The Music Flan

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The Music Flan - a dessert recipe inspired by the musical The Music Man!

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The Music Man opened on Broadway in 1957 and won five Tony Awards. It opened in the West End in 1961, and there have also been two movie versions made; the original in 1962 starring Robert Preston and Shirley Jones and the second in 2003 (starring Matthew Broderick and Kristin Chenoweth).

The plot tells the story of Harold Hill, a non-musician who pretends to set up a boy’s band so that he can con the locals into paying for instruments and uniforms. He even promises them Seventy-Six Trombones… so probably the locals should have realized at this point that he was not a man to be trusted.

Seventy-six trombones led the big parade
With a hundred and ten cornets close at hand
They were followed by rows and rows of the finest virtuosos
The cream of every famous band!

However, he ends up falling for Marian (the local music teacher), and, well, it turns out that when push comes to shove, he can lead a band after all.

The Music Flan, however, has never been made into a musical, and is just a figment of my imagination. Actually, if it looks familiar in any way then you get a gold star. Because it is indeed the same sugar-free flan that was featured in Col’ Flan River. Well, if my co-editor can make a whole post out of just a coffee and a toy, I think I can use the same flan for two puns…

To make the edible musical notes, I melted some orange candy melts and poured them into a musical-note shaped candy mold. After the candy had set, they were the musical decoration for this jolly dessert.

The Music Flan - a dessert recipe inspired by the musical The Music Man!

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