In honor of Halloween and the ridiculous amount of sweets I’ll be eating this week, I thought I’d highlight my absolutely favorite chocolatier on the planet, Jessica Fosters Confections. I’ve been obsessed with Jessica’s choclate well, for years now, and I wanted to capture her art in action. Josh Gruetzmacher was in town for a wedding and captured these gorgeous images on film…
Jessica specialized in handmade truffles indused with a variety of unique and unexpected flavors.
Some of my favorite flavors? Milk chocolate madras curry, and dark chocolate earl gray…
Unlike most chocolate you buy at the store, all of Jessica’s chocolates are based on 3 simple ingredients, cream, butter and chocolate.
Aside from traditional truffles, Jessica also makes mint infused truffle sticks that are super refreshing and very addictive (Josh and I may have had a few during the shoot…).
The sticks are made be pouring out white chocolate and letting it set, then the choclate is cut into sticks. The white chocolate sticks are painted with milk chocolate and tossed in granulated sugar.
On the market for homemade carmels? How about ones made with no corn syrup? She makes those too. And her carmelized almonds dusted with coco powder are way too good. They never last more that an hour in my house.
Intrigued? Well we’re GIVING AWAY one of Jessica’s 8 piece truffle boxes! Just leave a comment below with your favorite flavor (check out the list here) and we’ll randomly select a winner on Friday, Nov 2nd (contest closes at 5pm PST).
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I love vintage suitcases and I thought holding fans would be so cute.
I tied grosgrain ribbons in two colors to the base of the fans to add some color.
For the flower girls I found these copper candles holders that were the perfect scale for their baskets.
I tied each side with grosgrain ribbon and filled them with baby’s breath.
The flower girls were too cute!
For favors, Santa Barbara Preserves made rose jelly and put these in adorable mini canning jars.
We used the same dashed pattern on the napkin as a border for the label. Santa Barbara Preserves custom made rose jelly, but she can make any flavor (her habanero raspberry jam is so good!)
Photos: Kirsten Ellis of Beaux Arts Photographie
Favors: Santa Barbara Preserves
Design: Kelly Oshiro Events
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Paulette, a macaroon bakery based in Beverly Hills has tons of fun colors and flavors that would make for the perfect, tasty, wedding favor. Their mini-box, comes with 2 cookies for $4 (minimum 10 boxes) are super chic and affordable. Orders can be placed online and picked up at their Beverly Hills Store (hopefully they’ll start shipping nationwide soon).
Raspberry rose… how pretty are these?
Sicilian pistachio, yum!
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Jessica Foster has a passion for making outstanding truffles that are beautiful to look at and taste sinfully delicious. Jessica is a local (she actually shares her kitchen with Christine Dahl) and is passionate about creating truffles that are unique and hand made.
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