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Making Stuff with Chocolate
Ooooh, what a fun time we had this weekend! Peggy of Chocolate Craft Studio opened her doors to a group of PDX crafty types, and we spent a blissful couple hours making stuff from chocolate.
Peggy offers an incredible array of chocolate shapes to play with - flat ones and dimensional ones, some decorated with shimmer, some with chocolate "paint." Her skills with chocolate are just incredible.
Here are some lovely eggs in progress that Sally made. We had a great time with all manner of decorating bits - brush-on luster powders, sprinkles, tiny candies...
...And you can glue pieces of chocolate together with Peggy's special "chocolate glue." Here, Holly's constructing a really cool dimensional plaque.
Heather constructed this sailing ship out of a half-egg, and then decorated some sails with white chocolate "glue."
Look at this adorable diorama Susan built! Those tiny mushrooms are amazing.
Here's another one, by Sally. Wondering what the bunny, grass, and tiny flowers are made of?
...It's a wonder-material called modeling chocolate! Eats like candy, models like clay. Hoooooooo, boy, is this stuff fun.
Here's what I made with it. The wavy green ribbon was Lee's idea. I only know how to make simple petals and leaves.
Kathy, on the other hand, has skillz. That lacy chocolate butterfly? Made from chocolate glue. I am not worthy.
Here are all our creations collected together - and it's thanks to Mom's presence of mind that we were able to get this shot.
Heh - here's what happens when you get a bunch of bloggers together! :-)
There are SO many cool things in this group! If you want a closer look, there's a Flickr group in progress (thanks, Susan!) to which we'll all be adding our photos.
Locals, be sure to check out the studio sometime. What an awesome place to do a bridal shower, girls' night out, or birthday party!
If you aren't local, Peggy also ships chocolate craft kits and modeling chocolate sets from her website.