(apologies for the crappy cell phone pic, but it was all I had)
Looks almost exactly like an apple doesn't it? The picture doesn't really do it justice; the detail was quite amazing. It is an apple--a hand blown candy apple!
Apple mousse! Almost exactly the color of the inside of an apple, and the flavor was light and subtle, almost like eating a real apple--except that real apple skin doesn't crunch and get all sticky in your mouth. :)
There was the briefest glimpse of sunshine a few moments ago--we've had grey skies and too much rain this whole week. I have been considering commissioning an ark to be built if I don't see some sunny days soon. In the hopes of inspiring some brightness outside, I have been doing a little spring decorating inside, and I hauled out my collection of bunny salt cellars.
These are also known as salt dips, and they were once used instead of salt shakers. Each one is in the shape of a bunny in a basket (the bunny is the lid), and they come in all kinds of colors. I also have some larger versions; same style, but candy dishes instead of salt cellars.
This is a closeup view of one; I usually sit them near a window so the sunshine hitting the glass brings out all the lovely colors, but I decided to make them a table centerpiece for once. Bringing them out inspired me to add to my collection, so I had to go on eBay and see if I could find some new pieces. I placed bids on two cellars (ruby red and marigold colors) and a green candy dish, put another cellar on my watch list and was able to buy one cellar immediately. What color was it? Sunshine, of course! :)