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melting/tempering white chocolate

Hello. I am a new chocolatier. I really enjoy making truffles and pralines. I am having difficulty with melting white chocolate..I am able…

Started by Dawn-Marie Lambert

8 Aug 12, 2011
Reply by Sebastian

Which Inventory Software & POS System to Use

  Hi, Everyone,   Finally I am ready to open a candy & chocolate shop in San Mateo County, California. This is my first retail business…

Started by Emay Wang

8 Jul 25, 2011
Reply by Emay Wang

Chocolate Rice

Hello!   Strange query here - does anyone know a good way to make white chocolate that looks like rice?  I cannot find a 'rice mold' anywhe…

Started by Stu Jordan

3 Jul 25, 2011
Reply by Clay Gordon


Hi everyone, do you all know of any good resources for packaging? Who do you use for your chocolate boxes? Thanks much  

Started by Krista

2 Jul 22, 2011
Reply by cheebs

How many per hour

I think I have too many questions, but will you please help me AGAIN. I need to know how many "balls," whether it is truffles or fudge ball…

Started by Magrietha Hendrika du Plessis

6 Jul 19, 2011
Reply by Magrietha Hendrika du Plessis

chocolate fountain

I have just asked a question, but forgot about this one. When I read another post (Sephra chocolate) it reminded me. Can I use any chocolat…

Started by Magrietha Hendrika du Plessis

1 Jul 18, 2011
Reply by Magrietha Hendrika du Plessis

Industry standard wholesale discount percentage for chocolate confections?

I'm a new chocolatier and have an opportunity to sell my chocolate confections wholesale. Is there an industry standard wholesale discount…

Started by Nicole Gnutzman

2 Jul 18, 2011
Reply by Nicole Gnutzman

Tempering untempered chocolate

Hello Everyone,I have been tempering chocolate for truffles and bars with pretty decent success for about two years now. Recently, however,…

Started by Krysia

8 Jul 10, 2011
Reply by Nicholas Kennedy

Mycryo Powder

As you all know by now I am a complete newby, I have only used coating up to now. I am moving on to the real thing. What I would like to kn…

Started by Magrietha Hendrika du Plessis

8 Jul 5, 2011
Reply by Bayla Sussman

Barry Callebaut hard coatings

Hi everyone, I have a major problem. For reasons of economy I have to use the Callebaut hard coating to dip my fudge balls in. The problem…

Started by Magrietha Hendrika du Plessis

9 Jun 29, 2011
Reply by Magrietha Hendrika du Plessis


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