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How do you do it?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donny Gagliardi Oct 3, 2012. 8 Replies

80 year old, new member here with a question..After melting chocolate for transferring it to molds, what methods or utensiles do you use to pour the melted chocolate into the molds without creating a…Continue

 

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Donny Gagliardi replied to Larry Jenkins's discussion How do you do it?
"Ok that makes more sense.  I have read many instructions on filling molds and pouring excess back into bowls, so its safe to assume that those individuals were making the outer shell and then filling in later.  Thanks for the…"
Oct 3, 2012
Gap replied to Larry Jenkins's discussion How do you do it?
"I think I understand your question but I might have it wrong. If you're filling a bar mould: fill with chocolate, keep it upside down and horizontal and scrape the excess chocolate off with a scraper back into the bowl, keep it upside down and…"
Oct 3, 2012
Donny Gagliardi replied to Larry Jenkins's discussion How do you do it?
"Yes but isnt that only if you want to create a shell?  what if you are making a solid bar?"
Oct 3, 2012
Gap replied to Larry Jenkins's discussion How do you do it?
"Some chocolate will stick to the sides when you turn it upside down and will not run out"
Oct 3, 2012
Donny Gagliardi replied to Larry Jenkins's discussion How do you do it?
"I apologize for my amateur question, but if you are filling a mold, lets say a bar mold, why and how would you empty the excess chocolate into a bowl?  Doesnt the chocolate have to settle into the mold?  How do you pour excess chocolate…"
Oct 3, 2012
Brian Donaghy replied to Larry Jenkins's discussion How do you do it?
"As my mentor used to say, "Is it the chocolate that is messy Brian or the chocolatier?". The more we work with chocolate the better we get. Good luck!   brian"
Oct 2, 2012
Andrea Bauer replied to Larry Jenkins's discussion How do you do it?
"I think it is awesome you are learning about chocolate.  Like Gap, I also is a big plastic ladle to put the chocolate in my molds.  I've seen these types of ladles at Bed, Bath & Beyond as well as Ace Hardware.  You need a…"
Sep 26, 2012
Gap replied to Larry Jenkins's discussion How do you do it?
"Larry - everything with chocolate starts off messy. As you get better at it you learn how to do it cleaner. I use a spatula or big plastic spoon to ladle my chocolate in and then scrape the back with a chocolate scraper (essentially a plaster…"
Sep 26, 2012
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How do you do it?

80 year old, new member here with a question..After melting chocolate for transferring it to molds, what methods or utensiles do you use to pour the melted chocolate into the molds without creating a sloppy mess?Thanks..LarrySee More
Sep 25, 2012
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Sep 24, 2012

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