I love peonies so much and my neighbor's yard is bursting with them right now! Sadly these gum paste flowers will last longer than the real thing. Peony season will be over by the time you finish reading this sentence.
I know most of us here are a bit too young to have experienced a proper soda fountain chocolate malt with a paper straw, but the evocative Norman Rockwell-esque image endures and fills us with nostalgia nonetheless. If only I could drink a cupcake.