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Jo-Ellen Fairbanks
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  • Beloit, WI
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Jo-Ellen Fairbanks's Discussions

Airbrushing - problem with texture

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ruth Atkinson Kendrick Jun 20, 2013. 1 Reply

When airbrushing I consistently get a splatter pattern not a thin layer of continuous color. When I adjust the nozzle the splatter gets bigger or smaller but again a splatter. I use a paasche HO311.…Continue

Store and manage truffles

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Gould Feb 12, 2013. 1 Reply

Hi - I am a start-up renting kitchen space from a local organization. I want to be able to offer customers the option of picking the truffles for their boxes but currently do not have a large volume…Continue

Photography

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robyn Wood Apr 13, 2012. 3 Replies

I would like to create a menu of my chocolates that features a picture of each flavor as well as have pictures of my chocolates on the website. How have you photographed your chocolates? Did you do…Continue

Questions regarding tempering & molding

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew W. Jun 23, 2011. 9 Replies

Hi - I am relatively new to making chocolates and have learned through books and the internet. 80% of the time my chocolates turn out very well but I am at the point where I could really use some…Continue

 

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PHLChocolate replied to Jo-Ellen Fairbanks's discussion Wholesale chocolate themed items in the group Startup Central
"Michel has a chocolate line. And it's not chocolate themed but check out The Dish. Great city/state themed products. "
Oct 2
Dan Sundell replied to Jo-Ellen Fairbanks's discussion Wholesale chocolate themed items in the group Startup Central
"WE were able to find locally-made chocolate candles and lip balms along with cards and envelopes at a website called etsy You can sort for your location and by product typr."
Sep 7
Jo-Ellen Fairbanks added a discussion to the group Startup Central
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Wholesale chocolate themed items

I'd like to add chocolate themed items ( mugs, coasters, aprons, etc ) to my shop. Does anyone know of a wholesale distributor that carries such items? Any leads would be greatly appreciated.See More
Sep 7
Ruth Atkinson Kendrick replied to Jo-Ellen Fairbanks's discussion Airbrushing - problem with texture
"At what pressure are you running?"
Jun 20, 2013
Jo-Ellen Fairbanks posted a discussion

Airbrushing - problem with texture

When airbrushing I consistently get a splatter pattern not a thin layer of continuous color. When I adjust the nozzle the splatter gets bigger or smaller but again a splatter. I use a paasche HO311. Does anyone have any tips or tricks for obtaining a smooth looking, even layer of color when airbrushing?
Jun 19, 2013
Jo-Ellen Fairbanks replied to Sheila Marie Poklemba's discussion Donating and fundraiser thoughts
"Hi Shelia- I seem to be in the same boat. I don't have a storefront either so I need to be creative in getting my product out to the right market but how much should you give away for the exposure. I made take home boxes for a local up scale…"
Apr 22, 2013
Jo-Ellen Fairbanks replied to Jennifer Cooper's discussion Wanted: chocolate high heel molds in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"How would u box it?"
Mar 30, 2013
Greg Gould replied to Jo-Ellen Fairbanks's discussion Store and manage truffles
"Search the forum for shelf life and extending shelf life."
Feb 12, 2013
Jo-Ellen Fairbanks posted a discussion

Store and manage truffles

Hi - I am a start-up renting kitchen space from a local organization. I want to be able to offer customers the option of picking the truffles for their boxes but currently do not have a large volume of sales. What are the best ways to store and manage small amounts of a large variety of truffles with limited kitchen time?
Feb 12, 2013
Jo-Ellen Fairbanks replied to Brad Churchill's discussion What Do YOU pay for chocolate?
"Jeffrey -Would you mind posting the name of your distributor? I just paid $6.00/lb for the same product."
Jan 15, 2013
Jo-Ellen Fairbanks joined Clay Gordon's group
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The Science of Chocolate

Are you interested in all the nitty gritty details of cacao and chocolate - genetics, geopolitics, agronomy, taxonomy, and the like? Then this is the group to join to take a deep dive into chocolate.
Apr 14, 2012
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Sculpting with Chocolate

This group is for ChocolateLife members interested in sculpting with chocolate - whether for fun or for competition showpieces.
Apr 14, 2012
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Startup Central

Are you looking to start a chocolate business? Want to talk to others who've been there or done that - or have you been there and done it and want to share with others? This is the place to discuss it.See More
Apr 14, 2012
Robyn Wood replied to Jo-Ellen Fairbanks's discussion Photography
"I attempted some myself, and while they looked OK, I'm not a photographer.  I had a professional take mine.  Even though he wasn't a food photographer, he has been doing it more because he works for the chef I work for.…"
Apr 13, 2012
Nat replied to Jo-Ellen Fairbanks's discussion Photography
"Check this great New York Times blog on food photography for some excellent tips. Not specific to chocolate, but should be helpful regardless. For the shininess you just have to have a super well tempered bar, preferably one that was just…"
Apr 13, 2012
Felipe Jaramillo F. replied to Jo-Ellen Fairbanks's discussion Photography
"This photoset in flickr shows the lighting setup and some examples which look quite good.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/wiredfool/1466011683/in/photostream/ It uses a few flashes (strobes) and an umbrella. "
Apr 13, 2012

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Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
First time molding chocolate----what a mess
My favorite chocolate is:
pumpkin

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