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Chocolate Sculptures - You Can Make One, Too!
Feast your eyes and your taste buds . . .
They say the taste buds change every seven years. I guess that explains why I didn't like chocolate as a child then suddenly couldn't get enough when I was around 21 years old! That taste for chocolate hasn't gone away for almost 20 years now, and I would be sad if it did. If you are a fan of chocolate, then you will go kooky over these chocolatey creations! And best of all, you can find out how to make your own chocolate sculpture for your next party.(Photo from Microsoft)
This One Set a New Record!
Click the picture for a link to a story about the latest chocolate sculpture to be added to the Guinness Book of World Records. Created by employees at Qzina Specialty Foods in Irvine, California, it is a replica of a Mayan temple at Chichen Itza, and it is comprised of 18,239 pounds of chocolate. What a brilliant idea to make a temple out of it . . . after all, don’t some of us “worship” chocolate?! The chocolate temple is on display at the company, but they plan to destroy it on December 21, 2012 (the last day of the Mayan calendar). I don’t know about you, but I sure would like to help them “destroy” it.
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You Can Make One, Too!
Food Network offers a comprehensive lesson along with a fair warning that it is not easy, and you will make a big mess making your chocolate sculpture! Follow this link to see how: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/jacques-torres/... that is too hard, and you're seeking an easier way, then keep reading.
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If you would like to try your hand at it but need a bit of help, try a mold. You can even start small with individual-sized chocolates, then move on later to larger forms.
These are my favorites, because I'm just a beachy kind of girl!
Roses are romantic or lovely for anytime.
Good Times, Good Chocolate
When would be a good time to make one?
EasterWeddingsWedding or Baby ShowersCenter of a Table at a Fondue PartyBirthdaysAnniversariesValentine’s DayFamily ReunionsClass ReunionsThanksgiving, Christmas, ChanukahAnytime you feel like it!
You might need . . .
A thermometer is an essential tool when you are making candy or working with chocolate.
Have you ever made a chocolate sculpture?
Enjoy looking at these gorgeous chocolate creations!
These are done by pros, but no matter your level of expertise, you can feast your eyes!
- Chocolate Jaguar
Do you have a ferocious appetite for chocolate?
- Lovely and artistic chocolate sculpture
The balance of this sculpture is stunning. Definitely too gorgeous to eat!
- Valentine's delight
A treat for your Valentine? It would be an elaborate one!
- Do elephants love chocolate, too?
Ever been hungry enough to eat an elephant?