Chocolate Jimmy DiResta

Last year Jimmy DiResta began a campaign to help raise money for his new workshop he is planning to build in upstate New York.  Not any fun raising campaign, but he was having a figure produced of his likeness by a good friend of his in the toy biz.  They were going to be available in to varieties, painted and unpainted.  When this was announced, I knew that I must get an unpainted one to incorporate into some projects!

Several months ago I ordered food grade silicone and casting chocolate solely for this purpose…to create a confectionery based Mr. DiResta… After many months of waiting the figure arrived, just in time to make a CocoaDiResta to bring down to the Woodworking show in Atlanta to give to the man himself.  I had four days to create the molds and chocolate castings of both Jimmy and his feline pal Spike.

I was able to finish the items just in time to bring them down to the show.  I decided to package the gift in a first generation iPad box to utilize upcycling… something I figured Jimmy could get behind! 😀

He seemed to get a kick out of the gift and really enjoyed devouring his candy self! 🙂


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