How to Make a Cauldron O' Candy
smoldering cauldron of candy for halloween treats
Whenever Todd Bailey, the prop expert for Good Eats with Alton Brown, wants to create an eerie scene on the show, he turns to dry ice. "It works better than a fog machine," he says. Add a little drama to your Halloween setup with Todd's spooky tricks.
Making a Spooky Cauldron for Halloween Candy
Place a 10-inch-wide metal bowl upside down inside a 12-inch-wide pot.
Add Dry Ice Chunks Around Inverted Bowl
Break up a 10-pound block of dry ice. Using gloves or tongs, place half the chunks in the pot around the inverted bowl.
Add Water to Dry Ice for Smoking Cauldron of Candy
Place a 10-inch-wide bowl right side up on top of the inverted bowl and fill with candy. Add water to the dry ice, filling the pot three-quarters full. Add more dry ice as necessary.