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OVERHEATING, WATER, and OLD chocolate. The 2 biggest problems you will experience are WATER in your chocolate and BURNING chocolate in the microwave. Both very easy to do and both impossible to recover. We produced the video below to physically show what each problem looks like. WATER, even the smallest splash of water can ruin […]

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Chocolate Curls

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 […]

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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 […]

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01 Dec December 01, 2015

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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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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29 Sep September 29, 2015

Halloween CHOCOLATE HAUNTED HOUSE

Lynn Hawks 4 BLOG, Candy Making Courses

Halloween is almost here and with it comes decorating- sweets and  trick or treating!  You can hardly call this house HAUNTED but it sure is sweet and decorative! Made of REAL chocolate  you start with a basic molded chocolate house and go from there. There is no limit to what you can do to this 22 ounce chocolate house.  The Gourmet […]

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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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21 Sep September 21, 2015

Holiday Candy Course 2016

Lynn Hawks 2 BLOG, Candy Making Courses

So, you would love to make wonderful homemade gourmet candy gift assortments to give this year BUT…the thought of pulling everything together to make more than just one type of candy is a bit overwhelming, right? What to buy? How much to buy? How long will it take to make the assortments I really want to give? […]

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Learn how to temper real chocolate by hand. Easy step by step video shows you how to work with REAL chocolate and have delicious results.

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So… Candy Making has HIT YOUR RADAR! Where do you begin when you are eager to learn all about specialty candy making quickly? There are lots of cooking websites with a few candy recipes, a few blogs featuring candy making and lots of How-To Videos on You Tube showing candy making techniques… BUT… finding How to […]

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