To make a raplette, Jacques Torres creates a homemade chocolate spreader by using poster board and an X-Acto knife. Since his painting is 10-inches by 16-inches, the opening he will cut in the raplette is 10-inches wide by 1/8-inch high. Pour some white chocolate at the edge of the painted acetate. Pull the raplette through the chocolate, pulling the chocolate over the painted drawing. This will spread an even 1/8-inch thick layer of white chocolate over the painting. When the chocolate begins to set, use a sharp paring knife to cut the paint canvas to the finished size of the painting. Let this cool until the chocolate sets. When the chocolate has set completely, simply peel off the acetate.