Television Show: The Charitable Confectioner
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   Television Show: The Charitable Confectioner


Jan 2023:

A photo gallery of all the representational artworks can be viewed here:  .

Jan. 2022:

Our solo edible art exhibition, The Charitable Confectioner Presents, is on view through March 7, 2022 at the Karen Aqua Gallery, located at 438 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge.

The gallery is open to the public on Mondays from 5-7pm, Wednesdays from 4-6pm, and Thursdays from 3-5 pm, but one must reserve a slot in advance by e-mailing

For queries about the social causes or artwork, please e-mail us at .   Answers to FAQs can also be found this Pure Water for the World blog article about the show: .

The lobby of the Karen Aqua Gallery on Mass Ave.                                               Maslow Reconfigured   (isomalt sculpture)

The Cost of Greed II with accompanying informational materials.


Our new, live series for Cambridge Community Television can be watched locally on channel 9 or via the station's livestream on first and third Tuesdays of each month here: .

Sugar shaping whilst discussing modern day slavery during the July 6th episode with Professor Timothy McCarthy of  Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, Graduate School of Education, and Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.      Frock by Dolce & Gabbana

Time lapse video -- set to Flight of the Bumble Bee -- from episode 5 with Harvard Graduate School of Education professor, Katherine Merseth, and author and adventurer, George Meegan. Editing by Daniel Wang.  Frock (on Linda) by Zimmermann.

Past & Upcoming Episodes:

After each episode airs, we'll post an image of the artwork created, materials used, and tips and tricks.  

Episode 1:   April 6, 5:30 -6:00 pm ET

Title/Topic: "Lack of Access to Safe Water Worldwide"

Guests: Carolyn Meub and Tracy Adams from Pure Water for the World ( joining   us from Vermont.

Artwork:  Perseverance (isomalt painting)

Tune: Handel Water Music, Suite No. 2 in D Major


Episode 2 :       April 20, 5:30-6:00 pm ET

Title/Topic:  "Importance of Education in Developing Nations: Armenia Edition"

Guest: Harout Nercessian, Armenia country director for Armenian Misisonary Association of America ( joining us from Yerevan, Armenia.

Artwork:  Maslow Recongfigured  (isomalt sculpture)

Tune: Aram Khachaturian's Waltz from Masquerade Suite


A rerun of episode 2 will air on May 4.


Episode 3:  May 18, 5:30-6:00 pm ET

Title/Topic:  "Addressing the Homeless Issue in The States"

Guest: Michael O'Callaghan , homeless rights advocate and inventor of micro-living unit boxes, joining us from Portland, OR.

Artwork: Box of Betterment     (white chocolate house with isomalt pillars and water)

Tune: Claude Debussy's La Mer


Episode 4:  June 1, 5:30-6:00 pm ET

Title/Topic:  "The Benefits of Building with Sustainable Materials"

Guest: Professor & architect Jan Wampler, MIT School of Architecture & Planning

Artwork: Blooms of Bounty  (isomalt and potato starch paper)

Tune: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee


Episode 5:   June 15, 5:30-6:00 pm ET

Title/Topic: "The Importance of Implementing Creative Pedagogy to Create a More Dynamic Society"

Guests:  Professor Katherine Merseth, Harvard Graduate School of Education

             Professor, author, and adventurer George Meegan (Kobe University in Japan/ The Longest Walk/                        Democracy Reaches the Kids), joining us from England.

Artwork: Tree of Wisdom (isomalt painting with edible spray paint and potato starch paper)

Tune: Johannes Brahms' String Quartet No. 1 in C minor 


Episode 6:  July 6, 5:30-6:00 pm ET

Title/Topic: "How Responsible Purchasing Can Offset Slavery" Part I

Guest: Professor Timothy McCarthy, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government/Harvard's Carr Center for Human Rights

Artwork: The Cost of Greed II (sugarpaste, potato starch paper, edible markers, edible spray paint, isomalt)

Tune: Antonio Vivaldi's Summer (3rd movement)


Episode 7:   July 20, 5:30-6:00 pm ET  

Title/Topic: "How Responsible Purchasing Can Offset Slavery" Part II

Guest: Professor Timothy McCarthy, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government/Harvard's Carr Center for Human Rights

Special Edible Artist Guest: Cinthya Romriell, chocolatier @ Cinful Sweets  Texas

Artwork:  Chocolate sculpture created by Cinthya

Tune: Antonio Vivaldi's Summer (3rd movement)


Reruns of past episodes will air on August 3 and 17.


Episode 8: September 7, 5:30-6:00 pm ET 

Title/Topic: "The Importance of Education in Developing Nations: Haiti Edition"

Guest: Marcel Jean, president and founder of Haiti Scholarship Association (Charitable Confections' charity du jour Haiti), joining us from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. 

Artwork: Il Pagliaccio  (gum paste + edible markers)

Tune: Richard Wagner's Gotterdammerung (Twilight of the Gods)


Episode 9: September 21, 5:30-6:00 pm ET

Title/Topic: "Lack of Proper Sanitation Worldwide"

Guest: Jack Sim, founder of World Toilet Organization (, joining us from Singapore.


Artwork: T3 Tsunami  (3-d isomalt and edible spray paint painting)

Tune: Claude Debussy's Clair de Lune


Episode 10: October 5, 2021, 5:30-6:00 pm ET

Title/Topic: "The Importance of Providing Medical/Surgical Care to People Living in Poverty"

Guest: Professor and trauma surgeon Haytham Kaafarani, Harvard Medical School/ Massachusetts General Hospital/Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) .

Artwork: The Best Accessory is Good Health  (edible dress w/ modeling chocolate surgery scar)

Tune: Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Opus 13


Episode 11: October 19, 2021, 5:30- 6:00 pm ET

Title/Topic: "Blurring the Divide Between Visual and Culinary Arts"  a special, all about art episode

Guest: Christine O'Donnell, owner and director of Beacon Gallery in Boston's South End (

Tune: Joseph Haydyn's Symphony No. 104 in D major