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Sculpting with Chocolate

This group is for ChocolateLife members interested in sculpting with chocolate - whether for fun or for competition showpieces.

Members: 78
Latest Activity: Oct 30

Introduction to the group

This inspiration for this group came from ChocolateLife member Wendy Buckner, who was looking to "create a meeting place is for Chocolate Artists to serve as a source of knowledge and to encourage networking.

"Sculpting is an important creative outlet for a number of chocolatiers for reasons such as: the sheer enjoyment of it, competition, to show off talent in order to “wow” their customers, or as creations for events (such as weddings or corporate events).

This group is a place to discuss sculpting: why you do it, who you do it for, techniques you wish to share, and for any troubleshooting assistance you may need. As Chocolate Artists, we have a lot to learn from each other and a lot of great work to show. In this group we can gain inspiration from each other and further our knowledge of sculpting."

Discussion Forum

molds

Started by Diane A Holland. Last reply by PHLChocolate Dec 30, 2013. 3 Replies

HI, I am a chocolatier that just received an order to make large letters from someone celebrating an old Dutch custom of letter giving.I need to make or find 10" alphabet molds. They can  use up to…Continue

Tags: molds

Sculpting chocolate, Mermaids, HELP!

Started by Rachel Embleton. Last reply by Karen Neugebauer Nov 28, 2013. 1 Reply

Hello fellow creative types. I would very much appreciate it if someone could help me with my dilemma. I have been asked to make a chocolate mermaid to sit atop a chocolate wedding cake…Continue

What products do you use to make your own chocolate molds for showpieces and where do you get them?

Started by Wendy Buckner. Last reply by kiran Oct 20, 2013. 6 Replies

When I make my own molds I either use gelatin or this:  (http://www.townsendatelier.com/store/knead_a_mold.php)  Knead-A-MoldIt…Continue

Laser cutting for chocolate molds

Started by Kaydee Kreitlow. Last reply by Deborah Sep 21, 2013. 3 Replies

Hello!I've been thinking about using the service Ponoko.com to get my own designs lasercut as a way to produce molds of my own design. Has anyone else attempted this? Advice/suggestions would be…Continue

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Comment by Briju Parthasarathy on October 30, 2014 at 3:10am

Its an amazing world and hats off to the chefs who have created such beautiful sculptures.

Comment by deedee devi on July 7, 2011 at 3:41am

Chocolate printer crafts sculptures from cocoa:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43647615/ns/technology_and_science-inno...

Comment by Chef Oscar Ortega on July 3, 2011 at 1:32am
Comment by Petre on May 24, 2011 at 1:23pm
Initially, I was trying with Plasti-Paste, but I could do with regular 'food grade'  PVC
Comment by Aylen Lyra Doucette on May 15, 2011 at 2:00am
Where does one learn how to chocolate sculpt? Is there a class?
Comment by Chef Oscar Ortega on May 1, 2011 at 12:35am
Easter 2011 Showpiece at Atelier Ortega 
Comment by Gretchen Tartakoff on March 12, 2011 at 7:59pm
Trained as an Art Therapist and having slowly walked into 'The World of Chocolate' I love what you're doing! It's magical!
Comment by Chef Oscar Ortega on November 12, 2010 at 6:10pm

Comment by Wendy Buckner on October 26, 2010 at 11:37pm
Feel free to start a discussion on sculpting anytime! If you have any questions or post photos...we'd all like to hear or see it! :)
Comment by Omar Forastero on October 6, 2010 at 1:24am
Great Idea.thanks wendy for this group. I started sculpting not too long ago. I find it requires lots of patience and accurancy.Great respect and dedication need to be put in to it. I appreciate the chocolate even more when i play with it like that.And the sense of accomplishement at the end is priceless.
 

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