February 14, 2013
Posted in View from the table
A couple of months ago an invite to the launch party of Brighton, and now London, chocolatier Choccywoccydoodah’s new 10-part TV series arrived. I was very excited.
I’ve long been a fan, my best friend lives in Brighton and she introduced me to the shop many years ago. I busied myself with thoughts of the maverick chocolatier and visions of quirky and kitsch chocolate creations that put the imagination of Lewis Carroll to shame.
The party was held at club Cirque du Soir close to Carnaby Street, home of Choccywoccydoodah’s London shop.
A burlesque, circus theme prevailed with fire jugglers, contortionists, scary clowns and of course a chocolate buffet complete with chocolate skulls and life size white chocolate West Highland terriers only upstaged by the giant chocolate cake creations that are nothing short of master pieces; edible works of art.
If you don’t know Choccywoccydoodah, or you’ve never paid a visit to the Brighton or London shop then you really should make a point of seeking them out. This is no ordinary chocolate shop, it’s witty, super camp and nothing short of awe inspiring. It’s difficult to get close to the original Brighton shop now on a Saturday as it’s packed with visitors, faces pressed against the window jostling for a photograph, and I don’t blame them.
The series, Starstruck, is the fourth for the Good Food Channel and highlights the jubiliations, stress, joy and dramas in making magnificent cake creations for ‘good old-fashioned stars’ such as Whoopi Goldberg and Jackie Collins.
|All you need is love – and cake|
The first in the series can be seen at 9pm on Sunday 24th March.
My diet starts, erm, some time soon.