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Problems using Confectionary Guitar

I seem to breaking a lot of wires on my guitar-- I am using it only for ganaches, but am still getting broken wires and ganache that is spl…

Started by Andy Johnson

10 Sep 13, 2013
Reply by Beth Bromund

How to achieve more vivid colors on molded chocolates?

Greetings im a beginer confectioner im having problems achieving bright colors in my chocolates, usually i use white chocolate with color b…

Started by Paul Curran

3 Sep 13, 2013
Reply by Chocotoymaker

Mold Release / Ring Formation Issue in Mold

We have a new square mold we've been working with and it's causing me some grief.  Upon release there is a round mark within the chocolate.…

Started by Andy Ciordia

8 Sep 9, 2013
Reply by Rodney Nikkels

Urgent Help Needed - Troubles with Tempering

Hi there, I have been working with chocolate for quite some time now and am just starting to encounter a problem lately.  I am making large…

Started by Belinda Reed

2 Sep 3, 2013
Reply by Belinda Reed

Startup Essentials for a Small Chocolaterie

Hi everyone, I'm Eirven from the Philippines. I'm a new member here in this forum. I would just like to ask from you expert Chocolatiers i…

Started by Drobert Eirven

7 Aug 23, 2013
Reply by rizqo

Chocolate drink without milk.

I have an aversion to adding milk to my chocolate.  But I do want to enjoy a chocolate drink, both hot and cold. Has anyone any advice on…

Started by Julie Fisher

8 Aug 23, 2013
Reply by Steve Schechner

Sanitation of product when using enrober

Good evening! Right now my candy shop makes every product by hand, including dipping truffles.  We have grown too big for our britches :-)…

Started by Shannon Campbell

1 Aug 22, 2013
Reply by Andy Ciordia

SIPPING CHOCOLATE...Dense Haute Chocolate

Greetings! I am new here, so not sure how to go about all this! I make a mean sipping chocolate for the family....how do I transfer that to…

Started by Anna Thomas

2 Aug 13, 2013
Reply by Anna Thomas

Drink: Cold chocolate for a hot summer

Hi Everyone, I am offering chocolate drinks and I am struggling with the cold versions so I wanted to know if some of you have some good l…

Started by Olivier L

14 Aug 7, 2013
Reply by Olivier L

Freezing Chocolates

I know you can freeze chocolates, and I know the process.   My question is if anyone here does it successfully for their businesses? Anythi…

Started by George Trejo

20 Aug 4, 2013
Reply by Paul John Kearins

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