A CANDY MAP, A JUICY FRUIT DRESS AND A TOOTSIE ROLL PURSE!!

November 13, 2014

We were going over all our pix from this year’s SWEETS & SNACKS EXPO and we found a few delicious items we’ve been meaning to show you.

Number one is the amazing CANDY MAP that was commissioned by the National Confectioner’s Association. It was about three feet long, and on it, every state in the Union was represented by a different candy. It’s fun to pick out the states, identify the candy and figure out why that particular candy was chosen.

For example, take a look at this close-up. WISCONSIN is represented by cheddar cheese Goldfish, and NEBRASKA by candy corn. We’re still trying to identify them all! (We just realized today that TEXAS is made of Fritos, ¬†COLORADO of Kit Kats, and CALIFORNIA of Peach Rings!)

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The Expo wouldn’t be complete without some nod to fashion. And this year’s stand-out was this JUICY FRUIT DRESS. It’s made of actual Juicy Fruit gum—and packaging.

juicy fruit dress

Last but not least is this scrumptious TOOTSIE ROLL PURSE, complete with Tootsie Pop wrappers.

tootsie roll purse

Just add some HIGH HEEL CUPCAKES and you’re ready for a sweet night on the town!

Hope you enjoy seeing these projects as much as we did. When it comes to snacks, there’s apparently no end to creativity.

Happy Decorating,

Alan and Karen

 

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