Arranged in neat lines behind brightly lit glass displays, the tiny works of edible art at Stick With Me Sweets’ shop come in the form of bonbons and candy bars.
Adorned with beautiful swirls of colors and a highly polished shine, these tiny treats almost look good enough to keep you from eating them.
Located in New York City’s trendy NoLita neighborhood, the shop is owned and operated by chocolatier Susanna Yoon and her all-female staff. Each piece of candy is handcrafted in the kitchen behind the storefront. “What it takes to make a bonbon is a lot of labor and a lot of love,” said Yoon.
With such an impeccable attention for detail, it’s hard to imagine that Yoon didn’t begin her professional career as a pastry chef.
“After being in the corporate world, I decided I really love working with food and eating food,” she explained. It was only after deciding that she needed a career change that Yoon went to study at the International Culinary Center in New York for pastry arts. Since graduating, she’s worked at New York’s famous Per Se and was also named one of the “Top Chocolatiers in North America” by Dessert Professional magazine.