That's so rude!" Tobi is appalled. But you can't fault the guy: the little candies--which spell out "Cappellini" in black sugar--are delish! When Tobi fluttered off to get me eggnog, I pocketed a few extra from the sample jar, too.
Cappellini's SoHo store might seem an unlikely venue for a pop-up shop proffering lollipops and other sweets by the Japanese confectioner Papabubble.
But the Candy Shoppe, which runs through the holidays, is the latest collaboration between Tobi and frequent partner-in-crime Josee Lepage, who based the edible designs on Cappellini creations.
(There's even a candy likeness of a Stephen Burks's Love bowl, sure to give even the most devout Burks fan a queasy sugar high.)
So, why candy? "It's a recession," says Tobi. "No one wants to buy furniture, but they'll buy candy because it's cheap." Suckers!