Back about fourteen years ago a friend approached me to design and build a new Christmas display for his greenhouse business. He wanted it to be so spectacular that it would bring customers one hundred miles to buy his poinsettias. the display needed to be ready in one week. That was a tough challenge for the bright red flowers are sold in hundreds of other stores. But I had a sweet idea.
We rounded up a truckload of sugar cubes and I began to glue them together as fast as I could. In four days they were stacked as high as the store's fourteen and a half foot ceiling would allow. We estimated there were 14,762 cugar cubes in the structure when I was done. The castle made national news and brought people from near and far to see it. They bought the beautiful poinsettias too.