Friday, April 30, 2010

Chocolate Tempering Video

I know that like me, many of you are LOVING making things with tempered chocolate. You can make candies, bark, chocolate covered anything, and always have that shine and snap....and with REAL CHOCOLATE :)

Here is a video by Dove Chef Tracy....I hope you find it helpful. ">

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Entertaining tips with Dove Chef Mark

He always has the best ideas; Watch as he shows us how to decorate a plate with dessert sauces, and yummy ways to serve our mousse.


Monday, April 26, 2010

MJ's Fabulous 6 Layer Cake

Look what I got!

Well, I got the picture, not the actual cake. You should see my monitor screen. Just an FYI, licking your monitor screen makes it blurry.

My fellow Dove Chocolatier, MJ, always makes delicious desserts, and this time she has really out done herself!

I know you all are going to want to make this cake for your family and friends.

OR, perhaps, you want to make it and hide it, then, kiss your husband goodbye as he goes off to work, and wave at your children as they skip off to school....all the while stoically mentioning the laundry and floors you are going to clean....and as soon as they are out of sight, you can pull it out and gnosh on it while you watch The View. Just sayin'.

In any case, here is how MJ made this beauty;

FABULOUS 6 Layer Cake
Topping: Dove Chocolate ganache with White Chocolate shavings
1st layer and bottom layer: Dove Chocolate Baking Mix
Pink: Dove Raspberry Mousse
White: vanilla cake
Cream: bavarian cream filling w/fresh strawberries


and the new winner is..............


Sandy, you have won the Dove Chocolate Divine Dessert Truffles!! Please email me with the shipping address (no PO box), and these will be sent the week of Mother's Day.


...tick tock tick tock............

I have not received an email with the shipping info from our winner....and the deadline is 5pm PST (88 minutes from now)

So.....per the rules, if I dont hear from her, I will be selecting a new winner,.....

stay tuned!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

And the winner is.......

Congratulations to bski92 (and your daughter Shannon) as you were selected by to win the Dove Divine Desserts Truffles.

Please email me with your shipping address (no PO box) so that I can make sure you get them.

These will be sent the week of Mother's Day - Enjoy!

For those that did not win, if you have a special person in your life that would appreciate these yummy can order them for $39, (tax and direct shipping included) All orders will be placed by Friday, April 30th. MC and Visa is me if you are interested;

Happy Sunday!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Truffle Give Away #2

I know many of you joined in the Dove Divine Dessert Truffle Giveaway, hosted by my friend, Emmy. I hope one of you won, and I hope you all enjoyed making a new blog friend!

I thought it only fitting that I do a second Dove Divine Truffle know, make one more mom (or reader) happy.

Dove is offering an incredible box of Dessert Truffles, hand made by Jin Caldwell. Jin has been recognized as one of the Top 10 pastry chefs in North America, and is handmaking truffles for Mother's Day (although, anyone can eat them!) They will be made with fresh butter and cream, so you'll want to eat these within 3 weeks of delivery (as if they would last any longer!)

The beautiful box, wrapped in a gross-grain ribbon, of spring colors, will have 24 Truffles....four each, of these six dessert flavors;

Key Lime Pie
Creme Brulee
Strawberry Cheesecake
Lemon Meringue
Chocolate Mousse
Raspberry Parfait

Enter to win a box.....they will be directly shipped the week of Mother's's how to win....

1. Become a follower of my blog.

2. Leave me a comment letting me know about the special lady that will receive these yummy truffles (even if that special lady is you!).

3. One post per person, per household

4. Dove chocolatiers or Dove/Mars, Inc. employees are not allowed to play

5. Winner must live in the continental USA

6. Posts must be submitted by 11:59pm, PST, Saturday, April 24, 2010.

7. Winner will be randomly selected and posted on Sunday, April 25, 2011.

8. Winner must send me the mailing address that they would like the truffles shipped to (no PO Boxes) by Monday, April 26, 2011, 5pm PST, or a new winner will be selected. SO CHECK BACK

Good luck!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Giveaway Time!

I am so excited to introduce all of you to my friend Emmy. We met at the pool a couple of years ago......she is adorable and sweet, and also makes incredible stationery items. I LOVE LOVE LOVE her designer calendars, and her custom invites are beyond cute. need to check out her stuff....

Because I love her, and because I love all of you, and really want you to enjoy her creations....Im asking Emmy to host my giveaway....

You'll love it, it's something sweet and delicious, of the edible variety.

Hurry over to to enter for the yummmy prize!

Tell Emmy, The Chocolate Lady sent you!


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

When Im not making chocolate....

Follow on over to my "mommy blog" and find out what I do when Im not making chocolate creations.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Kids Culinary Academy

If there is a job as fun as being a Dove Chocolatier, it's gotta be owning Kids Culinary Adventures.

My friend Gigi is an award winning chef and former Dean, Le Cordon Bleu program; California Culinary Academy ! She has created Kids Culinary Adventures, a premier professional cooking school for kids and teens. It is in the San Francisco Bay area, home to great food and fun.

KCA has classes, camps, and birthday parties - so much fun!!

KCA is on facebook, and recently Gigi posted this BEAUTIFUL cake....

She was sweet enough to give me the step-by-step low down on creating those chocolate walls, as well as the HOT TIP to put straws in the cake (inwhich to place the flowers!)...and now, I cant wait to make a pretty spring cake.

Id love to see what pretty things you are making this Spring....feel free to leave your link in the comments section.

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