Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sweets & Snacks: Day Three

We're currently setting up for our last day at the Sweets & Snacks expo and it's time for one of those updates I promised! The week has been a whirlwind of candy and great Chicago restaurants and although I'm sad it's almost over I think I'm ready to sleep for days. Everybody who has stopped by our booth has loved the exhibition. You can see pictures of our setup below:


















Monday, May 16, 2011

Sweets & Snacks Expo


Beth and I are heading to Chicago in less than a week to set up the Sweet & Salty Artworks exhibition at the National Confectioners Association Sweets & Snacks Expo. The show will be happening May 24-26 and we’ll be keeping you updated as we set up and explore during the event!

Friday, May 6, 2011

An anniversary tribute to Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka in the 1971 film Photo: Paramount Pictures



In honor of it's 30th anniversary, Warner Bros. will soon release the original Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory on DVD. We've all agreed that this movie version is far superior to Tim Burton's. It comes down to this: Gene Wilder was just too hard to trump, even for the super talented Johnny Depp.

Shown below is an image of a poster that was produced for French markets. The 70s graphics are supreme and capture the film's psychedelic, sinister yet sweet feel. I really like how Mike TV is depicted, trapped in a blue TV gas bubble.

1971 Poster for French Markets
I have a fantastic addition to add to this WONKA news tidbit. Below is  a preview of a colorful item that will be on display at our upcoming candy art exhibit. The first FIVE responders to guess what it is get a FREE Wonka Bar.
Patty Botello made this wonderful item for our art show. Tell us, what is it exactly??

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Magnum Disgustis


To introduce their latest launch, Magnum, the Unilever ice cream bar made with Belgian chocolate, consulted with fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. Under Lagerfeld's direction, chocolatier Patrick Roger, used over 10 tons of chocolate to create 'The Magnum Chocolate Suite'

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Make Candy for Mother's Day

The vintage ad shows sweetly dressed children presenting their mother with a box of chocolates. Why not try something different this year and make mom candy? I remember my mother being more touched by a homemade gift than she ever was by a little blue Tiffany & Co. box. Try my Blackberry Truffles, Goat Butter & Honey Caramels, or if she's a fudge fan, try Penuche. Let me know how your batch turns out.

Here's to a wonderful, sweet day to all the mamas. x

Goat Butter & Honey Caramels (recipe featured on Martha Stewart Show)

Beth has mentioned the Goat Butter and Honey Caramels recipe from her upcoming book several times since I started interning for her. When I finally saw a picture of them last week I couldn’t resist attempting them myself. They were simple to make and words cannot express how delicious these candies were. Every single caramel was gone within minutes of having cut them into individual pieces (and some before that).