Thursday, November 22, 2007

G is for Gum Drops

G is for Gum Drop
part of my alphabet series of paintings.

Gumdrops are a type of confectionery (candy). They are usually brightly-colored gelatin- or pectin-based pieces, shaped like a truncated cone and coated in granulated sugar. Gumdrops come in (usually artificial) fruit and spice varieties; the latter are also known as spice drops. They are often used for decorating cakes and cupcakes. Around Christmas time this candy is a key ingredient in making gingerbread houses.
In the USA, National Gumdrop day is February 15. This is a day where all gumdrop lovers can join together and appreciate the sugary candy.
The Apollo 9 Command module was called Gumdrop, on account of the blue cellophane wrapping in which the craft was delivered. Christmas is a good time to enjoy the spicy ones.

No comments: