Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Featured Artist: Alicia Helsley

Who doesn't like chocolate? OK, I know a few people who don't, but I tend to think they're strange! And what better medium for an artistic soul to work in, than chocolate?

Enter Alicia Helsley of Fat Daddy Sweets. She creates handmade goodies that aren't only pleasing to the eye, but also pleasing to the palette. Her products include chocolate-dipped sweets, truffles and other delectable candies.

From Alicia's bio:
As far back as I can remember being in the kitchen watching my mom and grandma cooking and baking. In November of 2008, I attended a cookie exchange party with a group of local moms. A couple of weeks later, one of my friends sent me an email that I needed to sell my goodies. I started my Etsy shop in December of 2008, and started with cookies and other baked goods, it was when I started adding the candies that things really took off.

In March of 2009, I was contacted by Martha Stewart Weddings, who wanted to have my truffles in an article they were doing.

I truly enjoy creating new chocolates to share with my customers, the best part is seeing the look of genuine pleasure that crosses someone's face when they taste my creations. I look forward to creating more in the years to come!


  1. Just thought I'd tell you how much I really do appreciate these photos on day two of my just have no idea...

  2. I just can't quit drooling when I visit her store.