A Chinese man blows into a hollow lump of hot, melted sugar. A minute or two later, he holds a Dragon. Or a giraffe. All are shaped via the traditional art of sugar blowing, an increasingly rare sight on the streets of China.
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Like glass blowing, the sugar version involves inflating a molten blob into a bubble, then shaping it before it cools. A sugar candy blowing master demonstrates his craft in Beijing China. In this video, you will see the Dragon and Giraffe.
Sugar blowers tend to make animals, with creatures from the Chinese zodiac—dragons, rabbits, pigs, and monkeys—being especially popular. Though the finished creations are edible, they are considered to be art rather than food.
The art of blowing candy also known as sugar blowing art, is considered a traditional Chinese art. This art has a long history that originates from the Chinese Dynasty era – was known and popular in its times, however due to the modernisation.The wonderful techniques and skills they display would make children amazed, even adults will feel curious and fascinated.