A sneak peek at the making of some hot chocolate mugs that work to protect something during packaging and are then usable as a tent card or gift tags. Celebrate all things chocolate with Happy Mail for Chocolate Lovers.
Making drinking chocolate with a blender isn’t the usual quick and easy method I use, but on occasion it can be great for adding air and thickness to create a rich morning mug. Using a blender is the perfect way to use bars with large inclusions in them as it makes them a smaller amore drinkable hot chocolate.
Each month Digital Bytes subscribers to Happy Mail for Chocolate Lovers receive a calendar on the 2nd of the month as one of their digital treats. Here is a sneak peek behind the scenes of one of next month’s goodies. Obviously it is very much a chocolate-centric calendar. I research on the web about upcoming holidaysContinue reading “Monthly Calendars ~ Happy Mail for Chocolate Lovers”
Are you ready for an over the top morning mug? This is it! Shhh, my birthday is this week and I may have started celebrating early with this drinking chocolate. This is a special occasion drinking chocolate. Party because it needs some extras, but also because it is far more sugary and sweet than my usual go-toContinue reading “Morning Mug ~ Celebration Edition”
Sometimes there isn’t a nearby shop that sells just chocolate. Then what? Here is a list of places you can look for fine and artisan crafted chocolate. Chocolate goes with so many things that specialty shops often stock great bars that you can add to your basket as you shop. Some of my favourite placesContinue reading “Chocolate Basics ~ Where to find good chocolate”
I have tried all sorts of mediums of art over the years. From pottery, lamp working (glass beads), to wood working, and glass blowing, but I had never really explored watercolour painting. I had used water colour paint in my time working in daycares, but cheap tempra paints, in very primary colours, and never withContinue reading “How it’s made ~ Stickers & Magnets”
Let’s talk about shopping for pastries, cakes, baked goods and other items that have chocolate in them. If you are shopping in a shop, bakery, café, or chocolate shop it is very likely that the items you are purchasing are made on the premises, and that the ingredients used are nearby. This makes it easyContinue reading “Chocolate Basics ~ Shopping for Pastries”
Got extra chocolate bar wrappers and packages? Reuse and upcycle them and make these fun, simple, creative envelopes.
Explore different resources for tasting chocolate that will help you find and identify flavours within artisan, fine, craft, and bean to bar chocolate.
Artists around the globe began #the100DayProject that runs from Wednesday February 22nd until June. . I decided to join in and my project has a cacao/chocolate focus, no surprise there really, and to make it small.