A Dream Come True

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From the time I started sculpting with chocolate I had a goal of making it on the Food Network. It was ambitious, to say the least, especially when you consider the strange path I took to becoming a chocolate sculptress.

 

Food Network Comes Calling

A recruiter for Food Network had seen my work online and wanted to know if I could make a sculpture 4 to 5 feet tall for a new special called “Outrageous Chocolate.” I had never built anything that large and I only had a week to do it, but there was nothing that was going to keep me away from the challenge. This was it, my dream was coming true.

A very small part of the very large sculpture

I worked up until the very end of my deadline. I had to come up with new ways on the fly of how to support the massive 5 foot tall, 65+ lbs sculpture. Some worked, some didn't.

I won't give away too many details about my sculpture quite yet, but let's just say it's "for the birds." 

When the film crew arrived I was excited but also nervous. But Cary and her crew quickly made me feel at ease and I had the time of my life filming my segment. I learned so much from them and hope someday to get the opportunity again.

The Premiere of “Outrageous Chocolate”

The show airs tonight, February 7th at 8pm (EST). It re-airs at 3am (for you night owls) and then again on Sunday (02/08) at 5pm.

The team at Lake Champlain Chocolates has become my family. Without them, this wouldn’t have been possible. I’m thrilled to represent our company – and the Burlington, VT arts community – on national TV.

It’s an honor and I hope you’ll tune in.

The "Chocolate Sculptress" on Food Network. A dream come true.

The "Chocolate Sculptress" on Food Network. A dream come true.