Forum Activity for @Laura Marion

Laura Marion
@Laura Marion
06/20/14 09:30:07PM
27 posts

Looking for help


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

i just get chocolate int callets a meltbarry callebaut no beans

Laura Marion
@Laura Marion
09/29/13 03:57:13AM
27 posts

Looking for help


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Hi all

Currently I make chocolates at home but I would like to start a bigger production

I would like to know if anyone know's how to get a good shelf life for a ganache?

I know you can add trimoline invert sugar or sugar but I have not had much experience in using it so I don't know how much to add

I mostly just make a simply ganache eg

100g cream 250g chocolate 100g puree few drops of flavour

As you will know this type of recipe is great for small batches to be eaten within the next few days ??? or a week ??? I think, but not so good if you plan to keep then for a while .... they will get mould !!!!

If i were to add invert sugar and cook it with the puree, will this extend the self life ? I don't know If this is the right sugar to add or how much to add.

can you help ??


updated by @Laura Marion: 04/21/15 01:22:36AM
Laura Marion
@Laura Marion
08/22/13 08:16:31AM
27 posts

Problems using Confectionary Guitar


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

i know this convo is old now but I have found it very informative

I would like to know more about theuntempered food.

At the moment I use tempered chocolate but sometimes I find it very hard to cut I think I must bespreadingit to thick

so I thought I would like to try untempered and try to get it as thin as possible

what temp would you have an untempered foot at ???

Laura Marion
@Laura Marion
07/14/12 05:46:47AM
27 posts

How can I make my chocolate solid?


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

you don't have chocolate but you could make a compound with acocoa butter replacement but it is not named chocolate it would be a "chocolatecompound" you would not need to temper it and in my opinion the taste would not be a match to chocolate the texter would bedifferentto

Laura Marion
@Laura Marion
06/07/12 08:18:28AM
27 posts

Can anyone tell me the technique that Chapon use to print image on chocolate?


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

hello i am new to the printing of cocoa butter but i aminterestedto learn more about the type of printer

Dave, you soundlikeyou knowa lotabout it

do you need to have a special printer ?

do you have to temper the cocoa butter or will the printer do it?

how does it keep the cocoa butter at the tempered?

thanks

Laura

Laura Marion
@Laura Marion
02/18/12 07:40:00AM
27 posts

ChocoMa E220... anyones thoughts on the best small scale Enrobing system?!


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

i have used chocoma andselmi i likeselmi's as they areportable and easy to workwith the chocoma i worked with was a very old one much older then the one you are looking at

Laura Marion
@Laura Marion
05/06/11 09:19:21AM
27 posts

Sculpting Chocolate - Any Advice?


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

in it they have a big range of ways to work with chocolate such as using ice to rapidly cool shapes and keep flexibility
Laura Marion
@Laura Marion
05/06/11 09:16:53AM
27 posts

Sculpting Chocolate - Any Advice?


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

yes as Wendy said, this book is very good !!!
Laura Marion
@Laura Marion
04/26/11 08:00:21AM
27 posts

temperture


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

ok cool thanks for the reply i appreciate it
Laura Marion
@Laura Marion
04/25/11 09:16:52AM
27 posts

Food safe practices when airbrushing.


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

yes i am with kerry on this one i work with an airbrush 2-3 days a week when working with it i am in a spray both with a extraction fan & i wear a face mask. i have a very big compressor and i do release the moisture that come from the air out of the air lines once every few days
Laura Marion
@Laura Marion
04/25/11 09:03:11AM
27 posts

temperture


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Hi all i know that this seems very basic but i would like to know what peoples views are about temperature, i have read a lot and i keep getting different temps.

1 when first starting in the tempering cycle is it safe to go about 45oC ?

2 what is the best room temp for making chocolate in ?

3 what is the best storage temp for a finished solid chocolate or filled chocolate ?

look forward to hearing from you


updated by @Laura Marion: 05/07/15 02:44:00PM
Laura Marion
@Laura Marion
04/24/11 06:44:06AM
27 posts

Chocoma Enrober


Posted in: Opinion

hi i used to work on one i liked it, it was easy to use and very good in a small kitchen
Laura Marion
@Laura Marion
04/20/11 05:46:15AM
27 posts

preserved cocoa pods how do i get one


Posted in: Chocolate Education

hi yes the ones i have are dryed and this has preserved them but not the colour

i only know one other way to keep the colour but i dont know anyone who can do it

i herd that after they are cut from the tree they are dipped in a lacquer but i dont know if it works

Laura Marion
@Laura Marion
04/19/11 06:13:00AM
27 posts

preserved cocoa pods how do i get one


Posted in: Chocolate Education

hi ning i just recieved some pods a few days ok but if i need more i will keep you in mind

do you have a way that the pods keep their colours ?

kind regards laura

Laura Marion
@Laura Marion
04/19/11 06:09:18AM
27 posts

preserved cocoa pods how do i get one


Posted in: Chocolate Education

hi Pierre,

you can find jeff on this site Jeff Stern is his name

he works from this email

cocoapodman@gmail.com

here is the info he gave me

Experience chocolate in its original state-The Cocoa Pod. We are the world's only supplier of dried cocoa pods. The pods come in three forms:

* Whole Dried Pods ($5.99)
* Open pods with Seeds Inside ($6.99)
* Open without seeds ($5.99)

These are a great novelty item for a chocolate shop or specialty coffee shop: customers also like them for purchase, especially children. Fun and educational, they make a great conversation piece as well. We ship worldwide and offer quantity discounts. We also sell traditional jute sacks for transporting cocoa beans at $6.50 each.

Shipping starts at about $16 for one pod, but goes down in price substantially the more you order. Shipping is based on weight, as pods can vary in size. Shipping times are approximately 10-15 business days, give or take 5.

he is very good he gave me a tracking number so i was able to track the pods in the mail. jeff was very helpfull and was happy to help if i had and qus. australian customes where a bit tricky and took a long time (3 weeks ) to fumigate the pods but it all worked out in the end :) the pods are truly amazing all the best to you and i hope you hcan get some soon too !!!

p.s you may be able to help me i would like to know if you know what is the best room temp to make chocolate in and to store it in ??? also i would like to hear about your shop

Laura Marion
@Laura Marion
04/15/11 10:23:15AM
27 posts

preserved cocoa pods how do i get one


Posted in: Chocolate Education

hi all well i would just like to say a big thank you to jeff for making this all possible !!!! i have now got my very own cocoa pods and they look amazing thank you all who replied :) kind regards Laura
Laura Marion
@Laura Marion
03/27/11 06:22:06AM
27 posts

Weird Flavors and Inclusions in Chocolate


Posted in: Tasting Notes

i had a truffle with real black truffle in it once mmmm it was very odd
updated by @Laura Marion: 09/10/15 04:37:00AM
Laura Marion
@Laura Marion
03/19/11 08:38:08PM
27 posts

Mold decorating with colored cocoa butter


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

hi ok so i all ways temper the ccb by seading you can usually go as far as 33.2 degrees

with dark choc the colors don't come out as well not much you can do about that.

is using an airbrush always heat the gun and try to keep the movement steady

i also head my molds a lil bit to hope it helps
Laura Marion
@Laura Marion
01/11/11 06:54:18AM
27 posts

Which is better gift option either chocolates and flowers.............?????????


Posted in: Opinion

chocolate flowers you can get roses made out of chocolate
Laura Marion
@Laura Marion
01/07/11 09:31:13PM
27 posts

Master Chocolatier !!!!! how can I become a master ????


Posted in: Chocolate Education

Hi all I am a chocolatier I have stidied chocolate & patisserie for 3 1/2 years at William Angliss Institute melbourne australia. i have worked in the industry for about 4 years I seeking advice on how to become a " master "

does anybody know what the criteria is, to be called a "master chocolatier"

I would like to know if anyone knows what i would have to do to become a master

& where i could go to study.

hope to hear from you soon

kind regards

Laura


updated by @Laura Marion: 04/30/15 03:21:12PM
Laura Marion
@Laura Marion
11/27/10 05:45:35PM
27 posts

preserved cocoa pods how do i get one


Posted in: Chocolate Education

ok this sound good i think it would be best is i talk to someone who has had them sent over here befor as i am not sure if i need to apply to quarantine befor or after purchese from you but i am very happy that you replyed to me sorry about my email it is block up i need to clean it out thanks kind regard laura
Laura Marion
@Laura Marion
11/24/10 04:01:44AM
27 posts

preserved cocoa pods how do i get one


Posted in: Chocolate Education

thank you all who made replies i will let you know how i got one thanks laura
Laura Marion
@Laura Marion
11/22/10 04:14:58AM
27 posts

preserved cocoa pods how do i get one


Posted in: Chocolate Education

HI all

i am in australia and i would like to know if someone knows how i can get a preserved cocoa pod.

i would like to know who to call to get one and how much they cost and how long it will take to get one into australia i hear is take 6 months or more and dose anyone know if you can preserve them and keep the vibrant red or yellow or purple colours

thanks all the best laura


updated by @Laura Marion: 04/12/15 01:35:32PM
Laura Marion
@Laura Marion
09/24/10 09:31:52AM
27 posts

I ‘d love your comments and feedback on Chocolate Mold designs


Posted in: Opinion

love c but air bubbles could be a issue
Laura Marion
@Laura Marion
07/27/10 08:58:31PM
27 posts

Fresh cacao pods hooray, but what to do?


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

hi i would also like to know how to preserve cocao pods ?????
Laura Marion
@Laura Marion
06/01/10 07:58:47PM
27 posts

Mold decorating with colored cocoa butter


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

hi i temper coloured ccb as if it was dark chocolate so i put it down to 29 then up to 32 degrees i buff the mould with cotten ball and heat the mold a little bit to i never had a problem and i get a nice shine everytime