Misc Chocolate

On A Chocolate Hiatus

Happy Summer Everyone! Just an update to let you know I’m on a chocolate hiatus until further notice. I’m very busy with my real job, and it has left me with little time to indulge in chocolate doings 🙂 Feel… Continue Reading →

The History Of Chocolate, plus FREE infographic

This is a guest post by MyChocolate. The history of chocolate Over the last century chocolate has become one of the most popular foods on the planet. But what do we know about chocolate before this meteoric rise? Let’s take… Continue Reading →

How to Make a Classy Sassy Chocolate Dessert Cup

Take your desserts to a new level of posh. Then eat the dishes. No dinner party says swank, quite like a chocolate dessert cup. Fill with mousse, treats, sorbet, or anything else you can find. I love this idea for… Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Papa!

I don’t normally post articles of a personal nature, since I know people come here looking for chocolate inspiration. But today is my Dad’s birthday. and I wanted to write a birthday blog post for him to read. I want… Continue Reading →

How to Add Color to Chocolate

Make your Chocolate a Sexy Rainbow. There’s no denying the natural color of chocolate is beautiful on its own, but in many cases adding contrasting colors to your pieces will make them even more intriguing.  There are several ways to… Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas, Thank-you, and Meet Kabuki Kitty

Just a short post wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2014, thank-you so much for taking the time to visit my blog. I also thought you might enjoy meeting my darling kitty “Kabuki”. Famous for his… Continue Reading →

Chocolate Decorating Chocolate Cakes

What’s not to love?. I confess,  I almost always use store bought cakes to decorate. I’m not a baker. One of my favorite cakes to decorate is Trader Joe’s Chocolate Ganache Torte.  This is truly a decadent chocolate cake, sporting… Continue Reading →

Chocolate Decorations- Adding Pizzazz with Colored Cocoa Butter

Chocolate decorating just got a wee bit more exciting. Cocoa butter is the edible vegetable fat extracted from the cocoa bean, and is used to make chocolate.  Cocoa butter is what gives chocolate its smooth fluid consistency, and what makes… Continue Reading →

Create a Stunning Chocolate Table Centerpiece for Your Next Shindig

The Ultimate Chocolate Decoration. There are so many ways to apply and have fun utilizing chocolate decorating techniques, such as garnishing desserts, decorating cakes, enhancing a dessert buffet table, for gift giving, and the list goes on. Once you’ve practiced… Continue Reading →

Intro to Modeling Chocolate – Class Review

  A while back I posted a modeling chocolate rose tutorial, and discussed the many uses of working with modeling chocolate for cake decorating, as a substitute for icky fondant, and how I use it for embellishing my chocolate figures,… Continue Reading →

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