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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Just Desserts for Pink Saturday 9/19/09

Okay, big news in our household. Our granddaughter is going to have a baby so in May next year we'll be great-grandparents!! We're so happy and excited. It's been 9 years since she got married. Squeeeeeallllll!!!!

Go visit Beverly at HowSweetTheSound for all the Pink Saturday participants. You'll love the things you see because they are for the most part PINK!

Hubs and I have been cleaning out lots of junk we just are not going to need anymore. I have dozens of books I'm going to give to the thrift store but while I was sorting I thought I'd share this dessert book I bought about 10 or so years ago.

Now, I want you to look at these desserts realizing that every single thing on the plate is edible. The only thing you couldn't consume is the plate. I have 27 of them here for you to view. Just be amazed along with me that every single thing is edible. I'll comment on a few. Pass the chocolate please!

Chocolate fantasy, right? Ohmygosh! All edible.

The fans are chocolate.

The clowns hair is spun sugar.

Spun sugar again.

More spun sugar. Listen, I've tried this spun sugar on a couple of "designer desserts" and it is NOT easy to do. Imagine doing it on all these desserts.

The roses, hat and hat band are all edible. Gorgeous!!

Clown hair—edible.

How darling and creative to make a stove that you can eat and not have to cook on. The squares are edible and the whole stove and pots on it also.

My kind of Christmas tree—CHOCOLATE! Snow, snowman, stick, tree, fence and snow are all edible.

Dare ya to make this Halloween dessert! Fire, cauldron and bubbling mixture—all edible.

You can even eat her antennae, legs and chocolate drops on the plate.

Anyone for an artistic flair dessert? Eat the paint and the brushes.

Basket of fruit. Eat the basket along with the "fruit" and leaves on the fruit.

Eat the coconut shell and the "coconut" inside.

Here you can even eat the rind and seeds.

Chocolate cups for your dessert. Eat them also.

These are made with real cherries so the only thing you cannot eat are the stems. They're the real thing. Everything else is edible. This is adventurous even for the chef! Branches are chocolate formed into branches.

I think this is my favorite. It is not easy to make, but worth the effort. Gorgeous! All can be eaten—even the flowers and bow.

Having done spun sugar I can testify to how hard this must have been to make.

This is exquisite but I'd never even attempt it.
Okay, my sweet chicks, hope you enjoyed your venture into the land of the sweets today. I can assure you these are not to be made by the faint of heart. They are intricate and very, very involved in making each of these and there were even more in the book. You would have to have much patience and a high level of skill to even try an attempt at making any one of these. Lots of work and practice. Enjoy.


  1. Those desserts look beautiful and yummy!

    Happy Pink Saturday!

  2. Connie how exciting that a new little life will be coming into your family circle. Congratulations on the fact that you guys will be Greatgrandparents.
    OMG all those desserts - yummy

  3. I'll have one of each..:) they look yummy..and love the way they display them..;)

  4. Love it all but the clown is my favorit !
    Love from the Netherlands RINI

  5. Congratulations Connie, what exciting news! Rachaelxo

  6. Big congratulations on the new baby-to-be.

  7. Those pictures are amazing! What a wonderful blog!


  8. Oh Sweetie!
    Happy Pink Saturday and Congratulations to the family. I bet you are just thrilled. How exciting. I think of all of the foods I would enjoy the ladybug most of all. Looks so delightful. Lots of sugar, sugar. Thanks for sharing. Stop by and let me share my Pink Saturday. Country hugs, Sherry

  9. Connie, I don't think I have ever seen such artistic edible desserts. They were amazing. Thanks for sharing them.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  10. So yummy. Love it.
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  11. Love the hat one! I made the lady bug a long time ago for my son's 4th birthday Wow...great grandparents...wayyyy too young! no way

  12. Amazing! What patience these people must have besides a steady hand. I think I like the white hat the best! Happy PS

  13. Hi Connie - Happy Pink Saturday! You have me hungry for sweets and I haven't even had breakfast yet! Congratulations on your grandbaby - wonderful news!

  14. Connie, those are amazing photos. Of, course I gained a hundred pounds just looking at them, but what the heck :-). Congratulations on your wonderful family news.

  15. Well...well...I think I am ALMOST speechless! Wow! What delights of a confectionary overload! Just exactly the sort of thing that makes me glad to be alive! of them!

    Congratulations on your new expected family addition! Grandbabies are another thing that make you glad to be alive! Being a GREAT GRANDPARENT is a place of grandeur! I am happy for you!!

  16. just look to grand to eat and can you imagine the work that go into them.
    congrats. on the new little one.

  17. ......and to think I just swore off desserts - how amazingly tempting and beautiful these are!

    Maybe just a fresh peach.....or one tiny scoop of ice cream.....but nothing elaborate such as these!

    Happy Pink Saturday. I'm off to peel a grape!


  18. Those look to pretty to eat! But I think I would somehow manage.

    And congrats on being a grandma!

  19. Congrats on the news! You dessert pics are making me hungry but really I don't know if I could take a bite out of something that looks so good.

  20. Happy Pink Saturday, and congrats!
    Wow, that's some serious dessert

  21. All amazing but the clowns are a kick in the pants..Love them.

  22. Those pics were just amazing!! Did you ever try to make anything from that cookbook?

    Congrats on your future great grandchild!! That is just so wonderful!! God bless. : )

    ~ Wendy

  23. Hi Connie have another little one on the way!! I can feel your excitement.

    Tht recipe book os wonderfullly delish. There are such extravagent pictures in there! Wow.

    thank you for I wish I had something delish like that to nibble on..

    hope you are having a good weekend

  24. Connie.....Congratulations! You must be so excited about the news! A new little one in the family is so special! And how gorgeous are some of these desserts! I wish I had the time and patience to do that.......the clowns just might be my favorite. I bet that's a fun book to look through. That makes me want to go look through some of my older books too!
    For some reason I had kind of lost track of you the past little bit and I saw your comment on someone's blog...I'm signing up as a follower so that won't happen again!
    Elaine :)

  25. Congratulations on your new great grandbaby on the way! How very exciting!! All of those desserts are beautiful but I think my fav is the hat. Really sweet! Happy Pink Saturday Connie!


  26. Oooooh congrats Miss Connie wow Greatgrandparents bet your over the moon....
    As for those desserts who on earth could eat them after all the work that has gone in to them, loving the Lady Bug just so cute...

    Hope your having a great weekend...

    Lyn xxx

  27. Oh, how exciting, Connie. A new baby .. nothing like the sweetness of those little ones. Congratulations.

    Have a lovely weekend. TTFN ~Marydon

  28. Hi Connie;;;; Happy Pink Saturday!
    Wow I think I gained 10lbs just looking at all those yummy desserts... I love the one with the match stick in its mouth... too too funny... I wouldn't even think of trying to make any of them...
    and CONGRATULATIONS!! on being a Great Grandma.....


  29. Happy late Pink Saturday! Congratulations to be! Splendid desserts.

  30. Happy Pink Sat Connie,These desserts look so adorable.I'd love to make the snowman and tree one.So cute.Thank you so much on my Boo words they were fun to do.Hugs,Jen

  31. Congrats again on Mandy's impending little bundle of joy!! Ya'll will be super duper GGparents!

    Now, if I worked hard enough to make any of these items and someone had the nerve to eat them, well, then they'd be TOAST!

    Angelic Accents

  32. I'm simply stunned! Just goes to show what you can create when you put your mind to it, no matter what the medium is. I think my especial fave is the artist's palette.

    Maybe this is one book to keep? And have you seen Jane Asher's cake decorating books (she's a Brit) as she does some phenomenal (but do-able) ones as well.

    Happy Pink Saturday (on Tuesday... I'm still visiting everyone...)


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