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Building the perfect professional chocolate kitchen

Hi, I am planning to turn the basement of an old school house (from 1903) into a professional praline making kitchen, but need some advice…

Started by Maria Wande

9 Jan 23, 2011
Reply by Nat

White Chocolate

I've been frantically making candy, including truffles this season. I have been having the worst time with the white chocolate. I currently…

Started by Debby

4 Dec 20, 2010
Reply by Debby

another custom box source

Hi everyone, and congratulations on anyone jumping into the artisan chocolates business......I'm just now FINALLY getting my shop open and…

Started by Eric Cayton

1 Dec 1, 2010
Reply by Rich Cohen

White chocolate recipe needed- Dairy free

Hi,I am looking for an easy white chocolate recipe.  I have dairy allergies and really miss the taste of white chocolate. I know it's possi…

Started by MelodyB

1 Nov 10, 2010
Reply by Donald Tyler

experimenting with your texture

I've tried and found that I probably either needed to add some extra cocoa butter or a little oil-for quick coverage at the right temperatu…

Started by Gretchen Tartakoff

0 Oct 31, 2010

Dipping Forks

I'm looking for three-pronged dipping forks for truffles, metal with plastic or wooden handles. I can only find them in sets like this, htt…

Started by Brian Pelletier

12 Oct 21, 2010
Reply by Brian Pelletier

Where to find a cacao guillotine?

I'm getting tired of having to manually cut 50 cacao beans every time I need to test a new purchase. I'm definitely in the need of a spiffy…

Started by cheebs

8 Oct 13, 2010
Reply by Nancy Nadel

Setting up Shop Online: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

I am starting this thread because I am working on an article about setting up shop online and I want to get some input from people who sell…

Started by Clay Gordon

15 Oct 4, 2010
Reply by Clay Gordon

Custom Chocolate Molds

We've had a few requests of late that have been looking for their own designs both in small shapes and bar ideas.  I've run across a few si…

Started by Andy Ciordia

3 Aug 30, 2010
Reply by Brad Payton

Foam Packaging Inserts

I am looking for a supplier of FDA/Food grade foam (Open Cell?) to use as inserts in a specialty packaging I have. The finished edible prod…

Started by Robert Cabeca

1 Aug 24, 2010
Reply by Ruth Atkinson Kendrick


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