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Leaky cordials and caramels

Just made my first batch of cherry cordials along with some salted caramels, they look great and everything but their gooey goodness is ooz…

Started by Dirke Botsford in Tech Help

4 Sep 8, 2010
Reply by Dirke Botsford

Playing with Nib to Bar Milk Chocolate

I've been playing with a small melanger and made a batch of milk chocolate that so far is the best I've made from scratch.  The recipe stil…

Started by Kerry in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

0 Sep 7, 2010

Small-scale Chocolate Storage?

Hello everyone,   I've been researching how best to store my finished chocolates (fillings + couverture) for up to a week.  In my last job…

Started by Jennifer Thamer in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

11 Sep 4, 2010
Reply by Jennifer Thamer

Air bubbles!

Hello! Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get the least amount of air bubbles possible when doing molded (polycarbonate) molding?…

Started by Lindsay Truffler in Tech Help

23 Sep 3, 2010
Reply by Jennifer Thamer

Why is my chocolate so shiny but soft and pliable?

Hi Everyone! Here I am struggling with a new issue! Lately my so-called tempered chocolate is coming out incredibly shiny but soft and plia…

Started by Lisa - Girasole Chocolate in Tech Help

7 Sep 2, 2010
Reply by verhagen

Chocolate/Confectionery Stores

Do you have any recommendations about any chocolate or confectionery stores to visit in Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa?  I am familiar with B…

Started by Danielle in Travels & Adventures

3 Sep 1, 2010
Reply by Brian Donaghy

Reasonable Chocolate Melters(Holding tanks like Mol'dArt) from England

Hey fellow candy makers!I wanted to get a feel on how in demand are chocolate melters/holders, the kind that does not temper, but has a the…

Started by Katerina Paleckova in Uncategorized

4 Aug 30, 2010
Reply by Katerina Paleckova

"The Secrets of Chocolate" on Discovery - only in the US? - pity...

Thanks to Clay for sending out info on the upcoming program "The Secrets of Chocolate" on the How Stuff Works series on Discovery.  I check…

Started by Lana in Chocolate Education

1 Aug 30, 2010
Reply by Chuck Pheterson

Help needed finding cake cutter wire in bulk!

I need to find a roll of serrated cake cutter wire (this type of cake cutter) but everywhere I look, I can only find pre-cut lengths.  I wa…

Started by cheebs in Where to Buy

7 Aug 30, 2010
Reply by Brad Payton

How to find Rental Kitchens?

I'm trying to start up a chocolate business but don't have a kitchen that I can use for commercial products yet. I am planning to start sel…

Started by Amy DeFiore in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

14 Aug 27, 2010
Reply by Andy Ciordia

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