My 7-year old daughter, the one who loves to cook, was studying Milton Hershey, founder of Hershey’s chocolate and a great philanthropist. She somehow agreed to build a model of the Hershey School, the history of which I know very little about, but it’s now a cost-free private prep school in Hershey, PA. My daughter had a picture of the original building and was set to build it with her creative mother, when somewhere along the line she came up with the idea to make it out of Hershey’s chocolate. Now that’s a challenge.
Fortunately, my wife’s father is an architect, so he built a cardboard base, and my wife and daughter took over from there. Hershey Bar siding. Roof of Twizzlers licorice (made by Hershey, of course). Windows of the interior of York Peppermint Patties (another Hershey product). Some Hershey’s Cocoa, confectioners sugar and water for glue. I present to you, below the break, the Hershey School in Chocolate. Read the rest of this entry »