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Chocolate Fantasy

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Dark Chocolate Chunks
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KPMG Presents
Deco and Decadence:
The Roaring Twenties

The 32nd Annual Chocolate Fantasy

The 32nd Annual Chocolate Fantasy was held at Sandia Resort & Casino on Saturday February 3, 2024.

This gala fundraiser benefits the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation, and supports our mission of advancing the educational, scientific, and cultural programs of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science.

Sculpture & Bonbon Winners

Most Artistic Sculpture

1st place

What’s The Password (Who’s Your Dada)

Kris Mills and Adrienne Toubbeh

2nd place

Giggle Water

Ashley and Victoria Briand

3rd place

The Social Butterfly

Cake Ingenuity

Joe and Amber Torres

Best Tasting Bonbons

1st place

Debbie Rae’s Cakes and Treats

Yvonne Maes, Debra Maestas and Marisa Maes

2nd place

Casey Trent

3rd place

Fram’s Desserts

Michael Fram

People's Choice

Bonbons

Jaime Semarge and Emma Wolverton

Sculpture

Reflection in Chocolate; Inspired by Georgia O'Keefe

Sandia Resort and Casino

Stephanie Valerio, Carlos Diaz Campos, and Luna Feliciano

Chocolate Truffles

Event Photos

Support Chocolate Fantasy

Sponsorships

Chocolate Fantasy sponsorships are available at $15,000, $10,000, $7,500, $5,000, and $2,500 levels. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for Chocolate Fantasy in 2025, please contact ernaaz@naturalhistoryfoundation.org.

Donations

Donations are always welcome to help support our efforts. Please consider a contribution to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation. To donate now, use the button below.

Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Fantasy Online Auction

If you would like to donate an item for the 2025 auction please contact aeaton@naturalhistoryfoundation.org. Thank you!

Raffle Tickets

The 2024 raffle included a Roberto Coin 18K Gold Bangle or a Tudor Black Bay 41, valued at $5,500 each. Two winners were chosen, with the first winner getting their choice of the two prizes shown.

 

All proceeds benefit the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation. Winner is responsible for reporting and payment of all applicable federal and state taxes and raffle ticket is not tax-deductible.

Judges

Dark Chocolate Chunks

Chocolatiers

SCULPTURE AND BONBONS:

Amaran Senior Living – Liliana Quiroz and Echo Wilkins: Let the Good Times Roll

Casey Trent: Well Ain't That the Bee's Knees!

Fram’s Desserts – Michael Fram: Dripping In Black and Gold

Heavenly Chocolate – Dolores Aragon and Ali Maes: Shall We Dance?

Kris Mills and Adrienne Toubbeh: What's the Password (Who's Your Dada)

Sandia Resort & Casino – Stephanie Valerio, Carlos Diaz Campos, Luna Feliciano: Reflection in Chocolate; Inspired by Georgia O'Keefe

SCULPTURE ONLY:

Ashley Briand and Victoria Briand: Giggle Water

Cake Ingenuity – Amber Torres, Jose Torres, and Jose Torres III: The Social Butterfly

Jimson – Pedro Toledo

Laura Bakes – Laura Gonzales: Atlas Shrugged

Navajo Technical University – Sheila Begay: The Charleston Hop Trot

Snow Heights Productions – Austin Phillip: A Gentleman Mickey

BONBONS

Darren Maes and Sierra Hanson

DebbieRae’s Cakes and Treats – Yvonne Maes, Debra Maestas, and Marisa Maes

Jamie Semarge and Emma Wolverton

Ms Bea’s Sweet Treats – Malina Sangre and Kaylynn Gallegos

Raquela Trujillo

Sandia Resort & Casino – Stephanie Valerio

Shamrock Foods – Dan Gilpatrick and Rodney Estrada

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Great Gatsby - Presenting Sponsor

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Partnering with Chocolate Fantasy for 27 years.

Speakeasy Sponsors

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All That Jazz Sponsors

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The Charleston Sponsors

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Susan Scott

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Flapper Sponsors

Carolyn & Tony Chan

The Cool Kids & Tysselings

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RSI Wealth Management & Consulting

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Toubbeh/Wiggins

In-Kind Sponsors

The Albuquerque Journal

Alexa Verardo

Chef Rubber

Edible Magazine

Foodlinks USA

I Heart Radio

KRQE

Sandia BMW

Shamrock Foods

Southern Glazier Wine & Spirits

Frank Frost Photography

Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry

Chocolate Truffles

Photos from Chocolate Fantasy 2023: Fables & Folklore