Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Crazy Colorful Candy Charcuterie

Happy 2018!
Here's a nifty idea for Valentine's day, birthday, shower or any other occasion where sugar should take center stage:)
A Crazy Colorful Candy Charcuterie will be sure to delight all the littles and cause chaotic candy commotion. This is quite a statement in sugar and would make for an incredible centerpiece for any table setting.
Not into candy? This would be just as adorable and impactful as a Cookie or Fruit Charcuterie.

Beyond easy and impressive. You can do a wild, color explosion of sweets, or arrange them in a organized color sections. Symmetrical? Monotone? Ombre? Your call. Anything you ca do will be beautiful and sure to drive the kids bananas.

If you make one, send me a pic-would love to see your creativity.

Whatcha need:
A board base to display your candy-I've used a 36" wooden board from Crate & Barrel. You could actually use any platter or cutting board. Or get crazy creative and find something unexpected around your house.

Candy-lots of it. Colorful and different textures-gummies, hard, taffy, jelly beans, gumballs-you get the idea. You could certainly substitute the candy with cookies or fruit and granola for a healthier option. I'm rolling with sugar for this one:)

Cute containers, tongs and scoopers to grab the candy. You could also let the kids take home a small bag as a party favor.

World's Easiest Instructions:
Easiest idea in the world to recreate. There is no right or wrong. Have fun with it.
I have used the more stable candy as the "blocker/border" pieces. They are used to wrangle in the round candy and gumballs which will roll right off. Onto your floor. And your pug will try to eat them. I digress.

Have fun. Send me pics!

Be present with your kids. Make magic when you can. It all goes by so fast.

Wild, colorful assortment of candies. You could also roll with cookies or fruit variations. 

I used a 36" wooden cheese board from Crate & Barrel, but you can really use anything as your base.

I used the more stable candy as the "border/blocker" pieces which prevented the round candy,
jelly beans, gumballs, etc. from rolling off the set up. 

complete, cute, colorful and chaotic-the way love it

I added some amazing little origami stars into the mix for sparkle and shine.
Origami is a lost art and I simply adore it-these are from my fave origmi artist-Origami Delights.
Check out her shop for ideas and inspiration.