The Cart is done

I thought you'd like to see the final results of today's work. The only thing left to do is to plumb in the sink for the ice cream dippers. That will be done first thing tomorrow when the seal for the drain drys.

Portable Soda Fountain Update 2

Well we're a lot further along with the portable soda fountain. Monday, we got the cooling system working, and the ice cream stayed at temperature for 8 to 9 hours just fine. Today we got the seltzer head working and the rootbeer head. We also got the umbrella mount in. I think it's looking good. Tomorrow I make the counter top, and I hope have time to paint it. Friday it has it's maiden voyage. The Wine Festival fundraiser for the Mary Brogen museum. I hope to serve Nano Cones, Egg Creams, Root Beer floats, and possibly Ice Cream Sodas.

Sushi Sundae

Uri had some fun Yesterday and worked on the presentation of our Sushi Sundae. Rolled ice cream with layers of cookie crunch and sprinkles, served on a chilled plate with chopsticks, candied ginger and chocolate sauce for dipping.
Once again mmmm...

Birthday Party Candy

We had a great birthday party for a kid named Avner over the weekend. His party was a candy themed party, and Wes made a custom batch of candy for him and his party of kids. These were made Orange-Mango flavor and are graced with an image of a robot on the front. Way cool. Happy 8th Avner.

Toy Candy or Barley Candy

I had an opportunity to get some old metal candy molds from of all places, Germany. These are all American designs, mostly by Thomas Mills of Philadelphia. Here is where it gets confusing. These are copies, from the 50's or so I think. The original molds were made of pewter, which contains lead, these are cast of aluminum. This means to me the copies were made post WWII, but where and why I can not say. The nice bit is these are food safe, fun, and traditional. They were originally sold to be holiday gifts at Easter or Christmas for kids. Sometimes they were made with lollipop sticks, sometimes without. They were called Toy Candy, or Barley Candy, since you can get dextrose from Boiled barley that would keep the sugar from crystallizing. We can get dextrose in easier to use forms, so we don't use barley, but the candy is just as hard and just as good tasting. The batch I made today is strawberry.
Row 1: Tea Pot, Lion, Goat.
Row 2: Cow, Eagle Head (it's sideways), Teddy Bear, Hand
Row 3: Steam Engine, Rabbit, Turkey
And if you already remember, we already have a dog, Lobster, and another train.

π Pi Day - Free Ice Cream if you bring the pie.

it's March 14th (3.14) which is π - Pi Day! Bring in two slices of pie and get a free scoop of ice cream (one slice for you, one for us to eat to make sure we did it right ...). We'll even heat up the pie for you.
Mmmm. Pie.

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