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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Colors of Springtime

We just keep painting away!  Even though the weather in northwest Ohio is still a bit dingy and gray, inside Stella Leona it is bright and cheerful thanks to all the hand painting going on.



These are the colorful chocolate flower medallions, carrots and speckled eggs that hide inside our Petit Easter Bunny pictured here.

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He is an adorable little guy!  Kids usually take a crack at him by biting off his ear and then squeal with delight at the hidden treasures inside.  The Petit Easter Bunny is made of milk chocolate while the painted pieces are dark and white chocolate.  This sweet gift retails for $15.75.  Click here to order yours early as these will be in limited supply.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Here comes Peter Cottontail!

Hoppin’ down the bunny trail…….well, not exactly.  Let’s just say Peter had an extreme makeover!!  Easter is quickly approaching and that means it’s time for lots of hand painting at Stella Leona.  I thought you might enjoy seeing how some of these beautiful chocolates are created.  Our most impressive painted chocolate is definitely our Easter Bunny Centerpiece. 

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He stands approximately 20 inches high and contains over 2 pounds of creamy milk chocolate.  This is an Easter dinner centerpiece like no other! 

Each bunny is meticulously hand painted and no two are exactly alike.  It takes an entire day to make just one.


We can’t share all our secrets about how we make these, but it is an understatement to say that there are many steps and the process is very labor intensive.  If we make any mistakes or attempt to rush the process in any way, the bunny will come out of the mold with chips or streaks in the color and be unusable.  Ultimately if we did everything right, he hops right out of the mold like something from The Gingerbread Man, looking brilliant and bright!

If you’d like to share our Easter Bunny Centerpiece at your Easter dinner, be sure to reserve yours now.  Due to the time involved in creating each of these, we only make enough to fill orders placed, but we’d love to make one for you!  It is truly a joy to create special gifts that show friends and family how much they are appreciated and valued. 

Be sure to stop in our shop or at Pettisville Meats next door to sign up to win one of these centerpieces.  One winner will be drawn on April 2nd and notified by email to pick up their centerpiece on Saturday, April 3rd.