Morse Toad, the chocolate and the frog*

On first discovering personalised chocolate company Morse Toad, the tale of the Princess and the Frog immediately sprang to mind. Morse Toad, famed for their creamy Belgian chocolate,

along with their unique amphibian mascot, is a tastier take on one of my favourite fairytales.

I made this red velvet cake with vanilla buttercream from a Betty Crocker recipe; it’s one of my favourite desserts of all time and the personalised chocolates made perfect toppings to decorate with afterwards. I managed to fit ‘Ice Cream Clara’ on top before devouring the rest of the letters. I would love to recreate this with a special message for my mum’s birthday in August.

The boxes are a perfect size to fit in your letterbox, meaning the recipient of the box will find it nestled amongst their mail and won’t have to trek down the post office to receive it! 

I found ordering my personalised message very easy and it’s such fun selecting little designs like hearts and stars to frame your message. You can even choose a little photo to be framed inside your box! I chose a snap of the roses I photographed last month in Regents Park. 

In all honesty this was my first attempt at making sculptable icing, from the recipe here. It turned out well and I successfully constructed a lily pad and pink flowers using different food colourings, however they ended up a little taken over by the many chocolate letters!

The chocolate itself is incredible: creamy, decadent and melt in your mouth. I love that there’s so many things you can do with the letters, they make a lovely gift in their own little box, or the perfect finishing touch to any kind of special occasion cake. Head over to Morse Toad here to create your own message in chocolate! What is your favourite dessert? ♡

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  1. Unknown
    July 7, 2016 / 2:12 pm

    That looks delicious! Good for you for making it yourself! šŸ™‚ I'm not a huge fan of cake so I tend to make other things for dessert. The last dessert I last made was earl grey panna cotta following this recipe. It turned out pretty well!

    ā™” Michelle from Mapping Milkyway

    • elizabeth
      July 12, 2016 / 8:47 pm

      Thank you so much Michelle, so sweet of you!! And for sharing the recipe, I'm always looking for new ones to try šŸ˜€ dessert is my middle name haha! ā™”

  2. Gaby
    July 7, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    This is all so sweet, so delicate! I love your photos. <3


    • elizabeth
      July 12, 2016 / 8:48 pm

      Thank you so much Gaby, that means a lot! šŸ˜€ ā™”

  3. Anonymous
    July 7, 2016 / 5:09 pm

    Oh my gosh, that looks so nice. What a cute company, I'll be looking into them for future birthdays! xo

    • elizabeth
      July 12, 2016 / 8:49 pm

      Awww thanks so much, so kind! I'm really glad you liked my post! šŸ˜€ ā™”

  4. Emma's Grimoire
    July 7, 2016 / 5:52 pm

    Mmmm that looks delicious =]

    • elizabeth
      July 20, 2016 / 8:59 pm

      Haha *gives you a piece* thanks so much Emyii! šŸ˜€ ā™”

  5. Suzanne
    July 7, 2016 / 7:58 pm

    They look amazing, and that cake looks absolutely delicious šŸ™‚

    • elizabeth
      July 20, 2016 / 9:00 pm

      Wow thank you so much Suzanne! šŸ˜€ ā™”

  6. Curls n Cakes
    July 7, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    Oh gosh this looks so delicious and yummy! I would love to use Morse Toad, do you know if it's only in the UK?
    I can't chose a single dessert, I love them all!!! Hahaha
    Hope you're doing good.
    Much love,

    • elizabeth
      July 20, 2016 / 9:01 pm

      Awww Mona, thanks so much!! I'm actually not sure, I'll head over to the website and find out for you! I am the same, can never say no to dessert xD hope you're having a fab week! ā™”

  7. Unknown
    July 7, 2016 / 9:19 pm

    Ah this looks amazing! Morse Toad looks like a beautiful brand for a gift. I'd kill for a slice of that cake with a cup of tea right now!

    Jen / Velvet Spring x


    • elizabeth
      July 20, 2016 / 9:02 pm

      Awww thanks so much Jen! I'm so glad you liked it and of course I will share once I make it again! šŸ˜€ ā™”

  8. Unknown
    July 7, 2016 / 10:23 pm

    MMMMMM. That's all I can say. Chocolate. MM.

    Claudia // Lipstick Theory // Lifestyle Blog

    • elizabeth
      July 20, 2016 / 9:02 pm

      Haha Claudia! Thanks so much!! šŸ˜€ ā™”

  9. Adriana Robles
    July 7, 2016 / 11:11 pm

    I really love the chocolate letters.<3
    My favorite dessert is probably chocolate cake!


    • elizabeth
      July 20, 2016 / 9:03 pm

      Awww so sweet, thank you Adi! Wahh I can't choose a favourite, I will definitely have a go at making that next though! šŸ˜€ ā™”

  10. Bright December
    July 8, 2016 / 3:59 am

    I love chocolate so much!!
    Have a wonderful July.

  11. Cheyanne Sorelle
    July 8, 2016 / 1:00 pm

    Awwwww! This is absolutely gorgeous and I love how your introduce your posts with such sweet, dreamy titles. It's almost like a story book? Gorgeous and this cake look divine! šŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing (I follow you back dolly!) xxx

  12. BeauTeagenes
    July 8, 2016 / 2:20 pm

    This looks solo yummy!! I am a huge cake fan!! Love that I have discovered your blog lovely-its so beautiful xxx

  13. Unknown
    July 8, 2016 / 3:09 pm

    Omg the cuteness of it!
    It looks too sweet to eat it haha!

  14. MsSparkleAndGlow
    July 8, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    This looks delicious and lovely nice decoration
    have a lovely weekend

  15. Amy
    July 8, 2016 / 10:03 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious! I love the idea of personalized chocolates ā™„
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

  16. Girl Abroad
    July 9, 2016 / 8:11 am

    Love a good red velvet, and the personalised chocolate makes it that extra special!

    Mind checking out my latest post – it's all about how I styled up an LYDC bag!

    Alice x

  17. Venus Smileygal
    July 9, 2016 / 11:45 am

    This looks so pretty and delicious… Love the personalized chocolates makes great cake decor.
    I love cakes and ice cream for desserts.

    (ā—•ā€æā—•āœæ) | Instagram | Bloglovin

  18. Unknown
    July 9, 2016 / 2:56 pm

    Hi Liz! thanks for your lovely massage.Upon hearing story of Sri Lanka, I really become to go there.

  19. floral and feather
    July 9, 2016 / 3:57 pm

    Gosh that looks delicious… red velvet and chocolates!! Morse Toad is a brilliant name too, will check them out.

    Zoe | floral and feather

  20. Helen C
    July 9, 2016 / 5:21 pm

    Wow that cake looks beyond delicious and it was interesting to hear about the chocolate company, what a lovey idea for gifting. Those chocolate letters sound so yummy and it made me smile when you said you devoured the left over letters beforehand. Iā€™m a big chocoholic so my favourite dessert is anything with chocolate. Brownies are one of my favs, although I like most sweet things with being a sweet tooth. Lovely post and hope you are having a nice Saturday so far! šŸ™‚ xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

  21. Unknown
    July 11, 2016 / 10:01 am

    Wauw, this looks so delicious.

  22. Unknown
    July 11, 2016 / 10:53 am

    This is such a sweet gift idea, I love personalised products. | Amy x

  23. Jess | The Indigo Hours
    July 11, 2016 / 8:29 pm

    Ooh this looks lovely! I just made cupcakes for my boyfriend's birthday last week, wish I'd seen this sooner as they'd have been perfect on the tops!

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

  24. DickyB
    August 8, 2016 / 1:32 pm

    Thanks for all the lovely comments. For any of you who fancy some tasty chocolate letters on a cake, or sent for any special occasion, just check us out here:
    We have messages for all occasions, or you can write your own. And you can add a photo!!
    Use the code TastyToad for a 10% discount.

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