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Chocolates with that Showroom Finish, 2012 –

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Gfron, have you ever tried decorating those molds like pacman ghosts? You could sell a collection of pralines including the 4 colored ghosts plus the magic pill (to be eaten before the ghosts, of course).





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I was asked to make a large number of small boxes (6-pack) as thank-you gifts for people at the state conference of the Australian Breastfeeding Associated here in Victoria, so I made these fairly disgraceful chocolates :P The boob chocolate is actually pinker than what it appears there :D

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pastryani - it's probably something like CW2207 from Chocolate World - an excellent in between size - falls out of the mold easily unlike the deeper similar molds - I've found it a very nice mold to use for demos because you aren't left bashing like an idiot saying "worked fine when I was home"!

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It's been quite a while since I made chocolates. A friend wanted to come over and play with chocolate during the snowstorm, so we made these:




My 10 year old daughter wanted to play too, and I think she made the prettiest ones of the night. I shelled them for her, but she did all the decorating.


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Heston Blumenthal did a chocolate tea pot in the Afternoon Tea episode of his Great British Food series. If I remember correctly, it was made of chocolate flavored with Earl Grey tea and he did exactly as this company is advertising... add hot water, swirl a bit, pour. Then they nibbled on the pots. That was a couple years ago, looks like somebody decided to run with the idea. But I think this thread is more about people sharing their own work.

It's kinda like wrestling a gorilla... you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired.

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Heh, looking at all the other overpriced junk on that site, I am assuming it's not remotely artisan! Also chocolate pizza, ewww. :D

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Had time to do a little experimenting today.






Layered white, milk and dark. Each egg looks different. I'm showing just as they came from mold.

Below is what the edge of the bowl looked like after pouring.




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Ruth Kendrick

Artisan Chocolates and Toffees

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It brings me so much happiness to enjoy chocolate-making vicariously through all of your work!  Its all so lovely!    Until the ashes are cleaned up, and the new home and chocolate shop are rebuilt....the egullet threads will be about my only tie to crafting artisan chocolates.  So, keep up the beautiful work everyone, and post as many pics as you can.   Your inspiration is much needed and incredibly appreciated, as I long to get back into my own kitchen. 

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A 'balanced diet' means chocolate in BOTH hands. :biggrin:

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