Monday, March 16, 2015

Welcome to Spring

     Welcome to spring!  I can't believe it is here already.  I guess it is time for an update of all that has been going on.  I hope I can remember everything.  Well, here are some of the ones I do remember.

     I just put a chocolate showpiece together at an event at the Westlake Village Inn. It is a beautiful venue and was a lovely event.  I assembled the sculpture while the guests were watching.  That is always fun for me because they usually can't believe that everything is made of chocolate.  While they were watching, they were treated to my freshly dipped strawberries and biscotti.  We were so popular that we ran out 2 hours before the event was over.

     This is a photo of the piece while I was putting together the main structure.  It was taken by the Acorn Newspaper.  Unfortunately, I don't have a photo of the finished piece, as I am always too busy assembling and forget to take one.  The piece was too large to fit in the truck, so it didn't make it home for photos either.  I guess I will just have to make it again!

     I taught a French Macaron class and a Chocolate Heart Box and Truffle class before Valentine's Day.  Everyone went home with delicious and beautiful gifts that they made and packaged themselves for their sweethearts.  We had a blast.  The truffle dipping part of the class was so fun because it reminded me of the chocolate episode of the I Love Lucy Show.  I even had a Lucy and Ethel in class!

     I put a showpiece together for the City of Santa Clarita, for the second time, at their annual Chocolate Slam Art Walk.  This time, when the evening was winding down, the guests used my fancy hammers and broke the showpiece apart into small pieces so that they could take it home to eat. I think they had more demolishing it and bagging the Belgium chocolate work of art, than they did while watching it being built.  I don't blame them.  It is yummy chocolate.

     Happy Chocolate to all.