Explore the world of GOURMET CANDY MAKING, have FUN as you learn TIPS & TECHNIQUES discovered in our 30 years as professional candy makers.  Filled to the brim with divinely decadent recipes, How To VIDEO tutorials and CHOCOLATE news, there's something for every level of candy maker at Gourmet Candy Maker. 



Enjoy exploring the  basics of candy making as you try our recipes and follow our candy making tutorial VIDEOS. Instant Gratification! Create elegant confections while you learn. START RIGHT NOW!



From novice candy maker to the experienced home kitchen chocolatier,  our recipes will definately inspire you to jump right in! Experiment with the basics and create your own masterpieces.  GCM is all about creativity innovation and imagination.



New to Candy Making or wanting to up your culinary/confectionary game! G.C.M. is working on several online candy courses you can take at your leisure, by yourself or with a friend. Learn as you go, we are with you every sweet step of the way. CLICK HERE for details

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FANCY CHOCOLATE decorating techniques from Callabaut

Hi Gourmet Candy Makers, Enjoy this FABULOUS VIDEO from Callabaut showing elegant chocolate decorating techniques. The techniques require knowing how to temper chocolate (NO PROBLEM) In case you haven’t learned our simple tempering process, CLICK HERE for HOW TO TEMPER CHOCOLATE. You’ll notice his work surface is a HUGE marble slab. Although wonderful to have […]


A Candy Making Tradition with Your Kids

When the holidays have passed, all the presents have been opened and we return to normal life in the new year… what will our children remember most about the holidays? And, what will they carry with them for their entire lives? I promise you it’s not the Lego set, or the latest video game or The […]


Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

This Triple Chocolate Cheesecake is as close to a chocolate confection as you can get and still be called a “cake”  I found the recipe online (of course) and was dazzled by the elegant look and amazing ingredients: Cream Cheese, Eggs, Sugar, Chocolate, Chocolate and MORE chocolate! What’s not to love, right? My family has […]

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How to Make Chocolate Lace Doilies with Julia M Usher

GCM is always looking for amazing, creative and delicious ways to use chocolate! Julia Usher is an incredible baker I have been following on YouTube for several years. This video deserves sharing because it is all about creating elegant chocolate decorating. Dazzling yet easy to follow. I love her presentation style, calm, great images and […]

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Decorating Techniques using TEMPERED CHOCOLATE

One of our highly recommended suppliers of PREMIUM/REAL chocolate (couverture) is King Arthur Flour. Sound strange? a flour company selling chocolate? They supply the baking industry with amazing ingredients, including chocolate, pure Vanilla, flavorings and more. Gourmet, quality bakers want the best ingredients, King Arthur Flour is a place to find a big assortment of […]

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Candy Cane Bark

During the Holidays when you don’t have much time but still want to give a gift a special gift from your kitchen, chocolate bark is the perfect solution and will be a remembered hit with everyone on your gift list. Peppermint or Candy Cane bark is at the top of the wish list of your […]