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 😂

Painting the (Chocolate) Roses Red

For the 2015 Burlington, VT ArtHop I wanted to pay tribute to my favorite story of all-time – Lewis Carroll's Adventures in Wonderland.

I tried to pick out some of my favorite scenes and find a way to represent them in chocolate. Narrowing it down was hard! There is so much rich and fantastical imagery in the book.

You can see my completed sculptures on my event page

"Painting the (chocolate) roses red"

"Painting the (chocolate) roses red"

"Falling Stack of Cards"

"Falling Stack of Cards"

"The Playing Cards"

"The Playing Cards"

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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.

Grace Potter's Chocolate Flying "V" Guitar

Grace Potter's Chocolate Flying "V" Guitar

Grace Potter's Chocolate Flying "V" Guitar

I made a chocolate Flying "V" guitar for Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. It's based on the custom guitar that was built for Grace by Gibson -- how amazing is that?

I had to scramble a bit to get this ready for their annual New Year's Eve show at Higher Ground in Burlington, VT.

After the show the band smashed it into pieces -- like rock stars -- and ate it! Some people asked if I was upset when I found out and it's the exact opposite; I'm thrilled!

All too often my sculptures sit on shelves, collect dust and eventually get thrown out. I'm so happy Grace and the band enjoyed this sculpture in two ways: visually and tastefully!