"Just because you were asked, doesn't mean you should do it. If it is too warm for chocolate, it might not be a good market for you. Even if you can keep the chocolates cool enough to sell, your customers still need to get them home safely. "
"I also freeze finished chocolates. I use snap n seal containers. I freeze enrobed pieces with transfer sheets (not still attached) and molded pieces with no problems. One thing to consider, some flavors intensify when frozen, such as chili peppers.…"
"Just use a cream fondant. 4 cups sugar, 1 cup cream, 1/2 water, 2 tablespoons corn syrup or honey, pinch salt. Cook to soft ball (238 sea level) Pour out to cool. Stir when about 115 degrees. For chocolate, add 3 oz cocoa mass when beating. A bit of…"
"I hate to burst your bubble, but it might be wise to actually work in a chocolate business and get some experience before going out on your own, or at least take some classes. A 40 qt double boiler would not be my method of choice. With a microwave,…"
"My batch makes about 350 pieces and takes about an hour. I have the round-bottomed copper pot and a Savage stove. Cooking caramels can be fast or slow. If you want more color and possibly deeper flavor, it takes a longer time. For me, I want a…"
"The first time I tried to load it, it took forever and I gave up. This time it was fast. I am not a fan of light colored text. The blue and pink are a bit hard to read. Personally, I like a darker text. A side note--when a new customer comes in, do…"
When is the conference? Unfortunatelly I am still doing it part time, trying to push as hard as my body, time and sanity can handle, I would really love to do this full time, I hope it is going to happen for me soon, been waiting for so long.
I will check the detail on the eg forum, would love to see you.
I don't have a business yet. I work as a nurse, and am hoping to get a business slowly up and running in the next year, focusing on truffles, caramels and toffees. I wasn't aware that Utah has a law that allows you to use your home kitchen. Can you tell me where to get that info? Also, where is Amano located?