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Best Drizzling Method?

Hi! I'm a new candy maker and am entirely self-taught in regards to chocolate.  My business is not chocolate focused, but I do use chocolat…

Started by Laura B

3 May 21, 2013
Reply by Laura B

Washing Strawberries

Can anyone give me advise on the best way to wash & prepare strawberries before dipping them? Many Thanks, Karen

Started by Karen Blueberry

6 May 21, 2013
Reply by Karen Blueberry

Where to buy transfer sheets (USA)

I just started my explorations into making my own chocolates and I have been looking around for companies that sell transfer sheets and was…

Started by Veronique

6 May 20, 2013
Reply by Veronique

losing temper w/tempering

Just starting out and am having a Very Challenging experience trying to temper properly! I bring the dark chocolate to 89 and it still does…

Started by Maggie Prittie

11 May 13, 2013
Reply by Andrea Bauer

Where can I get a custom drying mat like the one below?

This is a Godiva mat that the strawberries are drying on. Once dried the strawberries will have the Godiva imprint on the bott…

Started by Kevin

7 May 11, 2013
Reply by Al Garnsworthy

Outdoor market

We need some advice. We were asked to be part of a new outdoor market that runs through Sept or Oct. How will we keep the chocolates from m…

Started by Corey Meyer

4 May 6, 2013
Reply by Andy Ciordia

Keeping chocolate in temper

I use the seeding method for tempering (although I am tempted to try using a cold water bath instead) and am having difficulty keeping my c…

Started by Nicole Gnutzman

14 May 5, 2013
Reply by Mattias Blom

CCB Problems

I recently started attempting to use CCB for my chocolates. The biggest problem that I have been having with the CCB is the tempered chocol…

Started by matt black

0 May 4, 2013


Hi everyone! I am new here, but I just wanted to ask those of you with small businesses where to get liability insurance? I did an internet…

Started by Krista

5 Apr 29, 2013
Reply by Brad Churchill

Chocolate Artist Software/Printer

Has anybody used the Chocolate Artist software and printer by Deco?  I have some custom applications for which this would be perfect, but I…

Started by David Peterson

69 Apr 25, 2013
Reply by Debra Fleck


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