Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Gingerbread Houses - A holiday activity made easy!

Oh What Fun! Almost too cute to eat...
Gingerbread Houses are a fun holiday activity made easy with our
pre-assembled Gingerbread Houses.
 All you need to do is make the Royal Icing frosting (super easy, just add water to our mix)
 Add Candy and use your imagination.

On our small Candy Cottage - we used Cinnamon & Mint Gumdrops to line the roof.
Peppermint Jack Straws outline the house, white milkies adorn the front of the house,
Fruit & Creme Licorice Bites are on the roof and around the front of the house.
A Spearmint Ring was used to make a wreath.
The Fruit & Creme Bites were cut in half for the roof.

Small Rock Candy Cottage
This cottage was super easy to make!
Just frost the house and press the Chocolate Rocks into the icing.
We used Jelly Bean Candy Pebbles on the side. Haribo Raspberries were used on the roof,
 an icing wreath decoration adds a festive touch to the front of the house.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Small Business Saturday at the Confectionery!

Longtime customers Kathy and Bob, amongst many others, came out for Small Business Saturday!  Kathy and Bob shopped at the Confectionery where they came in for our seasonal favoritespeppermint shortbread bark and sour santasthey're only here once each year!  While in the Village they also stopped by Caldwell's, and Mrs. Cook's to support Seattle's economy. 

We here at the Confectionery pride ourselves on being a small, local business.  We've been located in University Village for more than 40 years. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses have generated two out of every three net new jobs over the past 15 years and employ over half of all private sector employees.

Other local businesses in University Village include Swink Style Bar, Something Silver, Village Maternity, Glassybaby, Paint the Town, Impress Rubber Stamps, and Fireworks.  You can see the University Village full directory here.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Confectionery on Saturday, we appreciate your support!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Traditional Hot Chocolate - Something Sweet for Black Friday

It is too good to be true! Candy and Hot Chocolate!
Our customers were treated to a warm cup of Traditional Lake Champlain Hot Chocolate while they shopped for their favorite Christmas Candy.  We offer Traditional, Mountain Mint and the Old World Drinking Chocolate with 54% Cocoa. Topped with whipped cream and peppermint sprinkles, it brings cheer to any holiday party. Dress up a cup at home and make someone feel extra special.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween from The Confectionery

Several of the Candy Girls dressed up for the University Village's Merchant Halloween Contest.  They were jungle cats with a zoo keeper. Our candy boy was a NBA fan! We are ready to pass out candy to the Trick or Treater's.

Happy Halloween - It's our Favorite Day of the year.

Be sure to stop by The Confectionery for your Halloween Sweets. We have everyone's favorites!
Don't forget to pick up something special for your favorite Trick or Treaters.

Orange Crush and Licorice Jelly Bellies - We layered them for a fun look.
 When using the candy on a dessert table be sure to label your treats. It's a cute way to let guests know what they are trying.

Apothecary Jars filled with Bloodshot Eyeball Gumballs and Blood Red (Very Cherry) Jelly Bellies.

Our Truffle Boxes filled with Halloween Treats.

Candy Corn, a traditional Halloween Favorite!
The flowers are from Lisa Vammen Floral Design.

Our Islands brimming with Halloween Candy
Jelly Belly Deluxe Mix - A perfect assortment of Mellocremes, Jelly Bellies and Foiled Milk Chocolate.
Milk Chocolate Foiled Crisp Pumpkins.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Chocolate in Cuba!

A Candy Girl's father was recently in Havana, Cuba and came across a Chocolate Museum. Knowing how much we love chocolate and enjoy seeing different shops around the world, he took some photos and wrote about his experience for us. Hugh loves chocolate as well and is especially fond of our Dark Chocolate Espresso Malt balls.

You wouldn’t necessarily expect to see a Museum of Chocolate in Havana, capital of the (socialist) Republic of Cuba. But even socialists like chocolate! Right in the center of the Old Townis this tidy and very popular chocolate center with descriptions of beans, processing, chocolate-making, and (of course) lots of yummy eats. I visited it the week of October 17 while in Havana for a conference of lawyers, law professors and judges.    - Hugh Spitzer

Some of the equipment - molds in the Museo Del Chocolate.

The Entrance
A beautiful sign showcasing a Cocoa Pod

The Chocolatiers
If you want to read more about Havana’s Museum of Chocolate—here’s a link!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

KING5's Best of Western Washington - VOTE FOR US!

We are so pleased to announce that The Confectionery is once again nominated for KING5's Best of Western Washington! We are competing in the Best Chocolate category. Voting is open through October 9, so please visit and vote today!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Sweeten Up the Fourth of July

Print pretty name flags and attach them to our patriotic Peppermint Candy Sticks for a sweet takeaway for your BBQ guests. 
Offer your family and friends the ultimate summertime treat - Saltwater Taffy in delicious flavors: Red Licorice, Peppermint, Cotton Candy, Blue Raspberry, Cinnamon, and Vanilla.
This candy centerpiece is festive and easy to make! Metal buckets filled with Saltwater Taffy, Candy Sticks, Milk Chocolate Foil Stars, Strawberries, Blueberries, and Champagne Bubbles, and Jelly Bellies (in Red, White, & Blue, of course!) will delight your guests and provide a sweet treat for the ride home. 
What did you create for your Fourth of July celebration?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Confectionery Wedding Event - A Pink & Green Candy Bar

This Spring, the Confectionery participated in University Village's wedding event - Bride Ideas. Participating stores offered tips and products for creating a unique wedding. At the Confectionery, we designed a Pink & Green Candy Bar perfect for any spring-time wedding and displayed it in our store window.

Showcased products included our custom photo lollipops, wedding cake mints and cookies, milk chocolate foil balls in a variety of fun colors, rock candy on a stick, pink grapefruit sours, sour green apples, strawberry & cream taffy as well as pink, green & white pearl gumballs and milk maltballs in pastel colors. We also have the traditional wedding favorites such as jordan almonds and dutch mints.

We used the paper fans, lanterns and fresh flowers to accent our candy color palette. We specialize in helping our customers create candy bars that will add flair to their event. We start with the wedding colors, select the sweets and determine quantity of candy needed.  Candy is an easy way to add decoration to your event and your guests will enjoy the sweets. Everyone loves candy.

Lisa Vammen Flowers created arrangements using single pink & green flowers in low glass cube vases.  The flowers attract the eye with a pop of bright color and offer a crisp, clean look to complete the design of our window display.  

More Easter Treats

Confectionery Easter Baskets, Dark Chocolate Foiled Eggs, Chocolate Malted Eggs and Spring Jelly Belly Mix.

Easter Truffle Boxes are the perfect table favor.
Featured: Moonstruck Dark Chocolate Egg and Milk Chocolate Bunny Truffle, and Michele Cluizel Hazelnut Nest with French Jelly Beans. The glass candy jar is filled with Spring Jelly Belly Mix.

Confectionery Easter Baskets - Brimming with Sweets

At The Confectionery - Easter is one of our favorite holidays! We have baskets brimming with Sweets!

We have a variety of pre-made baskets filled with our wide array of Easter Candy. If you would like, we can make a custom basket for you. Select your favorite candy and we will assemble the basket and complete the look with cellophane & ribbon. Stop by the store, send us an email or call us - it's Easter made easy. We ship UPS.

The Basket pictured has Malt Balls, Sour Apples, Taffy, Non Pariels, Jelly Bellies, Milk Chocolate Foiled Eggs and of course a Milk Chocolate Bunny.

Customized Candy Bar

Last week, Ing Direct in Seattle treated their employees to a Friday afternoon Candy Bar from The Confectionery.  Employees had a fun variety of candies to choose from. 

We selected orange & navy candies to coordinate with the company colors. The candies displayed are Sour Peaches, a custom mix of Orange Sherbet, Cantaloupe, Tangerine & Orange Crush Jelly Bellies, Blueberry Jelly Bellies, Sour Blue Raspberry Belts, Orange Swedish Fish, Black Licorice Scottie Dogs, Milk Malt Balls, Milk Chocolate Caramel Balls, Blue & Orange Milkies, Blue Raspberry & Orange Creamsicle Salt Water Taffy, Orange Zotz & Orange Toostie Rolls, Orange Gumballs, Blue Foiled Milk Chocolate Stars and long Country Store Old Fashioned Taffy. 

To complete the look, we created party flags for the Orange & Blueberry Candy Sticks.

We love doing events like this - Ing Direct was a fun group to work with!

Friday, April 1, 2011

No Fooling - Candy Peas & Carrots

Happy April Fool's Day - A Sweet Surprise

New from Jelly Belly - Candy Peas & Carrots have arrived at The Confectionery just in time for April Fool's Day.  The Peas are Green Apple flavor and the Baby Carrots are Orange Sherbet. Serve some with dinner, they will make your family smile! These vegetables are a sweet surprise and the kids will be sure to clean their plate. 

 Jelly Belly Candy Company has been making Candy Corn and Mellocremes since the late 1800's, longer than any company in the candy business.  Candy Peas and Carrots may seem like a new idea but candy vegetables have been around since the turn of the century. Some of the first mellocreme candy was made in vegetable shapes, which is how candy corn got it's "kernel of corn" shape.