Celebrating the Chocolates of Vermont

From retail shops to restaurants, one common theme I see across Vermont is an emphasis on local. Local artists, farmers, and food.

The Chocolates of Vermont assortment from Lake Champlain Chocolates celebrates local flavors by featuring honey from local hives, cream from farmers we know, and maple syrup … oh man, the maple syrup. 

This piece is a celebration of that chocolate celebration ... in more chocolate. It's like chocolate inception 😂

Springtime Chocolate Sculpture

It's late April in Vermont and that means it's snowing, naturally. But before today's unwelcome storm we did have a taste of the warm sun and vibrant colors of spring.

Those warmer thoughts are what inspired my springtime chocolate sculpture.

I learned how to make this 3D, hollowed out egg while attending a class with the masterful (and wonderful) Derrick Tu Tan Pho back in 2008.

Chocolate Strawberry-a-thon

Strawberries are one of my daughter's favorite fruits. What's not to like? They're beautiful, vibrant, and have a built in handle. But like most things in life, they're even better when dipped in chocolate.

Leading up to Valentine's Day this year, the team at Lake Champlain Chocolates, including myself, dipped and decorated thousands to get them ready for the holiday. And yes ... I made sure to buy a few for my little girl!


WCAX Visits

Local TV station WCAX stopped by to view the decorations in progress.

We talked about how I might need three things when Valentine's Day is all said and done:

  1. A couch
  2. An icepack for my shoulder
  3. A box of chocolate strawberries

You can checkout their post about it on Facebook.

Valentine's Day Frames

For the first time a limited number of my custom Valentine's Day frames will be on sale. Step up your chocolate giving this holiday!

The frames will be available for purchase at Lake Champlain Chocolates' Burlington locations.

 

Discover Jazz Festival 2015

The Burlington discovered jazz festival is an annual looking to broaden awareness and appreciation of jazz with really amazing performances. It's one of the many reasons I love living in Vermont.

To celebrate this year I made jazz inspired chocolate sculpture that will be on display at Lake Champlain Chocolates on Church Street.

if you happen to be downtown for this years event, swing by Lake Champlain chocolates and check it out. Oh, and grab yourself a truffle while you're there!

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Chocolate Easter Sculpture

Easter is a great holiday for chocolate sculptures. Even though winter tends to hold on through April in Vermont, Easter is one of those symbols that spring is on its way.

For this sculpture I used a 3-egg stack sitting on a bed of white chocolate straw. Making the straw was a lot of fun and I love the texture it brings to the piece. The bird on top is my favorite though.