Candy is the best way to enhance any party. You can use candy to develop all sorts of colorful sweet theme ideas for your guests. Do not waste the occasion with ordinary bowls of sweets just laying around. You can create wonderful bouquets, a dramatic centerpiece, or an entire buffet dedicated to nothing but delicious candies. Here are just a few ideas to get you started.
Candy Centerpiece Ideas
A centerpiece is an important item of display used to convey a key design element of your party. The centerpiece is usually placed in the middle of the table to draw attention, joy and appreciation from your guests. You can combine many types of candy, flowers or other objects that relate to your party theme. Here are few excellent candy centerpiece examples.
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Candy Table Ideas
With a candy table you go way beyond the centerpiece to create a large kaleidoscope of delicious treats and playful ornaments filling the entire table. I like to think of the candy table as a giant centerpiece for the entire party. Combine with chocolate fountains or ice sculptures for a truly dramatic experience. Here are a few examples of fun candy table ideas.
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Candy Station Ideas
A candy station is a small table dedicated to allowing your guests to self-serve various treats and desserts. You can have multiple stations to allow for all tastes. Keep in mind that some guest may require sugar free desserts. With a candy station you can have one table dedicated to sugar free only and other stations for everyone else.
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Candy Buffet Ideas
The candy buffet is a large version of the candy station. The buffet should be focused self- service to provide easy access for all guests. The buffet is generally considered more functional when compared to the centerpiece or traditional candy table. You can combine ideas from the centerpiece and table to compliment your buffet with a unified party theme. Here are a few great examples of a candy buffet.
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Candy Bouquet Ideas
A candy bouquet operates just like a floral bouquet with your favorite treats instead of flowers. They can be used as party favors or for the centerpiece itself. A candy bouquet can also make a great gift for anyone with a sweet tooth. Give each guest a candy Bouquet to take home. This will help make a memorable party. Here are a few ideas for candy bouquets.
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Born In Chocolate
Zeba Kohli, is known as the chocolate lady of India. She is a master chocolatier born and raised within the wonderful world of chocolate. Kohli, is the head of Fantasie Fine Chocolates, one of India’s oldest brands of handmade chocolates. She is respected teacher on all the mysteries of chocolate. Here is a list of great things we learned from India’s chocolate lady.
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Chocolate tasting and fun facts
You must hear a snap when you take a little bite, then let the chocolate melt on your palette for a little while. Finally, let it fall smoothly down the throat to enjoy the finish.
Like wine, you must cleanse the pallet with water when tasting many types of chocolate at the same time.
Cocoa trees are primarily grown in the coastal regions of Africa and South America, but chocolate is not known by the region the cocoa originates from.
As we fine with Wine and coffee, chocolate made from beans of a single region or farm is known as single origin chocolate.
The flavor of chocolate from a single area is often influenced by the soil, climate and vegetation.
Dark chocolate made from Tanzania beans will be very fruity because of its wild soil quality. However, the same chocolate from Ecuador is mild and leaves a lot of space for fruitiness and aromas. It also has notes of red fruits, grass and flowers.
Sugar free chocolate will not help you lose weight. It contains a lot of cocoa butter and natural sugars. A 200g bar of a dark chocolate, which is about 80% to 90% dark, will still have 1110 calories.
Cocoa trees can grow to be around 20-ft tall.
Many chocolates made in India contain vanaspathi. Cocoa butter is becoming too expensive. So they take it out of the chocolate and use vanaspathi instead. Vanaspathi may not be great for your health.
Learn more about the chocolate lady. Read Demystifying those brown chunks of happiness
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To celebrate the new “Transformers: Age of Extinction” movie, Bazooka will create a special collection of limited edition Transformer candy out of Bazooka favorites. Bazooka Push Pop, Big Baby Pop, Ring Pop, Mega Mouth and Juicy Drop Pop will be transformed to promote “Age of Extinction”. New packaging will feature characters from the film. Transformers and Bazooka make a great team by combining two of the worlds most loved brands in cinema and candy.
The candy collection will convey the exciting world of Transformers art. Kids from all ages can collect their favorite candy and character combinations. Special details for some products will include things like: promotional packs of Juicy Drop Pop include one of seven free collectable charms with characters and icons from the movie. Push Pop packs will include one of 10 free collectable Tazos, with fans sure to want to get the complete set. “Transformers: Age of Extinction” opens June 27. Don’t miss your favorite Bazooka treats with a Transformer flavor.
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Salt water taffy is due become the official state candy for New Jersey. A group of astute fifth graders from Sayreville’s Samsel Upper Elementary School testified before a government panel this week to make their love of Salt Water Taffy official. Making Salt Water Taffy the official state candy will help attract tourism and business activity for the Jersey coast. Salt Water Taffy is truly a local treasure with a rich history born on the boardwalks of New Jersey.
Interestingly, salt water taffy has no salt water in it. In the late 1800s a young entrepreneur opened a taffy store on the New Jersey boardwalk. One fine evening the tide took him by surprise and soaked the taffy stand in salt water. The next morning a little girl approached the stand and asked if she could have a piece of salt water taffy. The rest is history. This sweet history gave the world its first salt water taffy. For more information visit the New Jersey shore or the source links below.
Source – Bill to make NJ state candy advances | NJ.com
Source – Salt Water Taffy NJ’s State Candy | WFUV Radio
Modern art and chocolate converge in a fantastic new interactive installation by Anya Gallaccio. The sweet masterpiece ‘Stroke’, will be showing at at the Jupiter Artland sculpture garden in Edinburgh sculpture garden this summer.
Anya Gallaccio “Stroke”
The installation is like a chocolate monastery with the entire room hand painted in dark chocolate. The audience is allowed to touch and interact with chocolate walls as they see fit. A simple bench is provided to allow contemplation of this amazing chocolate experience. This work provides a deeply sensual vision. The rich aroma and minimal beauty will inspire the viewer.
One note of caution. You may find your children licking the walls and not wanting to leave. If your children happen to wander off during a visit to the sculpture garden, you will probably find them at this exhibit. For more information please visit the source link below.
Anya Gallaccio “Stroke”
Source Link: Chocolate Room
It sounds compelling. Take two things people absolutely love and combine them to make something new. We consume millions of gallons in beer each year and more lollipops than you can imagine. It was only matter of time before someone created the elusive Beer Lollipop, and that time is now.
The Lollyphile candy company has a rich history of experimental Lollipop research. They already produce wine and whisky lollipops in a variety of unusual flavors. Their vegan approved breast milk lollipop is a taste to behold. If Lollyphile produced a movie it would be something like Frankenstein Meets Willy Wonka in the Lollipop Factory.
Lollyphile has taken a bold step into uncharted Beer Lollipop waters. They have produced a line of lager, and stout lollipops based customer demand. These lollipops are controversial. A recent independent taste test by a group of beer aficionados gave these new lollipops a very low grade. Even so, they are selling quite well and developing a cult following. In my view the control group for this taste test was flawed. Beer aficionados are easy to find. Finding test subjects that love beer and lollipops equally is not as easy.
You can read more about the taste test and results through source link below. No matter how you feel about beer lollipops one this is certain. Lollyphile is a candy innovator. Keep an eye on this fantastic company.
Source Link Beer-flavored lollipops fall flat – NY Daily News.