Death by Chocolates

Looking for non-lethal ways to make a chocolate display? Read on!

Dear Bashionista,

Here's a cautionary tale that you should pass on to your readers. Once upon a time, I was working for a catering company and we were hired for a child's 6th birthday party. One woman brought in a big, beautiful posterboard with fanciful designs and chocolates stuck to it for the kids to eat. How nice! Less nice is that she used straight pins to fasten the chocolates. I found this out when a mom came up to me holding a piece of chocolate with a needle sticking out and saying, "Is this how it's supposed to be?"

Um, yeah. Needles in chocolates?? That's supposed to be an urban myth! Let's keep it that way.

This public service announcement has been brought to you by,

Susan D

Thanks, Susan!

If you or someone you know is looking to wow a room full of children *without* murdering them, there are a couple of FDA-approved ways to attach goodies to the backdrop of your choosing. I can only assume this incident happened before the show Ace of Cakes was televised, because now it's fairly common knowledge that you can use edible glue for all your fancy-dessert needs. In fact, if you have running water, you are one ingredient away from making your own clear, edible glue at home.

Alternatively, if for some reason you have a craving to attach wrapped candy or little toys to posterboard, some sticky-back velcro will do you right.

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