    Woaaah a fudge cannon? It looks epic hun and I do love fudge as well. Yum xx

    November 28, 2016 at 11:08 pm
  • Reply Alina

    I love the homework and I love how modern it is too with videoing and everything. Definitely times are moving on aren’t they and soon everyone will be a youtube star! haha

    November 28, 2016 at 8:28 pm
  • Reply tots2travel

    Those stars and sparkles utterly transform it. Wonderful idea.

    November 28, 2016 at 7:40 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks we were looking for a way to make it magical.

      November 28, 2016 at 8:01 pm
  • Reply Keely

    Well that sounds better than any school homework I ever had! Thanks for the recipe!

    November 28, 2016 at 1:25 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      It does taste rather good.

      November 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm
  • Reply Dean B

    This would actually make a lovely Christmas present for teachers especially ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    November 28, 2016 at 12:40 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      That’s a great idea. Might have to make another batch x

      November 28, 2016 at 8:02 pm
  • Reply Cathy Glynn

    What a fabulous project, it looks wonderful and tasty. Sadly our project this term was to make a castle! I’m sure it wasn’t as much fun as yours x

    November 28, 2016 at 11:40 am
    • Reply Lisa

      I don’t think I would be any good with a castle.

      November 28, 2016 at 8:01 pm

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