Last weekend I visited the Ideal Home Show Scotland at Glasgow’s SECC. It was jam-packed full of food, gifts, interiors, furniture and gardening exhibitors; but a few things in particular caught my eye.

There really are no words to describe just how amazing these are. These edible chocolate tools from Schokolat look and feel just like real tarnished metal. It must take them hours just to create each one. Minute details are all hand-painted on to make the most realistic chocolate sculptures I think it’s possible to witness. These are true works of art, and it seems almost a crime to destroy one by eating it. Prices range from around £8 to £16 depending on size and intricacy.


I also loved these battery operated candles from Radiance London. They are made from real wax; but never melt as the ‘flame’ is just a battery powered light. They look so realistic- all of the atmosohere with none of the worry of having to blow them out. A set of the 3 sizes costs £60.


Finally, The Occassional Cake Company from St.Andrews were there with a Marie Antoinette-inspired stall. Alongside their pretty cupcakes, they had the most delicious iced sugar cookies. These would be great for a baby shower or birthday party.

By Laura Pearson-Smith