Monday, October 17, 2011

Edible Rosary Link-up a la Tennessee Williams

The girls have been doing some candy molding and when we saw Jessica's edible Rosary link-up over at Catholic Cuisine, we got the idea to use some of their creations to make an edible candy rosary. 

They chose purple roses for the Paters and light blue roses for the Aves. We used plain milk chocolate for the cross.

Now, I wasn't going to show you this, but I figure it's such a huge perfectionism smackdown that I have to. This rosary sat unfinished on my counter for two days, taking up precious counter real estate all because I kept saying, "We need more light blue to make one more decade!" Finally, I looked at my sweet girls who were anxious to complete their creation and said, "Oh just pick another color. I'll take the picture so you can't see it." Well, that's not a good lesson in humility to pass on to them. Boy, this parenting thing sure makes you try to be a better person. Crazy how God planned that! So here it is...
In all it's imperfect glory!

 In this month of her Most Holy Rosary, here is our sweet tribute to Mary (and Tennessee Williams). You know you're a drama geek if you get that.


  1. I guess I am not a drama geek... The first thing that popped into my mind was "Cat on a Hot Tin Rosary." So, wrong?

  2. Hah! I didn't think of that one! No, I was making reference to his play, The Glass Menagerie. Blue Roses is a verbal confusion of the condition "pleurosis" and is the nickname of one of the characters.

    Jim to Laura:
    I wish that you were my sister. I'd teach you to have some confidence in yourself. The different people are not like other people, but being different is nothing to be ashamed of. Because other people are not such wonderful people. They're one hundred times one thousand. You're one times one! They walk all over the earth. You just stay here. They're common as — weeds, but — you — well, you're — Blue Roses!

  3. That is beautiful! Thank you for sharing it Charlotte!

  4. Love it in all its imperfect glory -- it is perfect! I have yet to share my year's edible rosary because I have been recovering from one thing after another, but I promise I will. I also promise to get the binding finished on some special baby quilt!

  5. real is better than perfect. love it.

  6. Can you please provide a link to the mold that you used for the roses?

  7. I believe it was this mold:


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