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Chocolates with that Showroom Finish, 2012 –

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Here's a picture of my attempt at Peter Greweling's passion fruit chocolates (which he calls 'Toucans'). These are moulded white chocolates, airbrushed red & yellow, filled with white chocolade passion fruit ganache.

I've also made a Flickr gallery of some of the chocolates I made in the past. You can find it here: http://goo.gl/F8xV6

Nice job. Love all your other stuff too.

Welcome to eG. Where are you located?

Beautiful chocolates in your Flickr gallery! I'm guessing that you are from the Netherlands from your gallery title. Are you a professional chocolatier?

Welcome to eGullet kris6912.

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Gorgeous work, Kriz6912! Welcome to eGullet!

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Thanks for all the positive comments. I'm actually from Belgium. And no, I'm not a professional chocolatier, just an enthusiastic hobbyist...

Kris

Here's a picture of my attempt at Peter Greweling's passion fruit chocolates (which he calls 'Toucans'). These are moulded white chocolates, airbrushed red & yellow, filled with white chocolade passion fruit ganache.

I've also made a Flickr gallery of some of the chocolates I made in the past. You can find it here: http://goo.gl/F8xV6

Nice job. Love all your other stuff too.

Welcome to eG. Where are you located?
Beautiful chocolates in your Flickr gallery! I'm guessing that you are from the Netherlands from your gallery title. Are you a professional chocolatier?

Welcome to eGullet kris6912.
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Kriz...beautiful work....

And welcome to eGullet

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Hey folks,

Have enjoyed reading this forum for a while now so finally decided I should join up and contribute. I am based in Auckland, New Zealand. Here are a couple of my current range (and sorry if the images are giant, first time user :cool:

First one is Passionfruit Heart, our best seller, will try and find one where it is broken open

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The next is our new Baileys Cream (sorry for the bad photo)

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And lastly for now, the Vanilla Caramel (same as in my profile pic)

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Played around with splatter techniques today using a plastic spoon. This was one of the first trays. The splatter got finer and better as we learned. Don't know why my photos are always turned!!

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Not sure it is any faster or neater, but a different effect.
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Made some new chocolates last week...

(1) Manon Café: molded white chocolate, mocha flavored white chocolate butter ganache on top of a gianduja/praliné bottom, topped with a roasted hazelnut.

(2) Walnuts: molded milk chocolate, caramel with roasted walnuts & milk chocolate, dark chocolate decoration.

All my chocolates can be found in my Flickr gallery: http://goo.gl/F8xV6

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Please, tell me you molded those in the walnut shells!


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Playing around with some other decoration techniques and different colors:

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What brand colored cocoa butter are you using. The colors are so vivid!

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Figured I'd toss up a few of our latest.

The spiral is a three-layer piece with cranberry-pear compote, caramelized pear puree, and Pacari 100% Ecuador ganache. It was created as an exercise for one of my chocolatiers, Samantha Downing, and involves hand-painting, airbrushing, and some work with a toothpick & gold dust.The tile is a local apple & scorpion chili caramelized ganache made with an unusual Puerto Rican 100% chocolate (only 10 trees!) and is brushed carefully with two lustres. The pear is cotes du beaune red wine & Vermont honey ganache in Patric Chocolate's magnificent (and painfully rare) Peruvian Piura 67% and is finished with a hint of red cocoa butter backed by a dusting of bronze lustre in the mold.

I've been enjoying the creative work on this thread--keep it up!

Rich

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The tile is a local apple & scorpion chili caramelized ganache made with an unusual Puerto Rican 100% chocolate (only 10 trees!) and is brushed carefully with two lustres.

All 3 of them look great! I was wondering about the tiles, which mould did you use? On your site I see you have variety of tiles in your 'metal box'.

Kris

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The tile is a local apple & scorpion chili caramelized ganache made with an unusual Puerto Rican 100% chocolate (only 10 trees!) and is brushed carefully with two lustres.

All 3 of them look great! I was wondering about the tiles, which mould did you use? On your site I see you have variety of tiles in your 'metal box'.

Kris

Hi Kris! I picked up the mah jong tile molds on sale at Chocolat-Chocolat (chocolat-chocolat.com)--my favorite place for finding molds--last time I was in Montreal. I like the size and shape; they're perfect for delivering a big solid flavor. Unfortunately, the mold only came in the "character" suit. I made the box from our own Tango chocolate and filled it with apple truffles under the mango tiles, btw.

Kind regards,

Rich


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Do any of you want to learn Jean Marie Auboine's secret to making showroom finished chocolates every time? Pop over to this topic and read about what we have planned. http://forums.egullet.org/topic/145093-plan-2014-chocolate-confectionery-workshop-las-vegas/. JMA's secret is very simple and I tried it today. When I pop them out, I will post:). He and his business partner, Melissa Coppel, who was just named chocolatier of the year, will be teaching us during the workshop. Only 8 spots left. Everyone welcome.

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Here's the Halloween line-up for me this year:

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Bottom left is my Caramel Apple, top center is my Nutty Fluff (peanut butter cup meets marshmallow creme) and bottom right is my Pumpkin Spice.

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The pumpkin looks amazing. I do some of my fudge in shape containers and thought they were kinda cool. Never crossed my mind to use seasonal molds for my truffles. Well done!

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Jenjcook,

Very impressive display. And it was only about a month ago that you were learning how to make your own colored cocoa butter. Obviously you have been making chocolates longer than that.

I would be interested in knowing what all the fillings are. If you don't mind telling, what is in the red velvet? And I would love to know how you made the shell with the single stripe--that is fantastic. There was a discussion of this decoration in an earlier thread, which I cannot locate right now, but I think the piece was made by Norman Love. If I recall correctly, nobody on the forum was able to duplicate that look.

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