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Kerry Beal

Report: eGullet Chocolate and Confectionary Workshop 2019

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1 hour ago, Kerry Beal said:

I swapped an EZtemper for a Vaquform so we would have one here at the workshop to play with. It is eG’s fault! I think it was @curls who suggested it first and dragged me down the rabbit hole.

 

I can’t post video here directly so I’ll link to the Instagram video of our first successful mold. There was a learning curve in the set up phase.

Ah Kerry, it was only the hint of a suggestion. I didn’t mean to send you down a rabbit hole. But I am happy the Vaquform is here and we get to try it out. Very cool machine that will help artisans in many fields!

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Here are a few of my pictures from the weekend so far.  A few of us went to the City Museum last night and had too much fun.  Can you spot Willow in the last picture?

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So envious for the City Museum! Guardians would need a machine gun and a flamethrower to force me out of there when closing time comes.

 

 

 

Teo

 


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Big thanks to all for allowing this hard candy guy into your world of chocolate!  I had an amazing time and everyone was so gracious!  

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1 hour ago, DayGameCandy said:

Big thanks to all for allowing this hard candy guy into your world of chocolate!  I had an amazing time and everyone was so gracious!  

Thank you for teaching me how to work with hard candy; I had so much fun! Hope to see you at next year’s workshop.

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Thanks to everyone for welcoming me to the group. I learned a few techniques, shared recipes, drooled over the Selmi equipment (how can I rearrange my apartment kitchen to fit one of those?....), bought an EzTemper (Kerry is psychic and knew to bring it just for me), won a fantastic prize and most importantly, met a bunch of great people. Can’t wait for next year!

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23 hours ago, curls said:

Today’s lunch, made by the college culinary program.

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Looks pretty sad for a cul. Program. 

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@gfweb the students and faculty were welcoming and very helpful. The facility and equipment were great. The food was an odd disconnect, not quite sure why that was the case.

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Today’s hard candy demo & conference participation. @DayGameCandy was a great instructor and wonderful addition to our workshop.

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Breakfast at Comet Coffee. This place was recommended by @gfron1 and a number of us stopped in to enjoy their offerings. I’m going to try and stop by tomorrow before my flight home. Wonderful food and delightful employees.

 

This morning mushroom & spinach quiche and a build-your-own cafe au lait.

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6 hours ago, DayGameCandy said:

Big thanks to all for allowing this hard candy guy into your world of chocolate!  I had an amazing time and everyone was so gracious!  

Looking forward to seeing you again next year - there is room for chocolate and hard candy in one guys world!

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And some photos from the last day of the workshop.

 

Today’s lunch

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Thrilled to use Melissa Coppel’s custom blended dark chocolate for my chocolate hazelnut nougat. Thanks to Melissa for everything she contributed to the conference!

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Dipped in this pretty bowl that another potter was inspired to make after hearing about @patris‘s amazing chocolate bowls.

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Chocolates made from the thermoformed moulds.

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And some general photos of yummyness...

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9 hours ago, curls said:

 

Dipped in this pretty bowl that another potter was inspired to make after hearing about @patris‘s amazing chocolate bowls.

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Such a lovely bowl! Looks like it was a wonderful weekend!

 

 

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1 hour ago, patris said:

 

Such a lovely bowl! Looks like it was a wonderful weekend!

 

 

We did miss Patris though.....

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FYI check your hotel bill before you leave. They charged me for parking— a visit to the front desk straightened that up.

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12 minutes ago, Kerry Beal said:

It was agreed that because of the shape - yours is better!

Very true! It is quite helpful that patris’ bowls are narrower at the base. Makes it so much easier to dip when there is just a bit of chocolate in the bottom.

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22 minutes ago, curls said:

FYI check your hotel bill before you leave. They charged me for parking— a visit to the front desk straightened that up.

Thanks for the heads up. Apparently they charged us as well. In spite of the fact that we didn’t even have a car!

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44 minutes ago, Kerry Beal said:

Thanks for the heads up. Apparently they charged us as well. In spite of the fact that we didn’t even have a car!

Absolutely do NOT let them charge you for parking. It was part of our contract...whether you have a car or not!

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41 minutes ago, gfron1 said:

Absolutely do NOT let them charge you for parking. It was part of our contract...whether you have a car or not!

Indeed I told them that our group rate / contract included free parking. The annoying bit is I confirmed the free parking when I checked in but they had forgotten all about that when it came to the final bill.

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I was not charged parking....but, then again I gave the front desk chocolates and caramel corn....lol

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15 hours ago, curls said:

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Damn, making hard candies with this kind of machine is the thing I want to learn the most!

 

 

 

Teo

 

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21 minutes ago, Kerry Beal said:

 

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"Ingredients you can see and pronounce"... new kind of selling point!

 

 

 

Teo

 

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1 hour ago, RobertM said:

I was not charged parking....but, then again I gave the front desk chocolates and caramel corn....lol

I gave them chocolates! Wasn’t going to give up my caramel corn.  🙂. Bob thanks for bringing & making the caramel corn. Yum!

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