Artist Interview with Carol Shellenberger of Le Grand Confectionary

Why do you craft/make? How did you learn?

I enjoy creating handmade delicious chocolate candy and treats and then sharing them with my customers. I love when my chocolate makes someone smile! I learned to make chocolate from my family who has been in the chocolate industry for nearly 30 years.

What is your favorite product or piece you’ve made lately?

Fruit and Nut Medley bark which is made with Belgium dark chocolate and a mix of cashews, almonds, pistachios, cranberries, mango, apricot, and other fruits. Its one of my favorites because I am able to mix different nuts and fruits based upon their availability. A customer called it trail mix in chocolate!

What sorts of things are inspiring you right now? Where do you look for inspiration?

I am inspired by the variety of scrapbooking paper available and I want create custom paper packaging for my chocolate. I look for inspiration wherever I go. I am often looking for items that I can use creatively to decorate my store.

Are you bringing/selling anything special at the craft fair?

A variety of chocolate Santas and other Christmas molds, dark fruit and nut bark.


Favorite holiday cookie?

I do not have one.

Favorite holiday song?

Ring Christmas Bells

All I want for Christmas is…?


Le Grand Confectionary is located on 2580 Fair Oaks Blvd. across from Loehmann’s Plaza. Join the Facebook Group.

Please join us on Saturday, December 9th from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Curtis Hall at Sierra 2 Center for our Holiday Craft Fair!

A favorite among neighbors, the Holiday Craft Fair isn’t one to miss! Join us for another wonderful shopping experience that supports 20 local artisans, makers, and crafters, as well as the Sierra 2 Senior Center. Admission is free!



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