Thursday, November 29, 2012

Make My Candy Marshrooms!

Confectionery expert and historian Beth Kimmerle will be showing visitors how to make candies at her Confectionary Forest Menagerie demonstration at The Land of Nod pop-up toy shop in Soho December 7-9. Kimmerle also collaborated with Land of Nod to create an Owl Candy Set that will allow candy makers of all ages to try their hand at candy making at home. Owl Candy Sets are available at the store for $7.99, located at 136 Prince Street, through December 27. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Chocolate Shows: NY + Chicago

The back-to-back Chocolate shows are finished. The New York Chocolate Show, in it's 15th year was not as bustling as it has been in years past. Hurricanes and foul weather was not good for show attendance but allowed for some great connecting. As you can see here I am having a wonderful conversation with a chocolate sculpture of Lucille Ball. 

The brand new Chicago Fine Chocolate Show was a trade/consumer show held on Navy Pier. While I was unable to make the first day, I can say the second day was busy. Many consumers were running around with large bags filled with truffles, cupcakes and candies and had chocolate drinks in hand.

At both shows I demonstrated how to make wonderful owl pops with my Land of Nod Candy Set and sold the kits and many copies of my book Chocolate: The Sweet History.




Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Land Of Nod Pops Open in SOHO

We attended one fabulous event last night. The snow-rain did not keep us away from The Land Of Nod Toy Shop party. Greeted at the door by a massive stuffed Mushroom, we immediately knew we were in the right spot!

The store looked magically stunning despite the fact the staff had to piece it together in the dark with the most awesome 
headlamps on (thanks to Hurricane Sandy). A massive moss covered tree hugs the shop with its outstretched limbs. After surveying the amazing selection...I got some holiday shopping done and even bought a stuffed toy turkey in preparation for Thanksgiving. 

I am excited to announce that I will be part of the The Land Of Nod New York store events. I have several Forest Menagerie candymaking demonstration taking place at the store December 7, 8, & 9th. Should you decide to stop by the store, you'll be treated to an opportunity to buy my specially designed OWL CANDY SET. Come one, come all, and have a hoot!

I purchased a handful of these
strap -on moustaches. You just never
know....

Owl Candy Set
Party Time on Prince Street



Saturday, November 3, 2012

Beth Kimmerle in the New Yorker

This fine illustration of me dates from the Oct 27, 2003 issue New Yorker Magazine. It's from Talk of The Town section about a candy making demonstration that I did now many years ago. I guess the third eye is to ward off any bad candy. I really love the idea of having additional hands, especially when in the kitchen. Two more could really come in handy!