Thursday, February 16, 2012

THE FINE ART OF CHOCOLATE

One of the greatest treasures ever discovered was the bean form the tree ‘Theobroma Caco’, the original source of chocolate. Smooth in texture, intense in taste, perfumed & elegant to behold, chocolate is rich source of sensory pleasure, adored by every one.

“We can notice a smile on the face of an individual when chocolate is offered to him/her”. Just imagine how it will be if that delightful chocolate is molded into a beautiful, artistic sculpture or a show piece. Chocolate has never failed to make an impact, initiating comment from church, the medical profession, scientists, social reforms and royalty. Caco bean has transformed from bean to beverage and fro beverage to today’s confectionary.

A sculpture is a 3D art. The same techniques of making a wood or stone sculpture are used to even make a chocolate showpiece.

Types Of Chocolate Sculpture

Chocolate sculptures break down into basically three types. I have mentioned them here for sake of completeness, but will only be showing one type in this article.

Clay Style Sculptures - This is the simplest type and is what this article is about. The materials needed are easily obtained, and the skills are easily learned.

Molded Style Sculptures - This is basically just adhering molded chocolate parts together to make something larger, so I will not go into it here as most chocolate makers know how to do this.

Carved Style Sculptures - This form of sculpture can be spectacular if done well. This is basically using carving tools to carve blocks of chocolate - much like wood carving. It requires a big investment in tools and a fair amount of carving skill so I won't go into details about this style.

Colors

For best results, use colored chocolate. If you need a different color, a custom color blending chart is available here if needed. Sometimes powdered food color is handy for intensifying the colors

“ I LOVE TO MAKE BEAUTIFUL SCULPTURES OF CHOCOLATE AND TO WORK WITH THIS GREAT TREASURE, WHICH IS DELIGHTFUL, SWEET IN TASTE AND LIKED BY ALL CHOCOLATE”



4 comments:

  1. nicE cheese chocolate board...!!!:)

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  2. Chocolates and chocolate sculptures made by CAI are really awesome and specially the Chocolate chess board it looks amazing.people feel like eating it with the eyes.

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