For Valentine’s or a Wedding Nothing Says Love like White Chocolate Roses

It’s that time of year when romance is in the air all the way from Valentine’s Day to summer weddings. And nothing says love like pure white roses. But they are expensive and often don’t last the day.  What the romantic to do?

Consider chocolate roses.  But aren’t they expensive and time consuming to make?  That certainly can be the case unless one has a chocolate ruffler.  Adapted from the classic French monk’s head or “tete de moine” cheese slicer, it cuts the thinnest strip of chocolate and clusters it into a breathtakingly beautiful but easy to make chocolate rose.

Available from Albert Uster Imports, the base chocolate wheels come in a wide variety of flavors and colors so those with a more expansive romantic heart aren’t limited to just white.  No matter the color chosen, these elegant yet easy to craft creations will enhance any cake top, cupcake or dessert serving plate.   

Why not make romance easier this year – indeed, all year long with beautiful chocolate roses? (They'll think you worked for hours to create these beauties).

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