Ann Reardon


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Chocolate Picasso Guitar Sculpture

  Copying other artists works is a great way to study their style and learn new things. Picasso is obviously more well known for his paintings rather than his sculptures. However he was ahead of his time in his choice to make sculptures out of assembled objects rather than chiselling marble. He made this guitar ... »

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Why don’t flakes melt in the microwave?

  In this episode of debunking we look at some potentially dangerous hack videos. Should potentially dangerous videos be overlaid with warnings from the platform that they are published on? I answer the age old question of why don't flakes melt in the microwave and a new one... can coke whiten teeth? Homemade Flake ... »

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Holographic Chocolate

There are so many potential uses shiny holographic chocolate. I love the way the colours change and shift as you move it in the light or walk past it. No food colouring is needed for this effect. Through experimenting I found that the diffraction sheet needs to be washed with warm soapy water and ... »

Chocolate Art Supplies

Chocolate Art Supplies

In the video I will show you two ways you can make these chocolate truffles, one if you have molding gel and one if you do not. Either way it will make an impressive gift for your foodie or art loving friends.   To make these chocolate truffles you will need: For the chocolate shell: White chocolate ... »

Chocolate Artwork Reverse Perspective

Chocolate Artwork Reverse Perspective

  The artwork on the wall appeared to move, at first I thought it was a video but then I realised it was a clever optical illusion, unlike anything I'd seen before. Patrick Hughes invented reverse perspective, a 3D art form where what is close to you appears in the distance, so it tricks you ... »

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Chocolate Balloon Dog

This is one of those projects that was much easier in my head than in reality. However, now that I have the technique figured out, you should be able to recreate your own chocolate balloon dog. Just be prepared for some patience as there is a fair bit of repetition involved in ... »

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Easy Chocolate Oreo Box

Handmade gifts are lovely but the challenge is they can be very time consuming to make. This chocolate Oreo box is so easy that anyone can do it. If you want it to look more like an Oreo you could use a ring of fondant around the edge instead of the white chocolate. ... »

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The Chocolate Tree

I've been wanting to make a chocolate tree for a while and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to make one. With thanks to LG Australia for sponsoring this video and providing the instaview fridge. To make a giant chocolate tree you will need Food items: 600g (21.16 ounces) tempered chocolate, or you swap some of this ... »

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A Chocolate Shoe

A solid chocolate shoe! Sometimes even I wonder where these strange ideas come from. Somewhere deep in my creative brain, I start thinking about making something. Then it becomes a challenge to see if I can actually pull it off, on camera while filming of course. There are no practice runs in my kitchen. ... »

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Chocolate Coated Nuts

  Let's be honest... Coming home after spending a month by my son's side in hospital is a bit of a readjustment. Ordinarily my work week is highly scheduled and fast paced. In contrast hospital was slow but stressful. We still have one week of school holidays left and all ... »

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Giant m&m and hospital story

Update: We are home! We got back from hospital late last night after nearly four weeks. Technically James is still a patient of the hospital. We have a nurse coming to our house every day to give him IV antibiotics, which he'll need for the next month. I was overwhelmed ... »

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How To Make Chocolate Easter Eggs 2018

It is that time of year again when the shelves at the store are full of chocolate eggs. But how do you make them extra special and different to what everyone got last year? Watch the video for some fun easter egg ideas. Nutella egg All you'll need is 2 jars of nutella, a large ... »

The Perfect Chocolate Cheese Board

The Perfect Chocolate Cheese Board

If you love cheese you'll be delighted when your host brings out a board covered in amazing cheeses and crackers. But if you are a sweet-tooth then the chances are that your heart just sunk with disappointment. To solve that conundrum I've created a chocolate board filled with candy and fruit and nuts ... »

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Chocolate Balloon Bowls Part II

  This is long overdue. I made the first chocolate balloon bowl video 5 years ago! Sorry for the long wait. I spent a day designing some new creative chocolate balloon bowls for you to try, I hope you have fun making these. Your friends will certainly enjoy eating them. ... »

Chocolate Records

Chocolate Records

  Who knew? Records don't just have to made out of vinyl, they can be made from chocolate. Sweet! After hearing that I wanted a chocolate record so I decided to see if it was possible to make them at home. Watch the video to find out how it sounded. ... »

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Giant Kinder Surprise Egg

Here's how to make a giant kinder surprise egg using balloon. As well as that we opened some 20 year old kind surprise eggs so we could compare the toys that you got back then to what you get now. Which ones do you think would be better? To make a giant kinder surprise ... »

How To Make Chocolate Cigarettes and more decorations

How To Make Chocolate Cigarettes and more decorations

Chocolate cigarettes or cigarellos has been getting lots of requests recently. But when I looked online, I found videos showing pastry chefs making them with ease ... which made me wonder why people wanted me to do it? And then I tried them!!! After 5 very frustrating failed attempts, I finally learnt the SECRET ... »

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Prank Chocolate Truffles

Filming this video was so much fun. Make your own prank chocolate truffles and watch the reactions of your friends as they eat them. With thanks to Draw with Jazza, Jayden Rodrigues and Jamie for being such good sports and eating the whole box. Chilli V Raspberry Chocolate Truffles To make raspberry chocolate truffles filling ... »

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5 NEW Chocolate Decorations

    When playing with chocolate it goes through a magical bendable stage. It is during that time that you can do some pretty mind-bending things with it to make decorations. To get it in that state easily use the frozen surface technique shown in the video. To make these chocolate decorations you will ... »

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Fathers Day Gift Idea : Chocolate Tools

  It is not Father's Day here in Australia until September 3 but it is coming up very soon on June 18 for the USA, UK and many other countries. The requests for a fun and easy Fathers day gift idea have been flooding in so I put my thinking cap on. Here ... »

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Chocolate Swirls and Splashes

  It's time to have some fun with chocolate swirls and splashes. Capturing the fluid motion of liquids in solid form always looks fascinating. It's like freezing a moment in time.   Cake Pop Swirls You can make cake pops from scratch using this recipe or this one or use cake scraps as below 2 cups cake ... »

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Easter Creatures

If you are blessed to get lots of eggs at Easter time, have some fun and turn them into creatures. For some of these cute animals you'll need a chocolate mold but for others you can just use the eggs you got for Easter. This week I want to take a moment to say a ... »

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Air Delight Aero Chocolate Bar Recipe

  Chocolate with bubbles of nothing mixed through, sounds easy right? I did several experiments with different methods before we got this to work. But the results were worth it, beautifully bubbly chocolate.   How to make bubbly chocolate at home Bubbly Chocolate Experiment 1: 300g (10.58 ounces) chocolate (make sure it is real chocolate, check the ingredients ... »

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Chocolate Camera

  There's a sweet, sticky tug-of-war that occurs every week in my kitchen as I film my latest crazy creation - the wrestle between making beautiful food and also getting the perfect shot for video. I still shoot and edit all my videos personally, which is probably why I have chocolate ingrained into the ... »

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Blocks of chocolate stuffed with yummy fillings

  Artisan blocks of chocolate make great presents and the best part is you don't need to buy an expensive mold. Today we are making four different styles of filling. You can adapt these recipes to make new flavors that suit your own unique style. For my Australian followers remember it is Father's Day on ... »

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