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This Delicately Crafted Candy Resembles Field Fungus

By: Jen Chae - Published: Aug 20, 2013 • References: etsy and fancy
Blurring the line between candy and art, Etsy shop owner Andie's Specialty Sweets showcase delicately and artfully crafted candy mushrooms. These mushroom lookalikes are made of chocolate stems and chocolate-filled Shitake mushroom caps using only pure and high-quality ingredients.

These sweet treats are fascinating because they are made with special attention to details; each candy is finished with pleated gills and realistically fleshy caps. It's hard to believe that these figurine-like mushrooms are 100 percent edible.

The coloring is realistic too. Unlike other candies that are highly and brightly pigmented, Andie's Specialty Sweets uses subtle and natural-looking food coloring. This particular collection of 42 wild mushrooms includes shades of pastel purple, honey yellow and blushing coral pink. The unusual fungus-resembling aesthetics of these candies make them truly a delicacy.