Candy Candy Everywhere

OK - so no candy of the month for December - that is to say - no candy of the month for the CLUB - I, on the other hand, have eaten PLENTY of this candy this month and am still up at midnight making more for gifts!

I am sure there are many others up at this late hour, fixing bows onto packages, preparing food for family gatherings and cleaning the house for company - this month really sneaks up on us doesn't it.

We decided to have a handmade Christmas - with a Pajama gift swap for the adults (not handmade - thankfully) - and you would think that this would have alleviated the stress BUT..... I always think up things that are bigger than life, and I have spent the last week finishing up multiple projects... painting, sewing, cutting, gluing and glittering all manner of gifty things.

I have also spent some serious time in the kitchen making honeycomb, penuche fudge, coconut layer bars, a cake for my sons 3rd birthday, gingerbread and spice cookies, chocolate dipped rice crispies for my husbands office and some really weird applesauce Cinnamon dough ornaments that did NOT meet expectations.

Well, I am looking forward to next year, but for now - I am going to stop the madness, slowdown and really enjoy this beautiful Christmas with my family - which is now a family of four for the first time ever!.

I wish everyone a very merry Christmas!

love and chocolate kisses from Sweet B


The Total Tree Package!

Check out the SpookyTime Jingles Collector's tree

Each ornament has been made by a SpookyTime Jingle Artist.

I contributed the tree skirt, it is painted canvas with felt rosettes and candy faces sewn on - tons of pom pom and ric rac too! There is also one of my "Two faced" lollipop men in the tree - he is "Christmas Flavored" and is about 8" in diameter. You can just see him peeking out of the bottom of the tree - he's a bit shy, specially around all of these wonderful STJ creations!
I can hardly believe that one bidder will be getting this tree - it would take such a long time to collect all of the ornaments individually!

Hmmmm, which ornament is my favorite? Well, I love them all, BUT - the topper really stands out for me - he is so darned cute!

How about you - what do you like best?
- Sweet B


Spookytime Jingles WOW!

Two fantastic Shopping opportunities from the talent over at Spookytime Jingles:

Come and celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas with some special buys - Holiday goodies specially listed on the Spookytime Jingles Website! That's right, these are in ADDITION to the usual update on the 13th!.


How long does it take to collect a whole tree worth of artist ornaments?

What if you could do it with one simple click of a mouse??
Well, now you can - An ENTIRE SIX FOOT TREE filled with ornaments made by Spookytime Jingle Artists will be up for Auction on eBay December 7th.

eBay ID: Spookytime Jingles

Seriously - this is really something else - I have seen some of the ornaments that will be featured on this tree -they are amazing!

I have contributed a Holiday Lollipop Man and a canvas tree skirt that has been embellished with felt, ric rac, and Sweet B Holiday Lollies.

More details to come.....

-Sweet B

Winner of the November Challenge

The winner of the November Challenge

Jeanne has been participating in the Candy Club Challenges since the very beginning (much to the detriment of her waistline - just kidding Jeanne)

Jeanne will be receiving a sweet squirrel candy container, as soon as I am finished with his little wool coat!

Honorable Mention goes to Len over at Happy Holidays! - he actually MADE his own almond paste - my kind of guy!

Stay tuned for the December Challenge - it will be a no brainer....
.... here's a clue: it rhymes with "Dandy Pain"

Congrats Jeanne!

- Sweet B


November Candy Club Challenge

Since fall is here, I have chosen a type of candy that will fit right into
your Harvest Cornucopia

This month the Candy Club Challenge is
What's that you say? Fruit is not a candy!
well....Sweet B says it is....

For this month's challenge you have to eat, make,
buy for yourself (or your loved ones)
one of the following:

Candied fruit - Ahhhhh yes, it's fruit, so it should count as something good for you -BUT - it's drenched in sugar, so it's really baaaaad for you! I will be attempting to make candied sliced grapefruit and oranges THEN dipping them in chocolate - double points for me!~

Chocolate dipped fruit - easy to make - Oh so easy to eat! Try mixing peanut butter in with the chocolate before dipping bananas or strawberries!

Fruit jellies or any kind of candy made with fruit juice - aplets and cotlets are my personal favorites! As you may or may not know, I have my own classification system for Candy - Fruit Jellies fall under "Grandparent Candy" - but that's a discussion for another day.
Marzipan Fruits - An acquired taste- but one worth acquiring!

~the prize is a Sweet B Candy Container~
it is not quite finished so I should be posting it up in the next 4 days.

To enter, simply post a confectionery comment about one or all of the four fruit treats mentioned above!
Eat your Fruit!
To become an official Candy Club Member - simply sign on as a follower and participate in the challenges... in other words... EAT YOUR CANDY!
-Sweet B


Happy Halloween

Here is how we spent the Halloween Afternoon...

...Taking these
Adding this..
Tons of sugar and some H20....
An hour later and we have these beauties "Red Hot Candy Apples"

Why does baby cookie look so scared??Perhaps because this guy spent the night trying to nibble his toes!A good time was had by all... now that everyone is tucked into bed...
time to announce the winner of the BONUS Candy Club Challenge
the winner of the Candy Club Challenge for October is AwtemNymf, as you can see by her post the win is well deserved - TONS of candy at her house by the sound of it!

Check back on NOVEMBER 5th for the new Sweet B Candy Club Challenge!
(Winners are selected using a random number generator)
-Sweet B


More Great Halloween Shopping

Here is another great opportunity to pick up some fantastical Halloween decorations and art pieces just in time for the big night!.

Len Bentham is having a week long blog sale and give-away, and there are some wonderful pieces up for grabs.

(This is my Len Bentham Halloween ornament - sooo cute!)
Len creates pieces that really looked as if they have come from your grandmothers Vintage Halloween Collection. Many of the pieces could be Halloween/Fall crossover which is a bonus because you can keep them out through Thanksgiving !
Click on the link below to visit Len's Blog
Happy Holidays

Happy Shopping Everyone.
-Sweet B


Winning and shopping!

Ok - without wasting ANY more time (it took me forever to draw the names) , here are the winners of the Sweet B Candy Club Challenge for October.
First prize: An Artful Life
Second Prize: Goat Goddess
third prize: J.Zeigler!
I would like to thank everyone who came to visit and helped themselves to my candy buffet!
Because you all posted with such enthusiasm I am going to hold a
Second BONUS Candy Club Challenge.

I want to know: What was the last candy you bought and ate! Did you share it? or did you hide it and save it all for yourself??
Post it here and you will be in the drawing for another Sweet B Candy Treat!
This one will be a "Fall" themed prize - since the drawing will be held on the 30th!
Good luck, candy competitors.
FYI - I currently have several items from the Candy Buffet listed on eBay... my eBay id is : Sweet*b* .... there's still time to get your hands on a Sweet B Candy or pie!
Speaking of SHOPPING!
Tomorrow is the October Spookytime Jingles Update -we have a VERY special guest who will be appearing, AND some super cool Halloween pieces that will be up for sale - get there early!
If SpookyTime Jingles were a brick and mortar store... there would be people lined up and sleeping outside on the sidewalk the night before for this one!

Here's Another great opportunity to snag some superior Halloween Goodies -
Lori Rudolph
over at
is having a blog sale this evening. Her work is amazing and it would be well worth the trip over to Loris blog tonight at 9p.m eastern.

Happy Shopping!


First Annual Sweet B Blog Buffet

Welcome to my
Sweet B
Candy Blog Buffet
It's a Confection Selection that's absolute perfection!
I hope you will pick up a plate a stay!
The Sweet B lollipop men are in attendance, and are dressed in their finest....

But they can't help feeling a little anxious.
"Don't pick me" they whisper with fear on their faces.
Perhaps you would rather help yourself to a Two faced Sweetie
These young candies have split personalities, a face on each side to express how they are feeling.
Mind you don't turn your back on them - they can be mischievous!
Two faced sweeties are not afraid of the dark... they give off a nice glow when lit from within.
Help yourself to a french gelle, real fruit juice gives these candies a Tart Twist!
Speaking of tart, Sweet B Lollipop babies have come out to play!

How Cute they are!

Care for a peanut butter whip?
Or perhaps some candy corn dots??

Oh look! What a delectable delight!
Kept under glass, we fear they may bite!
Oh My, a Cruel Crisp,Belligerent Bon Bon, and a Wicked Whip.

Hmmmmm, on second thought, I think I may try a caramel and some red hots instead!

Or some ghost Dots - delish!

Help yourself to a fresh pumpkin pie, they are hiding behind some mallow- whip pumpkins, under the cake stand!
You might want to hurry up and make your selection, these Sweet B Lollipop men are looking mutinous.

Here is a very special little Sweet B pumpkin pie, shall we lift the glass cover?
Oops, you seemed to have startled her...
She looks as if she may be hiding something doesn't she.
Ohhhh, she has her seedlings with her tonight. Skull lollipops never looked so good.
Miss Pumpkin is proudly showing off her sugar coated confections
Has anyone seen the candy corn?
There he is, what a dare devil!

He has brought his twin brother with him this evening, they will be hanging from the chandelier before the night is through!
Before you go, be sure to enter the
Sweet B Candy Club Challenge.
First prize: An Original 8" Sweet B Lollipop Man
Second Prize: An Original Sweet B Lollipop Baby
Third Prize: Artists Choice (sweet B gets to pick your prize)
All you have to do is leave a comment about the candies YOU would have on Your Halloween Buffet and you will be entered in the drawing!
The buffet will be open all week - coming back for "seconds" is encouraged!
Leave a comment and you are entered into the drawing once
Become a follower and you are entered twice
Blog about the Sweet B candy buffet with a link to my blog and you are entered FOUR times!
Wishing you all Sweet Dreams!
(don't forget to brush your teeth)
-Sweet B
Feel free to email me about any of the items you have seen on the Sweet B Candy Buffet.