In continuation to our previous blog entry on edible, wearable art, this blog entry is about non-wearable, edible art - confectionery art.
Besides being a Fashionista, I am also a big Foodie. My one big weakness for food is my sweet tooth. I love everything from cakes to pudding to chocolate to candy to cookies and of course ice-cream! I can skip having appetizers when I dine out, but I will never ever skip dessert. To me, dessert is the best part of a meal, because it is the highly anticipated dish that comes at the end that completes my meal with a happy ending.
I can't tell you enough how fascinated I am by anything Japanese from Harajuku girls (even our favorite Hollaback Girl Gwen Stefani loves them) to Sushi. Recently, I discovered a well-kept secret from my Japanese friend Megumi called Amezaiku. Amezaiku is a traditional Japanese folk art of sculpting candy into a variety of shapes. According to Megumi, this century-old art form is only practiced by a handful of people in Japan today. Many of them are actually street performers who learned the skill from their ancestors.
Something closer to home is this confectionery art website I found when I was searching for easter gift baskets. I found this website Home Sweet Home that produces pieces of art in the form of cookies, sugar cubes and gingerbread. Everything is handmade from scratch and then carved.