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Why Martha Stewart and Bobby Flay are Crafting Colorful Candy Mosaics

October 19, 2017

Dylan’s Candy Bar, the kaleidoscope-colored candy emporium, turns sixteen this year. To celebrate, they’re throwing themselves a Sweet 16 and inviting a varied group of celebrities to design candy-covered mosaics. The results are delightful—and seem delicious.

Stars like Martha Stewart, Bobby Flay, Gayle King, and Julianne Moore are just some of the twenty plus participants who created custom canvases out of the store's many edible options. Each mosaic will be auctioned off, with full sales donated to the respective celebrity’s chosen charity. Interested bidders should know that the auction runs until November 10. Personally, I’ve got my eye on Whoopi Goldberg’s sweet self portrait, or Katie Couric’s rendition of Rosie the Riveter. Head here to view the works. You can even bid on line should you be so inclined.

The Queen of Craft, Martha Stewart wows with this 3-D floral number. Photo by Dylan's Candy Bar
Gayle King got a little funky with the inspiration for her mosaic. Photo by Dylan's Candy Bar
Emmy winning actress, Uzo Aduba, got busy with this bee design. Photo by Dylan's Candy Bar
Frontman Neil Patrick Harris riffs on the classic magic trick. Photo by Dylan's Candy Bar
Katie Couric gave Rosie the Riveter a candy colored makeover. Photo by Dylan's Candy Bar

The store also launched a line of candies adorned with the anniversary mosaics. The clever designs alone are enough to convince me to buy.

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Valerio is a freelance food writer, editor, researcher and cook. He grew up in his parent's Italian restaurants covered in pizza flour and drinking a Shirley Temple a day. Since, he's worked as a cheesemonger in New York City and a paella instructor in Barcelona. He now lives in Berlin, Germany where he's most likely to be found eating shawarma.