How do I get started with candy-making?

By David Heyman I am interested in making sweets — chews, hard candies, fudge, chocolate-covered miscellany, and so on. Have already made some candied ginger but nothing else. Personal scale, not doing anything professional. I have a candy thermometer and a small kitchen scale, plus miscellaneous pots and pans. Are there any other tools, instruments, ingredients, et cetera that would be necessary? …read more