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Chocolate Shoes, Awards and Christmas is Coming!!!

Chocolate Shoes, Awards and Christmas is Coming!!!

I cannot believe I picked up an award at The Time to Shine Conference 2013! I am still gob smacked about how it all happened. I had popped out of the conference to get some fresh air and began chit chatting away with Carrie Green from The Female Entrepreneur Association (if you have never heard of this amazing girl google her now) she is rocking it in business at such a young age! Anyway I digress, I was just chatting with her when the big doors to the conference swung wide open and a friend of mine who had been attending the conference with me, came running out screaming that I had won!

Diamond Business Club Awards Winner 2013

Diamond Business Club Awards Winner 2013

A million things went through my head in that moment including ( I must apologize to Carrie later as I’m going to have to abandon our juicy conversation to how long have people been sitting in the conference room waiting for

me to show up?) shock, horror and excitement all happening in one instant. I began running towards the stage as the music began to play and people were clapping, cheering me on and then HORROR multiplied times two, my high heeled shoes came off my feet as I was running and I had to stop and wear them back! I was like omg! There are video cameras and photographers, this is soooo embarrassing but then I thought “what would Miss World do in this moment?” Yes, I smiled, was graceful about my mini hiccup but still with a shocked look on my face, I stumbled unto the stage forgetting that there were stairs leading to the stage platform which I could have taken. Never the less, I breathlessly encouraged all the gorgeous women sitting before me to keep going for their dreams and aiming for Gold because you never know… It might be you who wins something!

Everyone loved the Chocolate Shoes and Champagne bottles we had on display at the exhibition, they are up for sale on the website www.lasignorina.co.uk Let me know which Shoe is your favourite shoe in the comments box?

Venus Chocolate Shoes (Handmade and Fairtrade) by La Signorina Chocolates

Venus Chocolate Shoes (Handmade and Fairtrade) by La Signorina Chocolates
 

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Chocolate Designs : Make Butterflies

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Want to see me break some of my precious chocolates by accident? click the play button and watch till the very end.

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: (Press the play button to watch the video on Youtube)

Chocolate Designs: Make Butterflies

Hello and welcome to this video. So excited to see you here. Today we are going to be doing some chocolate decorating which will work perfectly with your cakes and your chocolate or any sort of dessert that has got a flat surface. So what we’ve got here is some white chocolate, some dark chocolate and some lovely lovely milk chocolate which I know a lot of you love. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, I’ve got these on pots. Now this method of melting and tempering your chocolates is using the Baine Marie method. It’s very easy what you do is you get a pot with a little bit of water, bring that to a boil, turn off the fire and use the steam from the water to slowly melt your chocolates. Now please remember to keep an eye on your temperatures. that it doesn’t go above 45 degrees celcius, that way you don’t burn your chocolates. So without further ado, let’s begin, I’m so excited, I can’t wait to show you these lovely techniques for decorating with chocolate.

Great welcome to the desk here, I’ve printed out a sheet of paper with some designs on here and I’ve put it in a pvc pocket hole punch thing which you can find at any stationery store, I think I picked this up from Rymans here in the UK. It will basically protect your paper and you can just wipe off your chocolate that you have piped on here and start all over again so it’s a good way to get your practice going.

So we have our piping bag here, follow along the lines. It’s okay if you go out a little bit. Once you get a hang of this, you can move on to more complex designs like these ones. I’m not going to spend too much time on these because they do take a bit of time and a bit of practice but they are so good for helping you get really confident with moving around with your chocolate. This one is very squiggy, it’s perfect for practicing your writing, text, and script writing, that sort of thing. You don’t need to move as quickly as I am. This will only come with more and more practice. So the more you practice, the faster you will be able to move around and do all of these funky designs. Just follow the lines as accurately as you can. This is great for helping you build your confidence, so when you get to more intricate designs, you will be able to pull them off.

We have a butterfly here, and you want to make it as thick as possible. It’s okay if your lines are crooked, this gives your butterfly a bit of character and we love character here at La Signorina, (silent laugh) so just make sure your lines are thick enough as well because we are going to create a 3D version of our butterfly so we do need this butterfly to stand on it’s own.and not break any of it’s wings. Just going to fold the edges so it kind of gives the wings a bit more of a shape so it’s not a flat butterfly, so just use some paper clips, set this aside for a couple of minutes and we will come back and see what it looks like.

Here are some butterflies that I made earlier, I’m just going to try and gently show you what they look like close up without breaking it obviously. It’s really gorgeous, it will be perfect to add to your ice-creams, cakes or any sort of desserts that you would like to add a 3D effect. It’s very delicate like a real butterfly so handle with care and I hope you have enjoyed this video.

So if you do like this video, make sure you hit the like button and share it with at least one of your friends so that they can benefit from this too. In meantime, don’t forget to subscribe so that you are always up to date with whenever I have a new video. Until next time in the next video I’ll see you soon. Ciao.

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Best Chocolate Channel – Welcome

My Welcome Video is finally here, pleased to announce the arrival  of the Best Chocolate Channel you will find on the web. Have you subscribed? Click click click 🙂 Enjoy the video!

For some wedding inspiration blogs check out:

Wedding Favours

Chocolate dipped strawberries and Chocolate face masks

How to have a chocolate wedding (The cake and clothes)

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World of Chocolate Wonderland, Shanghai, China.

Transcript of video:

Have you ever wondered what the Eifel tower would look like if it were made out of chocolate?! Or how about a carriage, that was made out of a giant pumpkin, that was made out of chocolate?Well now you know. Welcome to Shanghai’s World of Chocolate Wonderland, a feast for the eyes, and the tongue.

Towering architectural achievements made with only some tricky use of chocolate boggle the mind.Chocolate is amazingly versatile and can be molded into almost any shape.[Luo Shenling, 22-Year-Old University Student]: “At first when I walked in, I didn’t realize everything here is made of chocolate. Then I took a careful look, and realized it’s all real chocolate and all made with chocolate. I feel shocked and it’s really beautiful.”

But that wasn’t all! That’s right, chocolate fashion! A special cat walk had models flaunting edible outfits. The audience was melted to their seat.[Zhang Xiaoxiao, Model]:”My strongest feeling after wearing clothes is that I might be willing to eat them.”[Yu Mengxian, Model]: “The most difficult part of walking the catwalk in chocolate is that I was afraid the chocolates will drop or break into pieces.”This is already the second chocolate fashion show in Shanghai. The last one was in December 2011. So if you’re in Shanghai, stop by the World of Chocolate Wonderland. It’s seriously sweet!

Come and visit my online chocolate shop at http:www.lasignorina.co.uk/boutique.php or by clicking HERE which will take you straight through to the boutique shop Chocolates for you! My little online boutique shop has a selection of my handmade chocolates as well as selected hand picked chocolate products that I think you would love to try, if you are looking for something a little unique come and visit the Chocolate boutique shop today!

Are you, or do you know someone planning a wedding? Would you like to customize your chocolate wedding favors online? You can also do that at my online store too! Here is the direct link which will take you straight through to the Wedding Favor page where you can customize your chocolate wedding favors!

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It’s Over…

I can’t believe I faced and survived my blogathon challenge! At the start of November, I announced that I will be blogging every single day (Mon-Fri) for the entire month of November. As promised, I kept it all Chocolate related.

I feel like I still have so much I would like to share with you and I am brimming with ideas but I am also grateful this blogathon challenge has reached it’s end.

I will leave you to get back to whatever it is you were doing but before I go, I have a few chocolate announcements to make:

1) I will be posting out my first monthly newsletter on the 7th Dec. If you would like to receive my emails please leave your details by clicking on this link HERE

2) The Designer Sales UK, Chelsea London also kicks off on the 7th, 8th and 9th Dec. Grab your VIP ticket and goodie bag which will have my chocolates by clicking on this link HERE

3) I will be coming to Streatham on the 8th Dec to sell some of my chocolates. It starts at 12noon, Venue details can be found by clicking on this link

4) I will be in Surrey on the 9th Dec selling more chocolates and supporting the contestants at Miss Christmas Beauty UK pageant 2012. Details can be found by clicking on this link

My blog posts will now go back down to every Saturday as from the 8th December. I will be closed for Christmas from the 22nd December and re-open on the 29th December, where I will be spending Christmas time with my family in Italy. Please get your christmas chocolate orders to me before then to avoid dissapointment, the early bird catches the chocolates! 😉

Love you muchly! Thanks ever so much for following me on this blogathon journey! I’m going to put up my Christmas tree now… Roll on December!

Xoxo

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The End

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Come and visit my online chocolate shop at http:www.lasignorina.co.uk/boutique.php or by clicking HERE which will take you straight through to the boutique shop Chocolates for you! My little online boutique shop has a selection of my handmade chocolates as well as selected hand picked chocolate products that I think you would love to try, if you are looking for something a little unique come and visit the Chocolate boutique shop today!

Are you, or do you know someone planning a wedding? Would you like to customize your chocolate wedding favors online? You can also do that at my online store too! Here is the direct link which will take you straight through to the Wedding Favor page where you can customize your chocolate wedding favors!

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Come follow me on twitter! Tweet at me all day and any day!

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Edible Chocolate Fashion show

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The Chocolate fashion show “Sweet Couture” happened in Ohama this September. Sweet Couture is a fund-raising event for the Omaha Restaurant Association.Yes, the clothes are made of edible chocolate. Fancy wearing one to work one day? Imagine what would happen. Photos taken by Kathy Rae Photography.

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Posted by on September 25, 2012 in chocolate, chocolate couture

 

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