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Old 11-18-2007, 12:04 PM   #1
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Chocolate/candy molds

I bought some white candy coating pieces (Wilton) and some molds (santa) for the first time. They were easy and fun. Now I'm wanting to make chocolate santas. I'm picky on my chocolate. Any suggestions on decent chocolate for use in santa molds?

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Old 11-18-2007, 02:54 PM   #2
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I think I would like a Milk Chocolate Miss Angie...But, I don't know any brand names etc. I'm sure someone does however....
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Old 11-18-2007, 03:10 PM   #3
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Bernard Callebaut or Ghirardelli's. If you don't have bulk chocolate anywhere, buy some big Lindt bars.
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:18 PM   #4
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Bring on the dark chocolate, do you have "Nestle, Club" chocolate OMG i would devour all of them LOL
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Old 11-18-2007, 09:47 PM   #5
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If you're making filled chocolates, use a 60% cacao or higher for your shell and then a semisweet for your ganache. If you're just making solid chocolate molds though, I like the milk chocolate suggestion, or a slightly sweet dark chocolate.

As for brands, I use Ghiradelli almost exclusively for my chocolate work, although I'be begun to see Valrhona bars in the stores recently, and despite my temptations, the price tag on Valrhona chocolate is just too much for me.
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Old 11-18-2007, 10:15 PM   #6
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If you have a World Market near you, check out their selection of chocolates. You might find just what you need there.
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Guittard makes a wonderful milk chocolate, but the kind I like is very picky about what temp it is melted at, it can bloom easily (white coating all over it). It's still edible but does not look as pretty.
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Bring on the dark chocolate, do you have "Nestle, Club" chocolate OMG i would devour all of them LOL
Have you tried the Lindt black balls? I think they are 60% but they could be 70%. Let them go ever so slightly warm, just so they aren't hard and then when you bite into them you get this flow of liquid dark chocolate!! Bliss. I don't really care that much for chocolate but I can handle one of those every so often. <deep sigh>
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Old 11-19-2007, 05:34 PM   #9
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Oh man lindt................drooooooooooooollllllllllllll llllllllllll

Never warmed the Lindt balls. What a great idea!

Last time I melted chocolate (Cadbury Dark Cooking Chocolate) I made my own coffee shots with coffee beans OH YEAH! Make a few moulds with coffee beans if u like coffee, Angie, YUM!!

They didn't really turn into coffee shots, more like coffee shot sticks lol I have an ice cube tray that it is in the shape of long thin sticks that you can put into bottles, so i poured the melted chocolate in there and pressed the coffee beans into it.
so so good! might try diff coffee beans next time.
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