Monday, April 7, 2008

Chocolates of the World Competition...yeah..WE WON!


The first charity event we did was a couple of months ago for the International Visitor's Corps, which hosts people from other countries to come to the United States to understand our system of government better and our people as well! We were very excited to have been invited to attend and were a bit nervous sense we would compete against the pastry chefs of all the major hotels and resorts in the region, Marriot-Sawgrass, Sea Island, etc!

The competition was to create a plated dessert, which would be judged by best plating, best taste, and best dessert buffet presentation.

We created a chocolate spire that had three platforms, each containing a chocolate, which we called: "Bonbons Threeways!" i.e. a bonbon, a truffle, and a molded piece. Our truffle was a pistachio truffle rolled in crushed pistachio nuts, a bonbon of red wine, and the molded piece was a honey cardamon caramel.

We nearly KILLED OURSELVES making over 300 spires, 900 discs, and 900 bonbons for the event, assembling the spires on site was a herculean task of which Judy was not too pleased about....BUT WE WON for BEST ARTISTIC CHOCOLATE PRESENTATION!

We also donated a box of chocolates...our NEVERENDING BOX which the winning bidder got to bring to the store every month for a year to be refilled with our awesome bonbons.


Jess Cumbie said...

Very cool, I had no idea we had a shop like yours so close to home!!!! I'll have to stop by and get some cards so I can refer brides!!!

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