Chocolate Roses

by Karen Bates
(last updated October 10, 2011)

There are times when you need to give a gift, but aren't sure what to do. You could go with something traditional, but these gifts can be predictable and boring. What do you do when you want to give a unique gift?

Over the years, there are two gifts that have endured the test of time: flowers and chocolate. Although these traditional offerings are nice to receive and a good fallback present, it might be a good idea for you to try something a little more refreshing next time you give a gift.

If you want to impress someone, consider merging two of the most popular gifts into one and give chocolate roses. Chocolate roses are not only delicious, but they are also beautifully crafted and make a unique and unforgettable present for many different occasions. Chocolate roses are also an excellent choice if you want to give either flowers or chocolate but can't decide.

You can offer your loved one a dozen of these chocolate roses as a romantic present, or just one as a small token of affection. Chocolate roses are easy to combine with other presents or gift baskets as well to create the perfect gift.

Chocolate roses are available in a variety of flavors, styles, colors, and sizes. For those who enjoy white chocolate, you can buy chocolate roses made with this light chocolate. Sometimes, the white chocolate can even be dyed to create yellow, pink, purple, or red colored chocolate roses. The best-known chocolate roses, however, use regular brown-colored chocolate, then are wrapped with red foil to give the appearance of a rose. These chocolate flowers are attached to a plastic or wire stem with leaves to make them look more realistic. You can also get the roses made in other kinds of chocolate to suit specific tastes, such as dark.

You can find chocolate roses in specialty candy stores, at grocery stores, and online. You can also try your hand at making these treats yourself using candy molds or chocolate plastic. If you do decide to create your own chocolate roses, a simple method requires melted chocolate, rose-shaped molds, and stems to connect to your roses. This allows you to make roses to your own specifications, but unless you are a professional it can be difficult to create chocolate roses with a lot of realistic detail.

Next time you are looking to give a gift to someone, think about trying delicious and lovely chocolate roses.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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