July 11, 2015

The FANCY FOOD SHOW was such a blast this year. It took place right here in NYC, at the Javits Center.

We spent two great days manning the SweetWorks booth and creating projects for their display cases. We always love meeting newcomers, fans and other bakers. And we got to talk candy, cakes and cupcakes non-stop (which is one of our favorite things).

We also got to eat lots of the other food at the show. The chocolates were amazing this year!! (Imagine a chocolate truffle with bacon and maple syrup flavor.)

We are always designing on the spot,  and we came up with lots of variations on HELLO CUPCAKE and CAKE MY DAY projects. These flowers are always one of our favorites to create for the show. They make a big splash and yet they are so EASY!

We frosted mini cupcakes with colorful frosting (blue, green, and rose). Then we added SweetWorks Celebration candies (Baby Face Tears, Flying Saucers, and Kookie Bananas) to turn them into flowers. Then we simply pressed the mini cupcake into a sugar cone and used Sixlets to support the cones in a container.

Lots of people asked if they could take a photo so that they’d remember how to assemble the mini cupcake in the ice cream cones and make the flowers themselves. Always a sign of a surefire success in a design!!

flower cupcakes ffs

Now that the Food Show season has ended we are back at the Candy Lab making some new creations (and sneaking in a little VACAY time). Hope you’re having a great summer. Gotta run.

Alan and Karen

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