Tag: chocolate

  • How Long Does It Take For Chocolate to Harden?

    How Long Does It Take For Chocolate to Harden?

    Are you trying to determine how long it will take for your chocolate to set and harden? The time it takes for chocolate to harden can vary depending on a number of factors, including the type of chocolate, the thickness of the layer, and the environment in which it is stored. A general rule of…

  • What Does Chocolate Percentage Mean? (Different Types Compared)

    What Does Chocolate Percentage Mean? (Different Types Compared)

    If you ever bought a chocolate bar (who hasn’t?), you may notice the term “chocolate percentage” on the label. “55%” is typically seen on milk chocolate and something higher like “85%” is seen on darker chocolates. What does this percentage of chocolate mean? Chocolate percentages refer to the amount of cacao bean-derived ingredients (chocolate liquor…

  • How to Thin Candy Melts For Dipping

    How to Thin Candy Melts For Dipping

    Candy melts are a versatile, colorful confectionary ingredient that is primarily used in baking and decorating. They are typically used as a coating or even poured into molds to make a quick setting treat. If you are reading this, chances are you used candy melts that are too thick for coating or dipping purposes. This…

  • What is Compound Chocolate? (Fake or Real Chocolate?)

    What is Compound Chocolate? (Fake or Real Chocolate?)

    If you need a versatile form of chocolate that can be molded, dipped and sets easily, compound chocolate is the way to go. Compound chocolate is a substitute confectionery ingredient that contains vegetable fats to replace cocoa butter. It is a cheaper chocolate-tasting version of chocolate. You could say it is like imitation crab in…

  • How Much to Charge for Chocolate Covered Strawberries? (Bonus Tips)

    How Much to Charge for Chocolate Covered Strawberries? (Bonus Tips)

    Depending on the effort, decoration, and garnishes, you could charge anywhere from two to four dollars for each strawberry. If the packaging and decoration really amp up the product, you could get away with charging more for the effort. Some top tier confectioners charge twenty dollars for a half-dozen. Strawberries are juicy fruits that compliment…

  • How Much Chocolate to Use in Chocolate Fountains?

    How Much Chocolate to Use in Chocolate Fountains?

    Whether you plan to rent a chocolate fountain or purchase your own, this question will always come up. A chocolate fountain is a great way to serve chocolate fondue at your next party. They can be rented or purchased in a variety of sizes to fit your needs. The key to a great chocolate fountain…

  • Tempering Chocolate with Seeding Method – Beginner Friendly!

    Tempering Chocolate with Seeding Method – Beginner Friendly!

    What is chocolate seeding or seed chocolate? Chocolate seeding is a method of tempering chocolate using chunks of already tempered chocolate (seed chocolate) in order to induce a similar cocoa butter crystallization. Essentially, the seed chocolate acts as a magnet, attracting the same crystallized structure as the tempered seed chocolate. By using chocolate seeding, tempering…