Thursday, 23 October 2008

Candy Corn and Cupcakes


no you can't eat it!
Halloween is nearly here and that means one of many thing, costumes, scary movies, and candy. And if you life in the states or just grew up there like me there is one thing that screams Halloween more than anything else, and that thing is candy corn. f I mention it around here I get blank stares, Halloween isn't the big deal here as it is in the states. H doesn't even have a Halloween party at school, they have a Harvest festival and concert singing songs about a scarecrow. This is the first year for a long time where we haven't gone to the states in autumn where I can gorge myself on candy corn, hot tamales, and Reece's pieces.


the candy corn is mine, all mine I tell you!

I had a dig through my stash of American goodies and found a tiny packet of candy corn. What was I to do with it? eat it? share it? hide it? no I sent it to my friend Kerry ( of PennyDog Jewellery fame) to turn into some resin jewellery. Kerry didn't know what candy corn was but she got to eat the broken pieces in the packet and made me some fabulous candy corn jewellery. She sent me three beautiful candy corn pendants, I have worn one of them and shall be turning one into a fabulous key chain. Kerry also has a brilliant blog " PennyDog Jewellery blog" with great interviews with other artists, jewellery makers, and etsy dwellers, so pop by and have a visit, and say a big hi from me. And have a look at her etsy shop and drool over this or this or ....just everything.

cupcakes with vanilla cream cheese frosting

Right I best get back to the cake baking for the Harvest festival!

7 comments:

PennyDog said...

Thanks for the plug!

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

oh my gosh - those cakes look delish!
as do the pendants - great work pennydog.

annayama said...

wow those pendants look amazing. hope that you are not too homesick. can i tell you something crazy. i am homesick for singapore. huh?? an aussie in oz missing the far flung home?? might be because S is still there. missing holidays that you love/consider important is tough. still owe you an email....

Sam said...

Fab pendants ;) & yummy looking cakes Meri.
x

June said...

mmmmmm, candy corn. those necklaces are just too cute! i don't know what i would do without candy corn this time of year!

mushroommeadows said...

i love the candy corn jewelry and those cupcakes look very tasty!!! :)

Beth said...

I am a states girl. I love to look at candy corn but not eat it. The pendants are wonderful.