This morning I was thinking about the candy window we did back in 2004.Â I was looking at the pictures and I thought I would share them with you since we didn’t have the blog back in 2004.
ZCMI in Salt Lake used to have window displays during Christmas that were made entirely out of candy.Â When ZCMI discontinued it Provo City took over and had the candy windows in the windows of businesses in downtown Provo.Â We participated for a couple of years.Â This was our entry.Â It was a lot of work.Â You might notice the picture of me and Rebecca on the fireplace and on the bookshelf.
Every surface that you see had to be made from something edible.Â The pictures of us were coated with sugar.Â The walls were frosting and gum sticks.Â The floor was dyed coconut.Â The fireplace was rock candy.Â The bookshelf was rolled out Tootsie Rolls.Â The door was pretzels.Â The tree was sour straws.Â The man was mostly fondant.Â The popcorn strand was nerds so we had to buy a large quantity of nerds to sort out the white ones.Â You can imagine where many of the rest went.
I can’t remember what award we won for the window but it was featured on TV and on promotional posters.Â The theme for this year was “O Christmas Tree.”Â We called our window “O Blasted Christmas Tree.”
Maybe tomorrow I’ll do a post about other candy windows.