Andie and Jason Moore make button-shaped candies that are so realistic that you might try to sew them on your shirt.
The couple living in Dallas, Texas, keep their button candy recipes, which they developed over the years, as a great secret and plan to pass on the recipes to their five children.
Their designs are not limited to buttons, they craft candies resembling anything from mushrooms to seashells.
Before finding her calling as a confectioner, Andie worked as an art director for a company producing snowboards and a spraypainter for record stores. She later founded his own company creating wall decors.
She met Jason, who is just as artistic, at a Greek language class and the two tied the knot soon after. After having children, Andie decided stay home and take care of them while ran his own spa and pool cleaning company.
One afternoon in 2010, when the couple’s fourth baby was napping peacefully, Andie gathered to courage to found Andie’s Specialt Sweets on Etsy. She started making and selling daisy shaped candies, which she had previously made for her brother’s wedding, to make some extra money for Christmas. Andie found making candies so interesting that she read all the literature written on the subject and perfected her recipes through trial and error. She turned her hobby into a full-time job after her button-shaped candies were featured in the media and became an instant success. Jason sold his business and joined Andie one-and-a-year after she founded her online store. The two decided to move to a cheaper city to expand their business and relocated from Los Angeles to Dallas.