UPDATE February 26, 2015: This morning Petaluma360.com posted this article on Cocoagraphs, Lovely candy, too pretty to eat, by BY KATIE WATTS FOR THE ARGUS-COURIER
Cocoagraphs are artisan chocolate bars printed with edible photo and graphic images
Bringing art into a new medium, Cocoagraph founder Rae Vittorelli began making artisanal chocolate photographs and graphics, known as cocoagraphs, in 2011. Cocoagraphs are made with locally produced fair trade chocolate and can be custom ordered with any photograph, graphic, or logo. On February 2, 2015 Vittorelli opened her first retail location for Cocoagraph in Petaluma.
After Vittorelli graduated college with a degree in art, the economy was not doing well, so she worked outside her field and made sculptural cakes on the side. One of her cakes was for an art foundation and Vittorelli hung small chocolate paintings all over the cake using edible printing technology. She had fun with the project and since then she has taken what people do in the cake world and transferred it to chocolate. With time, Vittorelli modified her process and now, rather than transferring the images after printing them, she uses an edible printing system to print images directly on the chocolate.
CLICK PAGE 2 TO SEE PHOTOS AND VIDEO OF THE PROCESS