Perky Rooster Canape Holder

Cock-a-doodle-doo!

Here’s an interesting party piece. Apparently you load up your toothpicks with pineapple chunks and mini-marshmallows, then stab them into the rooster’s chest like some poultry-poking toreador. The thing that fascinates me is the little cup formed by his tail. The seller suggests filling it with “flowers or whatever.” I’m not buying that. Yes, a bunch of herbs would look more like a rooster tail, but I’m thinking they would fall out of a space that’s fairly shallow and wider at the top. No, I believe that little cup is designed to hold a dipping sauce, giving the illusion that Mr. Rooster has an oozing sore just above his tail. Yum!

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UPDATE: I have since been informed that Chicken Splinter here is solely a toothpick holder, and the tail cup is for more toothpicks. Oh, the disappointment! Scratch the poultry toreador and substitute a fable about Perky, the genetically engineered Porcupine Rooster. Or is this item a nod to St. Sebastian?

(Click here to read about Pervy Norwegians, in Things I Didn’t Buy On eBay.)

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2 Responses to “Perky Rooster Canape Holder”

  1. Laura Says:

    I’m just surprised you haven’t blogged about ferret legging yet.

  2. Esri Rose Says:

    I’ll get there.

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