Officially Open For Business!
Hi Friends and Chocolate Lovers
I never would have thought that making truffles 8 years ago as a fundraiser for Matthew would lead me to my own business and writing a blog!!!
I have always been creative. I loved art in school, sewing in 4-H and then decorating my own homes. I once started creating with old buttons. Loved those crafts. I asked my Mom if she had any old buttons. Before I knew it I had no less than 20,000 buttons. I finally had to say STOP Mom!! I still have thousands left! Ten years ago I started creating garden art from old dishes. That turned into Garden Art by Diane. I love going and looking for fun dishes in just the right colors!
I have always had a love for all things chocolate. My family would say “All things with sugar!”. Chocolate is the king though. When looking for a recipe I admit that I look for those that are easy and will appeal to the majority of people. Searching for good chocolate has led me to blending several brands together, make a rich tasting chocolate. I have standard truffle flavors that I have on hand all the time. I make seasonal flavors and special order flavors. If you have a favorite cookie, candy or cake, I’m sure there is a truffle out there I can make!
A dear friend suggested that I teach truffle making classes. It was not a hard sell for me- once a teacher always a teacher.
At a truffle class you learn about truffles and chocolate and then make a dozen truffles to take home. The class lasts about 2 hours- depending on how much talking we do. There is also a truffle demonstration class where I show you how to make truffles and then you make just one to eat. I have also developed a team building experience were teams develop their own truffle flavors.
I look forward to the upcoming months and years with chocolate to be eaten and truffles to be designed. I hope you will join me on my new wild, crazy and always decadent adventure.