Hello everyone this is my very first post here on egullet!!!
I have been reading all your posts for the last few months very eagerly ( and have yet to make a dent in the baking forum threads, lol).
I have learned so much from you all, and feel very greatful to have you all as a resource, a veritable wealth of knowledge, thank you all.
Anyhow, I am a thoroughly addicted new chocolatier. I took a few workshops in the Fall, on Belgian chocolate making, and around the same time found you all, I have not looked back since.
Christmas was really fun time to experiment and make a fair number of gifts for family and friends around 500, good start.
The techniques I have seen in here as well as some of the great books I have in my collection now, Grewelling's and Wybauw's Great experience, have led to some fun experiences and lots of creative release in the kitchen.
Chocolate is great!!!!
I would love to make this new passion into a business too , one day soon.
I actually just got through my first Valentine's Day where I decided to try and sell some of my creations. WOW!!!
I was not prepared for the response, I spent a few 15hr days last week ( with my great wife's help) filling the avalanche of orders.
Boy does packaging chocolates ever take a long time, great experience though.
Anyway I really just thought this would be a great time to share a few of my chocolates, my babies, to the people who helped me get this far.
Well i can't figure out how to post pics?
If anyone can help i'll have my pictures up ASAP!!!