Tara on Apr 12, 2015
Not only did these look amazing, they tasted even better. Great communication from the seller as I requested item by a certain date and they came through beautifully and professionally. Will work with again and highly recommend. Thank you!
Lady J Corl on Apr 7, 2015
I need a few more stars to giver her! Awsome! Incredible! so much more than what they look like in the pictures!!! They came very quickely and in great shape. I will defently user her again. So exciting!
Chocolate with a dash of whimsy!
Run by a mother-daughter trio in Los Angeles, California, The Frosted Petticoat breaks the boundaries of chocolate making with uniquely designed, hand-painted candies. Roberta is the mama bear and master chocolatier who taught her daughters the art of yummy confections. Trish is the eldest daughter and skilled artist whose brush paints edible delights on the sweet treats. Sam is the baby of the family and the eccentric mastermind behind the company's whimsical brand. The dreams of these three women have come together to create The Frosted Petticoat.
The Petticoat Girls relish in creating edible works of art without sacrificing the yumminess factor! Made from high-quality chocolate, the candies come in surprising shapes and are individually hand-painted with edible glimmers. Their favorite thing to hear from a customer is "That's chocolate?!". Like a "frosted petticoat", from afar the candies look like real items (vintage buttons, autumn leaves, rusty gears), but up-close they are actually made from chocolate. With sugar inspiration from the likes of Willy Wonka, Marie Antoinette, and The Brother's Grimm, the chocolates mesh reality with the whimsical. The designs are sure to surprise and delight the imaginations of all those looking for a sugary adventure.
Since the shop's launch in October of 2011, the sugary sweets have won acclaim from Real Simple Magazine, Huffington Post Weddings, Weddings Unveiled Magazine, Quiltmaker Magazine, the U.K.'s Weddings Magazine, and The Perfect Palette... just to name a few! See the Press & Praise section for all the sugary details.
Meet Sam, the eccentric mastermind behind the chocolate...
Want a peek into the mind of an offbeat candy maker? Well, then meet Sam, the baby in the Petticoat Family and head sugar designer. Learn below how she went from defending criminals in a Manhattan courtroom to running a whimsical candy company... all while forever cementing the bonds of family in sugary sweetness!
How did you come up with the name "The Frosted Petticoat"?
The name "The Frosted Petticoat" came to me while I was getting chocolate design inspiration from a Marie Antoinette painting. In her ridiculously opulent outfit, the Queen appeared to be made out of candy. It was as if she was wearing a petticoat made of frosting. A light bulb went off in my head! The company must be named "The Frosted Petticoat". It perfectly represented the whimsy and illusion at the heart of our sweets - from a distance you see a lace petticoat, but up close you come to find it's actually made from sugar!
Where do you get the inspiration for the unique chocolate designs?
From The Brothers' Grimm to pastel fish to a vintage chair, I find inspiration everywhere! It's actually become a running joke with my husband that I can't walk a single city block without pulling out my iPhone to take a picture of something that inspires me. Mainly I like the challenge of taking an item that wouldn't normally be candy and figuring out a way to make it out of sugar. Because let's face it, wouldn't the world be a happier place if everything was made out of chocolate?
Has your family always been in the chocolate business? Is this what you planned to do as a profession?
As children, my big sister Trish and I would sit intently next to my mom Roberta for hours, learning to create chocolates and paint them with edible glimmers. It's some of my happiest childhood memories. As the years passed and all of our skills improved, we would give out the decorative treats as gifts or bring them to parties as favors. The three of us had promised each other that someday we'd open a shop, but as often happens life got in the way - Trish became a teacher and had two gorgeous kids; Roberta became a full-time grandma, babysitting while Trish worked; and I went off to law school and became an attorney. Our sugary dream was put on hold indefinitely.
It wasn't until about two years ago when I was working in a Manhattan courtroom that the catalyst occurred. Miserable as a criminal defense attorney and working for free in the recession-hit city, I found myself daydreaming about our sugary plan. I looked down at my legal pad and realized I had been scribbling chocolate designs on it - vintage buttons, Marie Antoinette lollipops, steampunk gears, skeleton cameos. And it just hit me! I knew then that I needed to trade in a world of crime and heartache for a world of sugar and sweets. I immediately called up my mom and sister and told them that I thought it was time to finally make our dream come true.
Luckily it wasn't just me who wanted something new, it was the change all three of us were looking for. We decided right there and then that we were going to take the plunge and we haven't looked back. Not only have we been able to create the company of our dreams, we're having a blast doing it! Most importantly we're having a blast doing it together, as a family.
Owner, Designer, Eccentric Mastermind Behind The Chocolate!
The baby of the family, Sam is the eccentric mastermind behind the company's whimsical style. Finding sugar inspiration anywhere from Marie Antoinette to Modern Art, she loves pushing the boundaries of the way the world views chocolate.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
All chocolate lollipops and some free form designs are packaged in clear food-safe plastic bags & closed with a gold twist tie or sealed with our logo. Button chocolates and most bite size designs are packaged in white food safe gift boxes. All chocolates are meticulously shipped with ice packs (during warm weather) & tons of bubble wrap... nothing worse than getting a broken or melted chocolate!
WHY IS SHIPPING MORE EXPENSIVE THAN OTHER SHOPS?:
We want to ensure that your chocolates arrive safe, so all orders are shipped in ice boxes with ice packs during warm weather (which is 99% of the time in our home town of Los Angeles). Further, we only ship priority delivery. Thus, shipping prices are solely based on cost of packaging & delivery rates... we do not profit off of this.
Please contact us before you purchase an item if you are interested in expedited shipping... there may be an additional cost depending on your location and how soon you need the order.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you were not satisfied with your order, please contact us before you leave feedback. We will do whatever we can to reasonably remedy the problem.
We'll do everything within reason to remedy damaged products. Please note that we always send more chocolates than you ordered to try to ensure that you will receive a full order of undamaged chocolates (e.g. If you order 3 lollipops, we will send at least 4 lollipops so that if 1 lollipop is damaged in shipping, you still receive your full original order). As long as you receive your full order of chocolates in good condition, any additional free chocolates we send that arrive damaged will not be considered as part of your original order.
If there is a problem with your order, please contact us immediately to remedy the situation. We will do everything within reason to replace damaged chocolates or arrange an alternative solution. If the order arrives during the designated processing time, are undamaged, match the listing description, and fall in line with our shop policies, then there will be no replacements or refunds for the product.
EMERGENCIES & DISASTERS: In the event of an unexpected emergency or natural disaster that affects our facilities and/or staff, we reserve the right to cancel pending orders and refund the customer's money in full. This will only occur in dire situations where the circumstances prevent staff from fulfilling orders. Customers will be notified ahead of time if their orders are going to be cancelled and refunded.
Additional policies and FAQs
Although we plan to expand our repertoire in 2014 with a line of gourmet chocolates, currently all of our designs are made from Merckens Chocolate Candy Melts - milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and assorted rainbow chocolate candy melts. The ingredients of the different types are listed below...
Please Note: Cocoa Butter is added to all colored chocolate.
*Merckens Rainbow Cocoa Lite*
Ingredients: Sugar, Fractionated Palm Kernel Oil, Non-Fat Dry Milk, Cocoa, Dry Whole Milk, Glycerly-Lacto Esters of Fatty Acids, Lecithin (an emulsifier), and Salt.
*Merckens Rainbow Cocoa Dark*
Ingredients: Sugar, Fractionated Palm Kernel Oil, Cocoa, Non-Fat Dry Milk, Dry Whole Milk, Glyceryl-Lacto Esters of Fatty Acids, Lecithin (an emulsifier), and Salt.
*Merckens Rainbow- Dark Green, Lite Green, Orange, Peach, & Yellow*
Ingredients: Sugar, Fractionated Palm Kernel Oil, Non-Fat Dry Milk, Cocao Butter, Dry Whole Milk, Glycerly-Lacto Esters of Fatty Acids, Lecithin (an emulsifier), Salt, Vanillin (an artificial flavor), and Artificial Color (includes FD&C Yellow No. 5 (Tartrazine)).
*Merckens Rainbow- Pink, Blue, Orchid, Purple, & Red*
Ingredients: Sugar, Fractionated Palm Kernel Oil, Non Fat Dry Milk, Cocoa Butter, Dry Whole Milk,Glycerly-Lacto Esters of Fatty Acids, Lecithin (an emulsifier), Salt, Vanillin (an artificial flavor), and Artificial Color.
Please check the list of ingredients above. Our chocolates are not made in an allergy-free zone. Therefore if you suffer from nut, soy, milk, or other food allergies, you should not eat our products. Please contact us for more information regarding food allergies.
CHOICE OF CHOCOLATE:
If not indicated upon checkout, we will choose the type of chocolate used for brown chocolate designs. The chocolate used for designs made out of vanilla flavored chocolate cannot be changed.
MADE TO ORDER:
All chocolates are made fresh once the order is paid-in-full. We do not hold orders, so once it is made your order will be shipped.
VARIANCE IN CHOCOLATES:
Every chocolate is individually painted by hand with the utmost care. Therefore, no two chocolates are identical and may slightly vary from those pictured.
WEDDINGS & SPECIAL EVENTS:
If you are ordering our chocolates as gifts or favors for a wedding or special event, we recommend that you first order a sample size of the product to ensure your satisfaction. There are no refunds or replacements if you use the chocolates at the event and then later decide you were not satisfied with them.
All photos & designs are owned by The Frosted Petticoat. Do not use or copy without permission. All items are prepared in compliance with California State Health Department Regulations at a non-profit kitchen.