Birthday Chocolate Pizza may become a new favorite sweet to replace birthday cake for that special celebration. Cakes are nice, but ordinary and the last thing people are looking for these days is the same thing they have seen for years. Time to freshen up the birthday party with something totally new and exciting – not to mention insanely delicious. Introducing Birthday Chocolate Pizza by Chocolate Pizza Company in Marcellus, New York.
Birthday Chocolate what? Pizza. Yes, pizza, but a most unique version – Chocolate Pizza. Birthday Chocolate Pizza is handcrafted, made in America by talented chocolatiers who start with the finest quality Swiss-style chocolate available. They temper milk or dark chocolate, manipulating the melting temperatures to alter the crystalline structure of the chocolate itself until it achieves that perfect shine, snap and velvety mouth-feel that defines gourmet chocolate. It is a process that takes time to master and requires constant awareness of room temperature, humidity and other factors but it is essential in producing an impressive level of quality that separates our Birthday Chocolate Pizza from ordinary chocolate.
Once we have the chocolate tempered, it is time to make the homemade English toffee. We use a local recipe that dates back to 1919 and make the toffee in small batches, on-site so we know it has maximum flavor and freshness. After the toffee bubbles to perfection, we pour it, stretch it, cool it and then grind it fine so it will blend easily with our chocolate. A few scoops added to the turning, tempered chocolate and you have the makings of a gourmet birthday chocolate masterpiece.
We pour the blend into actual pizza pans and trim the border with candies or nuts. One of our most popular border uses the candy avalanche mixture of chocolate and peanut butter candies – bright, colorful and festive. White chocolate is used to script the Happy Birthday wishes before it is sealed in cellophane and served in a custom pizza box. For an even more unique touch, you can have a name added to the Happy Birthday wishes so the person knows this Birthday Chocolate Pizza was made just for them.
The regular size Birthday Chocolate Pizza is 16-20 ounces depending on the border selected and will typically serve 6-8 people. The large size Birthday Chocolate Pizza is 25-32 ounces again depending on the border selected (candy avalanche borders are heavier than other choices) and will typically serve 12-15 people. There is plenty of delicious chocolate to go around! And if you want to up the fun even more, make it “Pizza & Wings” for the party by adding our famous Peanut Butter Wings. These salty-sweet treats cover crisp, rippled potato chips in creamy peanut butter before being drenched in rich milk or dark chocolate. Glitter Magazine proclaims, “You haven’t lived until you’ve tried these!”
So why is Birthday Chocolate Pizza replacing birthday cake at birthday parties across the country? It is unique, delicious and impressive – it adds a wow-factor to any celebration and that appeals to a lot of people. It also is easy to send nationwide (try that with a chocolate cake!) and is a gift they probably have never seen or tasted before.
Owner, Ryan Novak, started with Chocolate Pizza Company at the age of 15 as a dishwasher. In 2010, he was a 21-year-old senior at Syracuse University when the chance to buy what was then a small-town chocolate shop presented itself. He jumped at it and has transformed the business into an emerging national brand that has been featured on Food Network, Discovery Channel, CNBC, Hallmark Channel, CMT and in Forbes, People and Entrepreneur magazines. The company offers an extensive line of chocolate gift ideas including gift baskets, favors, towers and specialty items for holidays or any occasion.