Here is a behind-the-scenes look at the development of an upcoming halloween project, making mushrooms from pumpkins and squash. We are always trying to dream up new things to do with pumpkins each October, and I was casting about for a good idea - which came to me on the subway of all places. I had seen this image somewhere on the internet -
Which I think you'll agree is oddly mesmerizing... the squash and asparagus parasol seemed especially compelling. Then, I remembered these Japanese candies, which were floating around the office at the time. (incidentally they are really great cake decorations...)
So the resulting experiment looked like this:
which eventually evolved to this!