It has been a fun couple of weeks in the SL kitchen! To be completely honest, this is my most favoritest………(No, you won’t find that in the dictionary. I’ve been in a creative mood and sometimes there aren’t words in any of the languages I know that adequately describe my thoughts, so I have to make up my own new words.)….so……………it’s my most favoritest thing to do in the chocolate kitchen—create new chocolates and flavor combinations!!!
The holidays might seem like a distant occasion, but we have to begin planning for them early. So……..my most recent responsibility (which I take very seriously) is to create new chocolate confections for you to enjoy during your family celebrations in November and December. I even worked on some new pieces for Valentine’s Day this week!
The molds below give you a peek at the first attempt at our Artisan Ornament Collection that is coming for the Christmas season. Just today I finalized the flavors and finished the samples for product photos. I tried a number of different techniques and finally found one that performs like I want it to. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but I can say that the finished product looks MUCH better than anything you get a glimpse of in the picture below.
We will offer two sizes of Artisan ornaments.
The larger ornament will be a Limited Edition with a look and flavor profile only available in 2010. We plan to create a new look and flavor for next year’s edition. This year the gorgeous, glossy milk chocolate shell will be filled with a Vanilla Butternut Buttercream, Toasted Almonds for a delightful crunch, and Caramel Ganache.
The smaller ornaments will come in three varieties making up a 7pc box. The flavors you are soon to enjoy are Pecan Caramel in milk chocolate, Maple Walnut Caramel in dark chocolate and Toasted Macadamia Nuts in solid white chocolate.
We’ll keep you posted!