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SweetandSnappyJen

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  1. Thank you! This is really useful info. So glad your Valentine’s packaging worked out as you wanted. Feel free share a pic!
  2. Hi @gfron1 - it's been awhile since you posted this! I'm working with Silvia right now, and am curious what you paid for in terms of shipping, and how long it took for your shipment to arrive (if you happen to remember..) Thank you! - Jen
  3. Thanks for that investigation, @blue_dolphin! That does not sound very attractive, indeed! My set up worked really well, and that piece of open air advice was invaluable. I displayed an inside view of the 6 piece and 12 piece box we sell, and displayed the individual pieces under a glass tray, with an icebox strategically placed in a box underneath. It worked well, but 5 degrees warmer, I'm not sure. I had boxes stored in a cooler for purchase. I've attached the set up, in case it's helpful to anyone! - Jen
  4. Hi there! Is anyone experienced in selling their chocolate products outside in warmer than expected weather? Who knew October in New York would bring 80+ temps? My set up includes some riser blocks that display my confections, but the forecast has me skeptical. A couple of questions from someone who’s never sold outside before, 1) is it ‘undesirable’ to the consumer to see chocolate food items out in the open air (as opposed to say, on a cake plate with a cover) 2) any ideas on how to keep these things cool? Thanks (as always) for the input! -Jen
  5. Thanks, @Jonathan Those are gorgeous! The colors were all set/dry before you swirled with the next color?
  6. That's beautiful! It definitely has the same feel, color-wise. I've never tried rhubarb in a bonbon, but I could see how it would be overpowered. I'd think it would have to be a very subtle strawberry with a white shell. But love a good strawberry rhubarb pastry!
  7. I'd love to see the results of your strawberry rhubarb (yum!) if you happen to have it, @Jim It almost looks like each is a tiny brush stroke, but I can't imagine that's what it is. Crazy good skills, indeed!
  8. I’ve got one! Any idea how this technique is done? I think it’s so pretty!
  9. Hi @gfron1 - I just came across this post from you and was wondering if you ever received the boxes, and if you still feel you had a positive experience with alagobox. The website shows some great options, but it keeps crashing so just wanted to see if your positive review still stands. Thank you!!
  10. That's true, Jim, I'm sure they'll just toss it. The other thing I did notice after I did a bunch of tossing around of the box for testing, the shine came off the chocolates. And thanks, ChocoMom for the tip on aaspecialtybox.com, I'll check them out!
  11. @jim D. Thanks so much for that tip! It works like a charm! I'm trying to figure out a way to make it look attractive, but it definitely fixes the issue. Thanks!
  12. Hi Folks - I'm knee-deep in shipping holiday bonbon packages, and have gotten the feedback that the individual pieces are turning over during the shipping process. Not great! I know the high-end retailers have custom boxes and trays made, I get mine from gogo pak and make my own sleeves for the boxes. I use this box, a pad, a piece of paper and sticker to secure them, and this tray, which I now see has a little room at the top, for the movement. Does anyone have any tips to prevent this, or have any ideas as to where to find inexpensive yet attractive packaging where this would not happen? Thanks so much! Jen
  13. This thread inspired me to mix up some colors today! Any ideas on why the colors are sort of flat and bleed around the edges? I suspect it's because the mixture is so thin. Chef Rubber's colors seem so much thicker than just cocoa butter and powdered color, does anyone have any thoughts on this? (And I hope everyone is staying sane and healthy these days!)
  14. What I'm trying to figure out is how Stick With Me Sweets gets these colors so vibrant and full! Even on the dark background. I can see that there's overlap, but even on the parts the stripes that are not overlapping, the color is still vivid, with just the right amount of transparency. My homemade colors look so thin :(
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