I have a weakness for chocolate. One of my hobbies is sampling cocoa-based confections from around the world. When I was in high school, my parents brought me chocolate from Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, and France from their European vacation. I made that stash last almost a whole year.
This Valentine’s Day, thank your customers with words written in chocolate. Here are 12 ways to impress them this year:
1. Custom chocolates from a 3D printer
Make magazine has taught me much about the wonders you can create with a 3D printer. There is also an attachment called an extruder that will let you print edible custom chocolates.
2. Chocolate dust and stencils
An easier way to achieve edible art is through the use of stencils. Lightly dust your chocolate powder over a stencil onto any frosted cake. When you lift it up, you will find yourself the proud owner of a branded confection. For a more vibrant message, use a little colored confectioner’s sugar.
3. Edible bouquets
Don’t send flowers, send chocolates! “Edible arrangements” offers a bouquet filled with chocolate covered strawberries and other fresh fruits.
4. Chocolate covered fortune cookies
I received these as a Christmas present this year and they were delicious. They are easy on the calories to boot. You can insert your own custom message.