Here are links, and recipes, and photos from this last evenings awesome “Hacking Chocolate: event!
Photos of the event can be seen here, http://www.flickr.com/groups/quelab/pool/tags/hackingchocolateevent/ or in the slideshow below.
Here is a link to the instructions for the Hot Chocolate & Cold Oil Spherification
Arron had a demo of the Chocolate Emulsion Mousse, http://thesensitiveepicure.blogspot.com/2009/01/chocolate-water-chocolate-mousse-little.html
There was also Our version of the DIY Candy message hearts, http://www.evilmadscientist.com/article.php/messageheartsagain
The Hot Chocolate Effect, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_chocolate_effect
Simple Double boiler made out of cheap pet dishes from petsmart, was also demoed for melting/dipping chocolate.
And our Semi Failed experiment to turn a candy-bar into a rocket. Instructable write up here http://www.instructables.com/id/Candybar-Milkyway-Rocket-Engine/, Ultimately it boils down to the fact we were able to make a working engine using a ground up Milky-Way bar. But when we replicated it, we used a hersheys bar, and that didn’t work anywhere near as well! But tonight we did some improvements and got a working test fire. (This is how science works folks!) you can see the video here http://youtu.be/2vldXM1Inc0
Thank You everybody who made it out!