Sweetest Day Ideas-Help

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sweetideas Posted 17 Oct 2007 , 7:41pm
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I am making a cake for a co-worker for her daughter for Sweetest Day this weekend. She wants chocolate on choc. Any ideas how to decorate it for a 9-year-old? I know the midwest is one of the few states that celebrates this holiday, but any help is appreciate. BTW this is the first cake I have been asked to make --even if it's for free, I still want to make a good impression. How can I incorporate some fall color into the chocolate them? or would you use just a heart or something along that line?


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JaneK Posted 17 Oct 2007 , 11:05pm
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You could make some pretty roses ...ribbon or otherwise from chocolate tootsie rolls...I think that would be very appropriate for a 9 year old girl. You could also make a bow from chocolate fondant....chocolate upon chocolate can be very pretty...
I read in Wikopedia that the candy makers are thought to have promoted this holiday so covering it with choc candies of some sort would also be good...

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fragglerock1 Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 1:45am
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I'm of no help here, but was wondering what is Sweetest Day? I've never heard of it, is it like Valentine's Day? Does it take the place of Valentine's day?

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apclassicwed Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 1:52am
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Sweetest Day is like Valentine's Day, said to have been started by the Sander's Candy Company in Detroit along with other candy & flower businesses in Michigan and Ohio. This used to be a pretty dry business time for flowers and candy companies--after wedding season and before holiday season, so Sweetest day was created to boost business. Most people I know that are not from Michigan or Ohio usually are not familiar with this day; not sure if Indiana or Illinois are in on this too.

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vickymacd Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 10:31am
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I work at a restaurant and we actually are bringing in more server to help on Sweetest Day because we're so busy! Funny how one company can boost a business with a silly Hallmark day!

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