The intent isn't to startle, but when you smash this bowl to serve dessert, eyebrows are bound to rise. So you may want to alert guests that the glimmering, transparent container is made of toffee candy.
The bowl is not difficult to make, but you do have to move quickly to shape the cooling, fluid candy before it hardens. To avoid complications, assemble all the equipment and ingredients, and butter pans before you start cooking.
If your first bowl is lopsided, crack it for candy and make another.