Easter is one of the top holidays for buying and gifting fine chocolate and I know that there are many very creative chocolatiers that are members of TheChocolateLife.So - what are you making special this year? Let us know - and please post pictures of whatever you mention.:: ClayTech Note: Please limit file size to about 100Kb so the page does not take forever to load. Maximum width of 800 pixels, medium-quality compression - these are not for print reproduction. Minimum width dimension should be 600 pixels so we can see the detail.Tech Note Too: To embed a photo into your post, click on the camera icon in the "Reply To This" area and then select the file you want to upload. The HTML code will appear in the reply area, and you can embed as many photos as you want, you're not limited to three attachements.
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updated by @clay: 04/10/15 05:52:06PM
Calling all Chocolatiers: What are YOU Making Special for Easter This Year?
"object of Design" is Artisan du chocolat theme for Easter.My favourite piecesVery British punky Duckmade with Brazilian choc that we produce from ground beansShaker egg- finally an egg where you can eat the inside without breaking the egg, just shake them out.These eggs are filled with tiny drops of salt and pepper caramel coated in chocolate.Graffiti eggs "Who's your bunny" designed by London artist Darren CullenFor more visit www.artisanduchocolat.com Pics to follow
For the local market here in Ecuador, we are making painted easter eggs. I use a variety of techniques and colors. People don't see much stuff like this here, so it goes over well. On the other hand, people think stuff that is "hand-made" is equivalent to home-made, and have notions of quaint, cute, but not of quality or appreciation for all the work behind it. In Ecuador, if you're not cranking the product out by the tens of thousands, then it must not be that great-at least that's the perception.
For more info see www.aequarechocolates.com and www.giandujachocolates.com
well...we always make the cute little flop earned bunny and this year we changed up the eggs a bit but our newest fun project are the Voodoo Bunnies. They are selling like crazy AND scaring the children. Whats not to like? I mean once you have a pile of broken eared bunnies what are ya gonna do?
I am making a version of a mendiant- it is oval egg shaped disc with 65% Belgian Chocolate or Valrhona Ivorie White Chocolate studded with an edible viola flower, jellybeans, an almond, mac nut, blueberry, cranberry and crystallized mint. They are packaged in a clear cube with easter grass in various colors and breaks up the usual asst of bunnies. I will try to take a better picture of it today.
Nobody expects the spanish inquisition!Thanks rob. We too think they are just a fine representation of the holiday...we sell them for $15.00 each and we have it down to a science. I just made a couple this morning with their eye sockets torn out and the eyeball still attached but hanging down....very graphic but oh so cute.we sold a few dozen this weekend, it was shocking, and we upset a few people too... which is half the fun.....we ship everywhere. .....for a price.1-888-899-2022
well melanie it takes all kinds. we make and sell 10,000 + perfectly acceptable easter bunnies and hand painted eggs. Most of our voodoo bunnies grotesque features are being suggested by 10-12 year old kids who not only dig em, but want them extra gory. My daughter made 3 yesterday for her classmates, the kids love em.. Lighten up, life is a carnival, buy the ticket, take the ride.
That's the beauty of all of us having our own businesses is that we can all do what we want product wise.Some might find it sick and others fantastic, but in all cases it makes the choc world more diverse and that's worth celebrating.For my part i think these would be great for Halloween more than Easter but well done for the idea!
I'm making macaroons drizzled with chocolate...for Passover. This is rich, flavorful and a real treat. I drizzled "enjoy life" chocolate chips, melted. They're dairy, soy, and gluten free and as a plus-pareve. I'm experimenting so they got tested out. Any dark chocolate 70%, preferably kosher for passover, would be great as a compliment to the almond flavor. Want the recipe? Check out Recipes with Chocolate
My best selling and tastiest Easter chocolates are my Easter Truffles and the Bunny Bar. The Easter Truffles feature Bittersweet Caramelized, Spring Raspberry and Merlot centers, in addition to the traditional dark, milk and white chocolate. The shells of the truffles are molded with lovely flowers colored with luster dust, great not only for Easter but any spring gifts. The Bunny Bar is a nice alternative to traditional bunnies - it's over 6 ounces and nearly 8" high, and comes in solid or crispy milk chocolate. I'm still taking orders at http://www.laurieschocolates.com
Easter at Patchi.us is all about the most decadent Belgian style chocolate Eggs, beautifully wrapped in colorful foils. From Dark chocolate eggs filled with Gianduja to Milk chocolate eggs filled with feuilletine and ganache, everyone will find an egg to suit their taste. The eggs are available by the pound, or arranged on handmade porcelaine and glass plates along with hand decorated chocolate favors--making them a truly chic gift!
For more, please visit us at http://www.patchi.us/patchi-easter-collection.html www.patchi.us