Twice-as-nice idea for Valentine's Day

Posted at 3:42 PM, Jan 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-29 15:44:36-05

Chocolate lovers can give a Valentine's Day gift that's twice as nice with the purchase of tickets to the MSU Museum's annual Chocolate Party Benefit. In addition to the inspired indulgence in all things chocolate, the event helps raise much-needed funds for care and preservation of the MSU Museum's collections.

The annual event features a rich and tempting array of chocolate -- chocolate tortes, cheesecakes, truffles, and other elegant and edible creations. The Chocolate Party Benefit is Sunday, Feb. 28 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center and one of the few professional culinary events in the country open to the general public with area chefs competing to create inspired, edible masterpieces featuring the key ingredient, chocolate. Competitors have literally sculpted everything from carousels, film reels, pyramids and gardens out of all forms of chocolate. Meanwhile, local restaurants, caterers, bake shops, candy makers and other vendors also share their taste-tempting chocolate creations.

Tickets are $30 for the general public, and a special "Premier Chocolatier" ticket for $75 offers an advance preview of Chocolate Party creations and a year-long MSU Museum membership. Tickets are available at: Bake N' Cakes, the MSU Museum Store, and on-line at