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Chocolates with that Showroom Finish, 2012 –


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11 hours ago, DianaB said:

 

 

Would you you advise on what the flavour(s) are for those of us that can only dream of tasting your beautiful creations?

 

This is a lavender infused white chocolate ganache, with wild blueberries.

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10 hours ago, Kerry Beal said:

Dallas - further to our discussion over in the workshop report thread, how have you gotten the blue line in the middle?

 

I didn't know you were discussing this in another thread...but cool. Its a really nice technique that one can riff on, for a variety of looks.

 

I use a low tack, paper material tape...its kind of like masking tape, but has a very low tack (no residue) and uses either an acrylic or epoxy type of adhesive, which is suitable for direct or indirect food contact.

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22 minutes ago, Dallas said:

 

I didn't know you were discussing this in another thread...but cool. Its a really nice technique that one can riff on, for a variety of looks.

 

I use a low tack, paper material tape...its kind of like masking tape, but has a very low tack (no residue) and uses either an acrylic or epoxy type of adhesive, which is suitable for direct or indirect food contact.

Can you put a picture of or link to the tape?

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10 minutes ago, Kerry Beal said:

Can you put a picture of or link to the tape?

Not today, since I'm at home for the long weekend. :)

I'll try to remember to take a picture when I'm at my shop next.

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18 hours ago, Dallas said:

Its great to see everybody's works. Keep them coming!

 

This is my most recent bonbon creation...cant seem to keep these on the shelves though. I'm going to have to make a LOT more! :)

 

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Just gorgeous!

What brand colors are you using? Chef Rubber? I'm trying to find some good colors to experiment.

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2 minutes ago, trisme11 said:

Just gorgeous!

What brand colors are you using? Chef Rubber? I'm trying to find some good colors to experiment.

Roxy & Rich. 

And they offer small 2oz bottles, so you can buy a bunch and experiment with many shades without big cost, until you figure out what works for you. :)

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Just now, Dallas said:

Roxy & Rich. 

And they offer small 2oz bottles, so you can buy a bunch and experiment with many shades without big cost, until you figure out what works for you. :)

Thank you :)

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3 hours ago, Dallas said:

 

Its a little bit of labour, but not that bad, actually, when you get your workflow down.

I've got a yogurt warmer to keep all of my cocoa butters warm, after I've tempered them, so they're ready to go when I need them. I spray different shades of colour (there are 3 colour transitions in this piece) from light to dark...the effect is called ombré. :)

 

I am curious which 3 colors you used for the ombre effect.

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Over on the report for the 2016 workshop thread we have been discussing how Morato makes a nice fine line on one of his pieces. 

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So I set out to see if I could duplicate his technique. I had thought that perhaps painting a straight line on the mold would be sufficient. Nope!

 

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On the left you see my attempts to draw a straight line - on the right you can see that dragging a tool through wet coloured cocoa butter spray produces a much finer and straighter line. 

 

I also played a little with his layered colours on a couple of things - 

 

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These I sprayed first with 50% dark chocolate in cocoa butter, then backed with a variety of colours of luster dust - then sprayed with red cocoa butter. 

 

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Sprayed these first with a dark red cocoa butter mixed with additional cocoa butter, then again some different luster dusts behind (bronze, red, silver), then sprayed orange cocoa butter behind. 

 

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A had a little Alice Cooper eye trouble with a few because of the heat in the room after I painted in the eyes. These were sprayed with 50% dark chocolate in cocoa butter, then some were backed with bronze, a couple with gold, a couple with silver and the rest with nothing. Then molded in milk chocolate.  Filled with hazelnut gianduja. 

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I can't decide whether I like the ladybugs or the hedgehogs better.  Both are adorable!

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On 7/4/2016 at 0:06 PM, kriz6912 said:

- Vanilla marshmallow, crunchy cara crakine, moulded milk chocolate

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Kris, does your fantastic looking marshmallow contain gelatin?

“Do you not find that bacon, sausage, egg, chips, black pudding, beans, mushrooms, tomatoes, fried bread and a cup of tea; is a meal in itself really?” Hovis Presley.

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21 hours ago, Jim D. said:

 

Beautiful decoration. Do you mind telling how you achieved the effect?

 

Thank you, Jim!  I used 3 colored cocoa butters from Chef Rubber's jewel collection -- gold, yellow topaz, and purple amethyst.  Gold spatter first, using a toothbrush and a gloved finger.  Purple next, swirling with a gloved finger.  Yellow last, a few drops in each cavity, then blown with a compressed air canister. 

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