One of my favorite movies is "Chocolat." It's organic and sensual, beautifully filmed, well acted, and I swear sitting in a theatre you can even smell the chocolate!
My favorite bits of chocolate are Trader Joe's French Truffles and the hand-dipped chocolate covered oreos our local candy shop sells. My molton chocolate cakes are to die for! And while chocolate isn't my favorite of flavors (give me a lemon square any day!), it's right up there.
So, when the MSU Museum held its annual chocolate party, of course I had to go!
When we walked in, we were greeted by a display of museum artifacts on one side (more on that below) and a display of beautiful chocolate creations on the other.
Look at this -- all in chocolate and confections! Definitely a display piece for a museum fundraiser!
And this one -- I think the octopus was marzipan.
Who could pass this by and not admire the craftsmanship.
Here's a better look at the dinosaur.
Well, then it was off to the vendors. We sampled mousse and cookies. There was toffee and fudge. Cakes...
And more cakes!
The vendors jazzed up their spaces with bits that fit their style, like this one from Sweetie-lictious Pie Pantry. (She was the winner of a Food Network pie challenge!)
I mentioned the wonderful exhibits. Here are a few that our gem of a museum has to offer in its collections.
I loved this one -- you'll probably see it again next October!
I'd wear this robe any day! All my colors!
Or this one!
These are wedding banks. Beats my piggy and cow banks!
This vest would be a tad warm for most of us...
You may not believe this -- I hardly do -- but I had more than my fill in an hour and really didn't care if I saw chocolate again.
Not that if anyone handed me something divinely decadent right now, I'd pass it up!
Next month is our museum's Wine Tasting Party (March 26, if you're local). If you love wine, be there and sample favorites from the 200 wine vendors on site!
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