Dylan's Candy Bar: Unwrap Your Sweet Life

Dylan's Candy Bar: Unwrap Your Sweet Life

by Dylan Lauren
     
 
With a lifelong passion for candy and an artist’s eye, Dylan Lauren shows you how to live la dolce vita. Just like stepping into Dylan’s Candy Bar stores—a modern-day Willy Wonka–like escape—opening this book reveals a surprise on every page. Whether you’re a candy fanatic or you just want to relive your childhood memories, the

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With a lifelong passion for candy and an artist’s eye, Dylan Lauren shows you how to live la dolce vita. Just like stepping into Dylan’s Candy Bar stores—a modern-day Willy Wonka–like escape—opening this book reveals a surprise on every page. Whether you’re a candy fanatic or you just want to relive your childhood memories, the Candy Queen has gobs of creative ideas for celebrating, cooking, and decorating with candy on holidays—and every day.

In this inspirational celebration of sweets, Dylan Lauren—keeper of the world’s largest candy collection—shares her candy memories and much more. “Unwrap” gorgeous photographs and savor innovative ideas for transforming candy into memorable and stylish tabletops, decorations, and gifts. Gobble up one of Dylan’s fifteen dishes for delicious candy treats and cocktails, such as peanut butter hot chocolate and fondue. Devour candy fun facts and quizzes, such as the color psychology behind candies; read up on the history of iconic holiday candy and classics like jelly beans and candy corn; enjoy lists of celebrities’ favorite candies; and take quizzes that reveal if two people are candy compatible. For your sweet pleasure, whip up one of fifteen inventive, easy-to-follow candy craft ideas for chic, thematic, and delectable party favors, including Christmas gift baskets, birthday centerpieces, and wedding topiaries. But, also, look a little deeper: Find all the ways that sweets can inspire you, uplift you, and make you feel like a kid in a candy store.
 
From candy craft ideas and recipes to trivia and history, Dylan’s Candy Bar gives you the inspiration for living the sweet life every day.

Editorial Reviews

Sweet-tooth mogul Dylan Lauren credits the movie Willy Wonka & The Chocolate and the game Candy Land as the inspirations for her Dylan's Candy Bar. Whatever sparked her sugary passion, Lauren persisted in her dream. Today, one of her three New York locations is the largest candy store on earth and new branches are springing up faster than any fairy can shake her wand. Dylan's Candy Bar the book enables you to indulge your candy addiction in a calorie-free way, at least in the short term. (The book does include delicious recipes and decorating ideas.) This colorful, abundantly illustrated book brims with candy trivia, history, fun confection facts, and memories that could overflow any gingerbread house.) One sweet package.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307451828
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
10/05/2010
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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Dylan’s Candy Bar Vampire Cosmo

1 serving

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
Red sugar (“Pucker Powder”) or a cherry Pixy Stix
1½ ounces (3 tablespoons) vodka
¾ ounce (1½ tablespoons) triple sec
¾ ounce (1½ tablespoons) cranberry juice
Ice cubes
Glassware: cosmopolitan glass
Garnish: wax fangs

Dip the rim of a cosmo glass into the lime juice and then dip again into the cherry-flavored colored sugar.

Pour the vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and lime juice into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into the glass and attach the wax fang to the rim.

Meet the Author

DYLAN LAUREN is the founder and CEO of Dylan’s Candy Bar and a graduate of Duke University. She is the daughter of Ralph and Ricky Lauren. 

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