I never heard of anyone making their own candy canes before, so your link peaked my curiosity. I don't know if it is actually difficult, but it sure sounds it to me. Pulling the candy sounds tricky and for people with experience or advanced talents. For me, I think I'd rather buy them than to go through all that trouble, but who knows maybe it's fun. I guess you'll never know until you try. Have you tried it yet? Let us know how it came out!