Crowned as the modern-day MacGyer on the Australian party scene, Tammy Anderson can make a jaw-dropping candy buffet table or dessert display armed with just a couple of old newspapers, a piece of wire, some pallets and a rubber snake. This Halloween, Tammy rustled together a truly ghoulish Halloween party candy buffet that left us speechless.
The party was hosted in her home in Budgewoi, and guests were greeted with this incredible display as they entered the room. Roaches, rats, bats, and brains, not to mention plenty of creepy textural detail for extra sensory pleasures: Tammy didn’t hold back for fear of scaring her guests away. Accessories were mostly purchased from dollar shops, and she sourced all her lollies from Candy Bar Sydney. We were pleased as Halloween party punch to see the stunning result.
Tammy says she’s in love with our chocolate rocks, which she used to give texture to the gruesome surfaces: the perfect platforms for rodents and spiders to skitter across. All sorts of creepy old glass candy jars and bottles in various shapes and sizes were filled with orange, black and green gummy treats, musk sticks and chocolate buttons. It looks like chemistry class at Hogwarts.
They say the devil is in the detail, and we think the attention to detail here is devilishly clever. Check out the withered old book in the centre, chock full of Halloween spells: Tammy took an old book, sprayed it with water, dried it in the sun to make the pages curl and then sprayed it black and silver. Her spider egg test tubes were filled with mini jelly beans that seemed to glow in a garish green.
Our favourite trick would have to be the gummy eyeballs, supported on a toothpick and suspended in a pool of green jelly: a spooky martini treat fit for a witch.
The amazing work created by Teeps Treats is no stranger to Candy Bar Sydney: we love Tammy’s wild and whimsical candy buffets, cake creations, and general party stylings. Stay tuned for more evidence of decorating genius from Budgewoi in the coming months.