by Lillian Csernica on April 28, 2014
As we near the finish line of this year’s A to Z Blog Challenge, I am compelled to present the chocolate version of one of speculative media’s most highly revered sages.
From Coco Paloma Desserts:
Yoda’s head. In order to get as much detail as possible, I made the head out of rice cereal treats and carved it into the general shape. I then sculpted with white modeling chocolate. Once it dried over night, I covered it with fondant.
Here’s the final Yoda. His ears were by far the trickiest part! The hands and feet were also made from fondant. As with any complex cake, a lot of time is spent figuring out how to construct the cake and what media to use.
What SF/F character would you like to see molded in chocolate?
I’d have to go with Lt. Sulu from that original “Star Trek” episode where he was running around shirtless with the fencing epee!
by Lillian Csernica on April 27, 2014
Before you reach for your Scrabble Dictionaries, I’ll give you a hint. This is a xiphoid cake.
A chocolate, sword-shaped cake! How’s that for X Day? Only the best for you!
by Lillian Csernica on April 26, 2014
How better to celebrate Wombat Day (October 22) than with realistic, detailed party favors of the creature made of chocolate?
Apparently the folks in Australia enjoy chocolate wombats and as well as bilbys for their versions of the more common chocolate Easter bunny. Still, if you want to celebrate Wombat Day in the proper traditional manner, that calls for a Wombat Cake.
If that’s a little too much realism for you, let’s go to the other end of the spectrum for pure fantasy:
For the benefit of people like me who hadn’t the faintest idea what an actual wombat really looks like, allow me to provide you with a glimpse of the adorable critter au naturel.
Which animal would you like to see modeled in chocolate?
by Lillian Csernica on April 23, 2014
Chocolate is so much fun. Fun to eat, fun to play with, fun to make into all kinds of shapes. Ideal for the DIY person in your household, I have found some excellent gifts in the form of chocolate Tools.
How classy is this? A tool box in milk or dark chocolate, with tools in milk or dark. Mix and match, or go with one flavor for the chocolate purist!
For a bit more whimsy, smaller chocolate tools on the top of cupcakes in favorite flavors of cake and frosting.
I had to include this cake because it is so fantastic. For the contractor, the woodworker, the handyman/woman, this will make any celebration really special.
What’s your favorite tool? Can you imagine a chocolate chainsaw? Maybe a nail gun that shoots chocolate nails?
by Lillian Csernica on April 21, 2014
Apologies for the delay in posting my entry for this letter. Russian Easter is a lot of work and a lot of fun. Somewhere along the line I came down with some kind of illness which kept me in bed today. Nevertheless, I bring you today’s chocolate wonder:
From nowimhungry.com, “Jean-Phillipe Maury’s Dragon Sculpture in Chocolate. The tree, dragon and large flowers are dark, white and light chocolate. The pearls and small flowers are sugar, and lanterns are pulled fondant.”
Next comes a marvel from Black Mountain Gold, Fine Artisan Chocolate. This company has an entire page of Dragon Bars.
Sea Salt Dragon
Last but far from least, a marvelous Chinese Dragon from the Highland Bakery. No, strictly speaking it’s not a sea dragon, but it’s just so fabulous I had to include it here:
From the Highland Bakery Blog: “Chinese Dragon head, made by Karen out of fondant and modeling chocolate. The bride used to work at Highland Bakery and instead of a traditional tiered cake, she made little individual cakes that snaked back behind the dragon to mimic the shape of its body. ”
What’s your favorite breed of dragon? How would you like to see it rendered in chocolate?