Isabella wasn't with me when I discovered Made In Candy in Powerplant Mall here. So I brought her there last weekend to replenish our stash of literal eye candy and let her watch the candy artisans work their magic.
And they did! They had just started working on a customized design when we arrived. Here's the sketch they had up on their glass wall.
They stuck strips of black & orange candy together to make the jack-o-lantern's mouth. Three triangular black rods formed the eyes & nose.
See the jack-o-lantern starting to form?
Then they added the green strip to form the stalk & a lot of white candy for the background.
They then wrapped it with a mat made out of orange (& dark orange) candy strips.
And voila! The jack-o-lantern in a huge cylinder!
The candy makers then pulled & tugged with all their might on one end of the huge roll until it stretched out into a thin tube.
Which they sliced into the finished product...
Isabella loooooved it! She had track & field practice that day but gave it up to watch the candy being made. She kept gushing, "I want to work here! I really do Mommy!" So much that she even asked one of the owners about the possibility of a summer internship.
Look how happy she was, finally tasting the candy we had watched being made for close to an hour!
Really love that 15-year-old Isabella is still a kid! :)
Now what's with the title of this post? I guess the halloween part is self-explanatory. Hangover, on the other hand, has to do with how delayed this Halloween post is (I mean, it's already November!). And the delightful surprise of this new candy design in our new stash of candy (the first batch I bought didn't have this particular design)... A tiny pink martini!
The best part is it tasted sooooo good! Like pink grapefruit martini or maybe pink lemonade. Certainly the kind of candy I can be drunk on! :)
Photos are my own and from Made In Candy's facebook page.