Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mom's Chocolate Painting Inspired by Ms. Julie

My mom has become so annoyed by my lack of posts that she went ahead and created her own. I guess you guys missed me.


I have been looking at your chocolate painting post for so long now that I decided I needed to give it a try. First I needed to pick something to copy and I was inspired by “Parrot Paradise” on Ms. Julie’s Place – She however is much better at creating art than I am. Next I printed out her picture at a size that will fit the cheesecake it will grace. I then taped the picture to the back of a piece of parchment paper, traced a circle the size of the cake top and set it into a cookie sheet

I next collected all the different colored chocolate melts that I had and decided which colors to use as I did not have any purple. I have found from past experience that you really can’t make different colors with these melts. They are not pure colors so you mostly end up with different browns.

I then started filling in the various sections letting it cool and harden between colors. I used some drip painting to represent the leaves as it is quite difficult to paint with too much detail (artistic license?). A white chocolate background would look better with this picture so I painted a border around the edge with the intention of pouring the rest of the chocolate to hold it all together.

Then I put the picture in the refrigerator to harden. I have now discovered that white chocolate doesn’t melt thinly enough to pour so I had to spread it with a knife which had the unfortunate effect of smearing some of the painting. And there for next time I will use a true chocolate background.

Now I must go make the cheesecake!

To Peter: My chocolate art won’t last long either. But I did make it 24 hours ahead of the cheesecake, so it should last at least that long.


Unknown said...

Wow! I am so honored! I wish I could help be the cause of the demise of this wonderful piece of art! Cheesecake is my absolute favorite!
(My hips don't like it much though...)

Jessica's Mom said...

I have now put it on top of a white chocolate raspberry swirl cheesecake and it looks good enough to eat. I'll send you a virtural slice - no calories that way. I only wish my parrot was as pleasing as yours!

Tisha Smith said...

Edible Art!! I love it. Your blog is wonderful. Wish I'd found it long ago...(I teach art too). Resources, such as yours, make my day:)

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