Chocolate candle gracefully decomposes into fondant


20 Responses to “Chocolate candle gracefully decomposes into fondant”

  1. TwinkieFGR says:

    So… instead of melting into an unpleasant wax it melts into a chocolate flavored unpleasant wax?

    • atteSmythe says:

      Images on the site show that the candle is contained in a metal cylinder that ‘s surrounded by the chocolate. The wax should be contained, with just the heat from the candle melting the chocolate.

      • TwinkieFGR says:

         I was actually trying to make a dumb joke about how unappetizing fondant is.
        It is a neat idea though, and to be fair, it might be better freshly melted? Before it hardens into blech?

        • GrumpySteen says:

          Fondant au chocolate isn’t at all the same as the crappy decorative icing that we call fondant.  Fondant au chocolate is a cake filled with melted chocolate ganache.  Much tastier.

      • SamSam says:

        Actually, they show a metal tube filled with large air holes. I assume that the holes are necessary to allow burning of the candle, but it seems to me that wax will still spill out.

        An there’s pretty much no way around this, because wax or something similar + air is required for the candle to burn.

        Verdict: cute grad-school concept. Not going to happen.

  2. gibson5string says:

    At last!!!  Something with a string hanging out of it that I actually WANT to eat.

  3. Harvey says:

    If the candle chocolate is similar to the inside of a Lindt truffle, it wouldn’t take any time to melt. They use an oil that has a melting point just above room temperature so it melts when you put it in your mouth but stays solid otherwise.

  4. smithviki says:

    It might taste better in a dessert rather than in a desert.

  5. Erika Wiggins says:

    Chocolate does not magically turn into fondant. That is all.

  6. NelC says:

    What is it with the confusion between ‘desert’ and ‘dessert’ this week? Suddenly I’m seeing it all over the place.

  7. Daemonworks says:

    Please note: This is for making “fondant au chocolat”, a sort of cake with chocolately goodness inside, not the wierd icing-like stuff that most people associate with the word “fondant”. They aren’t remotely the same thing.

  8. info says:

    “DeSSert” – Two ‘S’es, like here up on my insignia from the Spelling Nazi Police!

    Why can’t you colonists learn the difference between a huge mass of sand and a cake?

    Next up: “Pinocchio”, not “Pinnochio”…

  9. Ian Wood says:

    Does it explode? No?


    (beyond the amount of interest required to post this comment, I mean)

  10. the light must be delicious

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