When Amy Schacht and her son Anderson, who was 11 at the time, dusted off after a fun day creating sand art — pouring the grains into odd-shaped containers — she thought the craft might be the basis for a future business. Her son had a better idea: “I would never pay for this, but if you filled these containers with candy, that would be cool!” he told her. The idea for Schacht’s Sugar Shop was born.
At the Sugar Shop, aspiring “edible art” creators choose from 3 dozen different shaped clear containers, including alien heads, peace signs, hearts, and others (ranging from $1-$6), and then fill the containers with any mix of the 150 available sugar flavors. Popular flavors include root beer, blue raspberry, and extreme sour, but the shop also has gourmet flavors (cappuccino, peach cobbler), and even sugar-free options for the health-conscious. Don’t have a sweet tooth? Choose instead to paint ceramics from 2 Art Studio (the two businesses share space). —EM
122 W. South Boundary, Perrysburg. 419-260-0090. www.in2artstudio.com and www.facebook.com/In2ArtStudio. Open Tuesday & Wednesday 11am-8pm; Thursday & Friday 11am-5pm; Saturday 11am-4pm (call in advance in case of private parties).