The Nutcracker: Act Seven - Sugar Plum Fairy

Thursday, December 08, 2011

I like all of the characters in The Nutcracker, but this one may be my fav - the Sugar Plum Fairy! It’s one of, if not THE most popular song from the play.

·         Reader Amy is a big fan of Baked by Melissa cupcakes. Well, Melissa has really stepped things up with her chocolate-covered cupcakes. Yes, you read that right. And they are deliverable! Order. Now.

·         Like I said, The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies  is one of the best songs from the play. Why not buy a CD of the music to get you in the festive spirit. Here’s one from the Boston Ballet.

·         After watching Toddlers & Tiara’s tonight, I decided that moving forward I will rename Christmas, Glitzmas. For that person on your list that loves some bling, wrap your gift in this Sugar Plum Fairy stocking from Target.

·         Cupcakes include sugar and you know I love cupcakes (I had to work this in here somehow!) so how awesome is this cupcake time from Fred Flare! Amazeballs.  

·         While putting this post together, I started wondering – what the effe is a sugar plum. Google searches (and Williams Sonoma) tell me that they are a “legendary symbol of everything sweet and delectable…” – sign me up! They also contain Brandy ; )

·         There is also a company out there called Sugar Plum Chocolates. Seriously look at what they sell. This is the Chocolate Everest (they also have the Chocolate Kilimanjaro). After a base of chocolate, this thing contains popcorn, chocolate dipped potato chips, peanut butter cookies, chocolate dipped Oreos, chocolate dipped biscotti and chocolate dipped pretzels. Wowza.

Oh and since it is Thirsty Thursday, here’s a delicious looking cocktail called Sugar Plum Dreams. I’m dreaming of this drinks…

FYI - Tomorrow is my FINAL Nutcraker post. That will make one reader happy that told me that all the posts were too difficult to keep up with. Bah Humbug!