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Forget the egg here’s the Chicken !

 Hi all, check out these chicks!

These beautiful chocolate chooks are all hand painted and made using the best quality Belgian chocolate.

They are approximately 100g  9 ½ cm long and 8 ½ cm high

I have very limited stock available for pick up only.

$ 9.00 each

please send me a message  :)

That’s all folks I am sold out. All chickens have flown the coop sorry to those who missed out, better get in faster next time !   

Indulgence Day Sale Saturday 23rd November !

Hi all , just letting you know that my chocolates will be available at the Indulgence Day Sale ! Please come down and say hello there will be something there for everyone !  Here is all the info

who

Laura Loves Chocolate, The Original Cupcake Co & The Quilting Bug.

what

Handmade Specialty Chocolates from Laura Loves Chocolate  

Hand Dipped Hazelnut Praline: crunchy caramelised hazelnut praline dipped in milk chocolate.  

 Caramel Swirl : Milk chocolate swirl filled with the most luscious-chewy-gooey caramel ever.

Itsy Bitsy Frogs: white & dark  mini chocolate frogs with chocolate spots and strips

Delicious cupcakes made from scratch with top quality ingredients and lots of passion from The Original Cupcake Co 

Large range of flavours  

 Vanilla, Chocolate , Peanut butter & jelly,  Pumpkin,  and  Salted Caramel  just to name a few favourites .   

Patchwork & Quilting Sale  with The Quilting Bug 

Pre-order your rulers, mats, cutter, etc 

Pick up great fabric & quilting specials !  – check out the website www.thequiltingbug.com.au 

when

Saturday 23rd November  9am – 5pm

where 

Louis Joel Arts & Community Centre
5 Sargood Street, Altona

Thank you to all who attended  the sale here are some photos from the day

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Chocolate Events

Hi all, here are some photos from past chocolate events I have held.

Chocolate festavel 2010

Chocolate festavel 2010

Chocolate, Quilting & Cupcake show 2013

Chocolate, Quilting & Cupcake show 2013

Chocolate, Quilting & Cupcake show 2013

Chocolate, Quilting & Cupcake show 2013

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Watch this space for updates on the next event !

Chocolates to be won !

To celebrate World Chocolate Day I would like to spread the love. Please help me ! I need 19 more likes to make it to 100. Over 100 would be even better the last new like at 9.00pm tonight will win a free pack of my chocolates sent to your door !!! So start spreading the love people ! If you are lucky, your friend might share the chocolates with you :P

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Coconut & Lime, Hazelnut Praline, Caramel Swirl and Strawberry Heart.

Coconut & Lime, Hazelnut Praline, Caramel Swirl and Strawberry Heart.

Chocolate Strawberry Sweethearts

Zoe, Simon and I had a fun filled day. We made wonderful dark chocolate hearts filled with a white chocolate strawberry ganache. Later we also made some yummy dark chocolate peppermint truffles. Zoe and Simon got involved painting the chocolate moulds and rolling the chocolate truffles. It was a heart felt birthday surprise for Zoe with a sweet end to the day.  Happy Birthday Zoe !

“The chocolates were beautiful, Zoe really loved them and so do I.  Delicious Om nom nom :P  The peppermint is so nice. :D yum ! ” - Quote from Simon

 

Zoe & Simon with the sweet chocolate hearts

Zoe & Simon with the sweet chocolate hearts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zoe and I

Zoe and I

Zoe and I rolling truffels

Zoe and I rolling truffles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

woooo chocolate hands

woooo chocolate hands

 

 

 

 

 

Simon giving it a roll :)

Simon giving it a roll :)

ROAR !

ROAR !

 

 

 

 

 

The lovely chocolates !

The lovely chocolates !

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Truffle

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Truffle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Love In The Air

16.3.13
Love was in the air in todays chocolate class, this belated valentines gift was worth the wait.
Today Chloe, Ryan & I made decadent dark chocolate hearts filled with a white chocolate strawberry ganache. we tried two different decorating techniques by painting with cocoa butter and pipping with white chocolate. It was a fun filled morning with a sweet reward at the end.

Me Tempering

Chloe Painting the mould to make them look pretty !

Myself and Chloe making pipping bags.

Chocolate Rain

Chloe and I showing off our mad pipping work !

Chloe with the chocolates :)

Chloe and I

Ryan with the chocolates :)

The Lovely Love Heart Chocolates !

Mysteries Behind The Macaron!

On February 2nd 2013 I had the pleasure to teach David & Geraldine the mysteries behind the Macaron! We made a decadent dark chocolate macaron and a sublime salted caramel. It was a very enjoyable day with lots of fun and laughs along the way. After lots of fun and hard work, we ended up with a great result. The texture and flavour combining to create the perfect macaron!

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da dar !

The Macarons

Epic Chocolate Adventure Part 3

Hi all here are some more photos from my Epic Chocolate Adventure i have left the best till last these photos are my favourites I hope you enjoy them to.

Choccywoccydoodah !! London

Till death do us part

Just Beautiful

Paul A Young !!!

Love this one ! its the best !

Yum ! what a great display !

found a nice place named ” Sketch “

more from sketch

So now come the photos from my meeting with Willie Harcort Cooze ! I felt so privileged to visit his factory it is something I have been wanting to see for a long time Willie Harcort Cooze, has been an inspiration to me and to have this opportunity, to visit the factory was something I will never forget. Thank you Willie

chocolate conching machine

Me in the factory !

cocoa bean roasting machine

The Bible

The end of my adventure.. Me and Willie Harcourt-Cooze

Epic Chocolate Adventure Part 2

You said you wanted to see more photos of chocolate I found on my adventure, so here are some from France, Bruges & Brussels

Look at these beauties

Wonderful chocolate box from Jeff de Bruges

YES this is the original Wonka Bar used on the set in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

mmmm what one do you like the clam, mussel or shrimp ?

Epic Chocolate Adventure Part 1

Hi all, I am back in Oz and what a trip I have had, going to all the chocolate hot spots.
I went on a 3 hour chocolate and pastry walk in Paris, Browsed all the chocolate shops in Bruges
and went to visit Willie Harcourt-Cooze below are some photos from my adventure.

First stop on the chocolate tour La Maison Du Chocolat

The great Pierre Herme

Our tour guide, some of my new found chocolate buddys and myself doing our best ” french chocolate snob pose ”

Pierre Marcolini Chocolatier

So excited !!! absolutely love Patrick Roger

I have had a dream for a long time visit Patrick Roger’s shop in Paris. The photo’s do not do justice compared to being there walking into the cool chocolate air and being surrounded by his beautiful creations