"Judy, I am in a chocolate professionals group on-line and many people swear by Chocovision machines for those who do not need a large amount of chocolate pieces. I just bought one used but have to get a new bowl and scrapers as I am doing…"
"Congratulations on getting started.
While I have no experience on tempering machines (as I know how to temper chocolate the traditional way), I can offer the book suggestion:
My chocolate instructor referred the following book to me (with the amazon…"
"Thanks Cary. Do you have any books you would recommend that would help me learn the basics? I will definately be going out of the box as I am an allergy-free facility and will be focusing on that with my chocolates."
"Yes. I would encourage you to not only pursue the basics, but to step out of the box. Look to put your own twist to old standbys in confections. Don't make what everyone else does or if you do, do it better.
I have a chance to purchase a tempering machine a great price that tempers between 1 1/2 - 25 pounds of chocolate at a time. I am just getting into chocolate making and have no experience really at this point. Are these machines easy to use? I am looking at a Little Dipper Machine. Any thoughts? I am also looking for a good chocolate book that will help me with the basics of chocolate making, any ideas? See More
I am with www.legardenbakery.com. We specialize in European Artisan Gluten-Free Breads and Bread products but we also create some amazing desserts with our products as well. We are a commercial bakery that is gluten/dairy/nut-free. We…"
"I am holding a Cake Decorating and a King Arthur Flour Cake Tasting Competition in Ithaca, NY on September 25th. For details visit my website at www.cnycakedecorating.com. In the Cake Decorating Competition there are divisions juniors 7-12 yrs. old,…"
"I use a flour substitute from Le Garden Bakery. You can purchase it on-line and they can ship internationally. It is great! You can make any traditional cake recipe and just swap out the flour for their mix. I just made a chocolate chocolate chip…"
"Abide by the rules. If you get caught or someone gets sick on your products, it comes with hefty fines. Labels are pretty easy. You need your location information and ingredients. You will have to check on if you need nutritionals or not. I believe…"