Monday, August 4, 2008

Personalized Chocolate and Custom Transfer Sheets

This morning I had the pleasure of speaking with Susan Van Dusartz, of Prints on Chocolate. Susan produces personalized chocolates with photographs, logos, custom greetings, or other color images. Her chocolates start with a layer of milk or dark chocolate. Then each piece is topped with white chocolate imprinted using edible ink with a custom design. Some of the available shapes are squares, circles, rectangles, medallions, lollipops, hearts or business cards.

In addition to selling finished chocolate pieces, you can also order custom chocolate transfer sheets from Prints on Chocolate. Using their transfer sheets, you can put full color graphics on chocolate. The images are transferred in the same manner as all other transfer sheets and can be used in combination with magnetic molds. The minimum order requirement is lower, making this service more attractive for a wider range of projects. The only caveat is that these transfer sheets must use a white chocolate base.

If you would like to make your own printed chocolates or transfer sheets, Susan also is the U.S. distributor of Cake Art products. Cake Art makes edible ink cartridges and printing sheets that can be used with a standard printer. Magnetic molds to make the custom chocolates and bonbons are also available. The Cake Art Chocosheet product is an actual cacao butter product that is transferred onto white chocolate. This differs from other methods of getting full color graphics on chocolate, such as using frosting sheets. Using the transfer sheet method, the final product consists of only chocolate products, which is generally preferable to many.

Susan is in the process of launching a new website for the sale of the Cake Art products. I will post that information when it becomes available. Until then you can contact her through the Prints on Chocolate website.

No comments: