Another "for fun" entry for the Seventh Sanctum Candy Mania
contest. This time, the results I picked were Marzipan Funny Crackers, Orange Yumnuggets, and the star of the 'ad' - Astroecstasy. I also used the anthro mascot generator
to come up with: "Peridot the koala - the innocent, green-coloured con-woman"
(how a con artist can manage being innocent as well presented a challenge - though it was
rumored a lot that, back in the day when he worked as an apprentice chef in Lady Rampart's
kitchens, Peridot's daddy pilfered a lot of ideas from some new candy lines she'd been working on, then using them in his own business without crediting her. He also got a good lawyer to befuddle Rampart out of pursuing the matter, as well as 'generously' handing the business over to his very trusting daughter the moment she came of age).
Nowadays, Peridot certainly won't listen to any negative talk regarding her father or his business activities, which in her mind have nothing wrong about them. As far as she's concerned if she believes hard enough everything's fine, then it really must be true. Just as it's also true that Cleopatra was queen of de-Nile)
Photoshop 2, sharpies & coloured pencils. And if you want to try your own: Astroecstasy:
Take one of those fizzy pastille lollies (i.e UFOs/Fruit Tingles), brush or thinly dip it in honey (or, possibly, marmalade), and then dip it again very thoroughly in a dish of space dust candy (It will keep most of it's crackle for at least two hours after being made. How Peridot makes her
candies keep their crackle long enough for a decent shelf-life is a carefully guarded trade secret that her daddy "didn't" steal from Rampart. honest.). Marzipan Funny Crackers:
Dip a slice of marzipan in a dish of any sour-nugget candy (i.e nerds etc), press onto a plain rice cracker, then dip again in a dish of space dust candy. Orange Yumnuggets:
(or garden gnome droppings, because that's what they reminded me of when I made them)
* 1 cup carob buds (I used sugarless ones from a health shop because I didn't want them ending up too sickly)
* 2-3 teaspoons honey
* 3 teaspoons cocoa powder
* 1/2 cup candied orange & lemon zest
* dash orange essence
* 1 dessertspoon plain vegetable oil or melted copha (if needed)
Melt the carob buds in a dish standing in hot (not boiling) water, and mix in the honey & cocoa. Some carob buds take a long time to melt, and will go to the consistency of thick biscuit dough when it does. If this happens, add in the oil or copha. Mix in the zest & essence, take off the heat and use a teaspoon to measure out & shape the nuggets. Set in the fridge (btw they can be frozen, and eaten straight from the freezer). If yours turn out darker than mine, just use photoshop Disclaimer: This image is not for profit & no money is being made from it. Any resemblance in this image and/or its text to an existing commercial brand or copyrighted media character is coincidental and not intended to infringe any existing copyrights or to do any other harm.