Friday, November 14, 2008

The First Success!

So after going back and forth trying to decide if I could have pride in chocolate that I hadn't made from scratch I decided that it was worth a shot. So I found some dark chocolate that did not already have vanilla in it (since I would like that to be Amabella's signature flavor), and made up a batch! The chocolate that I found melted really well, it was already tempered, so that was one less step I had to worry about, and the vanilla added into just fine!

I still haven't been able to find molds that I'm happy with, so I bought some cheap-o ones just to test out the chocolate and the artwork. I bought some pearl dust to paint onto the pieces, and I'm pretty happy with the way it looks. It's very shimmery, so it's a little hard to see in pictures, but I did my best to photograph them. I also only started out with the gold pearl dust, just to test it out. I need to get better at the pearl dust/lemon juice ratio, but by the end of the first batch I was already getting better. I also bought more colors so I can try them out not too!

Here's some of the stencils I have done already... don't mind the bubbly chocolate, or the fingerprints... I got a little anxious to start with the stenciling, so I kept poking the chocolate to see if it was solid yet.

Cinnamon:
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Coconut:
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Espresso:
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and the signature, Vanilla:
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Soo the other exciting news is I may already have a supplier lined up! One of my very good friends hooked me up with a theatre in town that would like to talk to me about an opportunity to sell my chocolates! Now, obviously, I won't be ready this month or next, but I'm hoping by January to have enough things

3 comments:

*M* said...

Yay! That's so awesome, babe! Congrats! Can't wait to b your taste tester!!!! :)

Amanda said...

Send me some for X-mas! I can think of a couple people that would like to have a taste!

LeeBee said...

And the etsy store? Is that still happening?

LOVE the gold pearl, which reads really nicely in the photo of the vanilla orchid. purrrrty.