by Lillian Csernica on April 9, 2014
Earlier in the Challenge I showed you some spiffy clothing made out of chocolate. What’s a nice outfit without the right pair of shoes? Take a look at these wonders of the footwear world:
Kevin Wray, owner of Peterbooke Chocolatier near Orlando, Florida, makes beautiful pairs of chocolate Jami Shoos. Named after his wife, Jami, “it’s kind of a play on Jimmy Choo,” Wray told HLN affiliate Central Florida News 13.
They say presentation is everything. That’s certainly true in this chocolate shoe filled with Lindt truffles:
Looking for something dainty for that special little lady in your life? These are a ballerina’s dream:
And now, my personal favorites. I look at these and Dr. Hook’s “Pina Colada Song” starts playing in my mind:
by Lillian Csernica on April 7, 2014
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you can in fact own your own chocolate Gun without the need for a background check or that tedious ten day waiting period.
Those nice folks at ChocolateWeapons.com can provide you with a lovely edible handgun. What’s more, they also supply the ammo in the form of chocolate bullets! As you can see, the consumable combat supplies don’t end there.
MK-II Chocolate Pineapple Hand Grenade
In case you might be wondering what exactly you might need to defend yourself from using chocolate weaponry, all I can say is BE PREPARED!
GODZILLA! Coming to theaters in May 2014!
by Lillian Csernica on April 6, 2014
One of the best combinations I can think of is chocolate and champagne. They are brought together in this flute:
Available from chocolarte.com
If this isn’t fanciful enough for you, then feast your eyes on this fantastic creation:
Rio Rancho Observer, March 10, 2013:
SANTA ANA — Chef Charity Teague, pastry chef at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, received top honors at the 21st annual Chocolate Fantasy, a gala fundraiser event to benefit the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation.
Teague’s chocolate sculpture, “A Green Fairy Tale: An Absinthe Fantasy,” received first place in the “Hotels and Casinos” category of “Most Artistic Sculpture” as well as second place for “Best Tasting Truffle Samples.” The sculpture was inspired by this year’s Chocolate Fantasy theme of “Once Upon a Time, an Enchanted Chocolate Fantasy.”
Standing at 2 1/2 feet tall, the sculpture was made using Callebaut 53 percent dark chocolate and given a mahogany wood finish using painting and buffing techniques. The green fairy on the sculpture was created by hand using modeling chocolate, sugar cubes and isomalt.
Teague was also recognized for her truffle samples. She created “The Absinthe Truffle” made from Callebaut 53 percent dark chocolate which envelops a ganache infused with Lucid Absinthe Superiore. For the finishing touch, the truffles were adorned in sheer layers of green and gold glitter.”
Do you have a chocolate fantasy? Perhaps a fantasy where chocolate plays a key role? Share if you dare!
by Lillian Csernica on April 5, 2015
Time now for some haute chocolate! While edible undies are really nothing more than Fruit Roll-Ups, this magnificent outfit is made for the fashionista gourmet!
And because Le Salon du Chocolat is just way too cool, I have to add this picture for E Day:
From http://www.dogonews.com, 9/27/2009:
“Commuters rushing to catch their trains at London’s St. Pancras International Station were in for a treat that made most of them drool – A 12-ft high replica of the famous Parisian landmark – The Eiffel Tower.
The intricately carved model made entirely out of milk chocolate, was erected by gourmet British chocolate make Thorntons, to promote their new ‘Continental’ line of chocolates which include flavors like gingerbread and hazelnut.”
If you could make your own clothing out of chocolate, what would you make? Where would you wear it?
by Lillian Csernica on April 4, 2014
We all know chocolate is a comfort food. Why not take that comfort one step further and surround ourselves with it?
Need something for the guest room? Here’s just the thing. The Barcelona Day Bed!
From barcelonia.blogspot.com: Created by Leandro Erlich and Guido Mogni, it’s a piece of art to die for! “Walking closer, one realized that the couch was made of chocolate, each pleat, button, and stitch lovingly rendered with a thick coating that looked (and felt) eerily like leather. As the maid brandished serving utensils and sliced into the couch, she revealed the glorious truth: a moist, buttery layer cake with hints of cream, coffee, and liquor buried inside. The pillow was even softer, fashioned from an airy angel food cake spiked with vanilla. Viewers had difficulty deciding whether to stare or eat, but quickly settled on the latter.”
Take a nap on either of these delicious creations and you’re guaranteed to have sweet dreams!
by Lillian Csernica on April 2, 2014
Today I have for you a bouquet of flowers constructed entirely from Belgian chocolate:
When faced with a choice between flowers and candy, why not go for both? Better yet, throw another favorite into the mix!
There is, of course, the more conventional approach that is no less delightful for the chocolate lover:
For your next celebration or “sweet occasion,” a chocolate bouquet might be a fresh new delight!
by Lillian Csernica on April 1, 2014
That’s right, it’s Day One of the great April A to Z Challenge! Today I bring to you the work of Karl Lagerfeld:
What you see in that image is life-size, made entirely of chocolate. Don’t believe me? Here’s the real model, Baptiste Giabiconi:
And the master himself, Karl Lagerfeld:
If you could make a whole room out of pure chocolate and put people in it as well, who would you choose? Which room would it be?