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Chocolate cake with sugar flowers by Ron Ben-Israel

Chocolate cake with sugar flowers by Ron Ben-Israel

This year, L’École Valrhona Brooklyn has given the opportunity to a group of students to explore the art of making sugar flowers and learn about Valrhona chocolate in the studio in NYC’s Garment District of the couture cake master, Ron Ben-Israel.

The students, in addition to discovering the origins and flavor combinations of various Valrhona chocolates, created shape, texture, and movement in sugar paste to resemble flowers as they appear in nature, acquired knowledge about the application of sugar flowers in decorative arts of confectionery, and learned the techniques to make a moist chocolate cake  with chocolate fillings to add an extra wow for chocolate-loving customers, like the one we detail below.

Photos: Alex Ayer