Chocolate Sculpting and Carving F.A.Q.'s
What temperature does the room need to be to sculpt in chocolate?
Typically room temperature is ideal for the chocolate carving. Paul has sculpted anywhere between 44 degrees (outside in Vegas) over Winter all the way to close to 90 degrees (outside in Virginia)
What are the chocolate carving setup requirements?
We all know The Chocolate Genius is a very unique product. Fortunately, the set-up requirements are typically very simple such as a table with linens and overhead lighting. There is no need to stress out about the set-up, allowing you to put your energy towards the rest of the party.
Not only are the sculptures edible, they are made with the best Fairtrade couverture chocolates in the world. Using high-end chocolate is an important part of the guest experience! High-end chocolate creates the most amazing aroma, filling a room and of course, has a world-class taste for the guests to be amazed by.
Are the chocolate sculptures edible?
The Chocolate Genius provides a wide range of very high-end, amazing couverture chocolates that are vegan, kosher dairy, kosher parve, organic, paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, tree nut-free, peanut free, non-GMO and soy-free. Are you interested in a specific chocolate? Just ask us!
What dietary requirements do you cater to?
What do clients do with the chocolate sculptures?
Guests can eat the chocolate sculptures during the party, eat the scraps as they fall or the sculpture can be kept and put on display. The sculptures can last many years under the proper conditions.
Do you provide more traditional chocolates for eating?
Yes! Having more traditional chocolates for guests to eat completes the incredibly unique chocolate and art experience of The Chocolate Genius. For example, The Chocolate Genius might sculpt a 3’ Aston Martin for a James Bond themed party along with 200 pre-made chocolate gold guns for guests to eat. Guests get to eat the seriously delicious chocolate shavings, the pre-made custom chocolates, and if desired, the sculpture itself!
Is there a difference between chocolate carving and chocolate sculpting?
Depending on the exact sculpture The Chocolate Genius is creating he uses both additive sculpting, which is similar to using clay or he might carve, similar to carving a block of marble. Many times the process incorporates both carving and sculpting. Guests get to experience the incredible aroma of high-end couverture chocolate and eat the delicious shavings as the sculpture comes to life. The Chocolate Genius is both a carver and sculptor.
What is The Chocolate Genius' Mission?
The Chocolate Genius' mission is to transform one billion people or more through chocolate sculpting. And what do I mean by this? Chocolate creates a visceral, personal response in everyone. It’s a bridge between classes, gender, religion, races - all labels of culture.