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Cutting marshmallows

We make our own marshmallows and enrobe them in chocolate. We have tried cutting them using a knife, pizza cutter and caramel cutter (6 bla…

Started by Corey Meyer

6 on Wednesday
Reply by Omar Forastero

Temper Machine and Chocolate Melter?

Do you need both a chocolate melter machine and a temper machine?  Or does the temper machine do the melting as well?

Started by Chocolate Woman

4 on Monday
Reply by Larry

Enrobing question

Question for you all. Using an enrober, how do you enrobe things without them falling into the chocolate? Confectioners sugar on marshmallo…

Started by Corey Meyer

3 on Monday
Reply by Clay Gordon

How to prevent chocolate from melting in oven

Hello everyone, I very recently started making my own chocolate, and all because I need it in my gluten and lactose free bakery here in Biz…

Started by Itziar Calvar

3 Apr 10
Reply by Itziar Calvar

Roasting Question

Hi All, I am wondering if someone would be willing to share tips on roasting beans in a convection oven? Mostly wondering about a baseline…

Started by Nichole Warner

0 Apr 9

transfer sheet process

Can anyone answer this?  How does this chocolatier make these transfer sheets for this type of corporate logo on chocolate?  (i hope my pic…

Started by Cindy Sanche

7 Apr 6
Reply by Cindy Sanche

Best way to melt Cacao Butter?

Just curious what is the best way people have found to melt down the cacao butter without the use of water or a microwave?  Just looking t…

Started by Steven Shipler

9 Apr 3
Reply by Gap

Why can't I keep my temper?

Hello!  I use chocolate at work to make chocolate bark.  I believe it is from 72% belgian chocolate callets.  I use the double boiler metho…

Started by Tobias

6 Mar 27
Reply by Tobias

slab of ganache problems

hi there, I use baking paper or acetate sheets when I slab of ganache, but when release once the ganache sets is stick on the baking paper,…

Started by him

3 Mar 27
Reply by Melanie Boudar

Rev V - How to Manually Adjust Temperature Settings?

Apologise if this has come up elsewhere - I recently purchased a Rev V tempering machine, we are just starting out bean to bar and have bee…

Started by Katie Partington

1 Mar 26
Reply by Ian

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