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Working With Chocolate - Tips for How to Work With Chocolate

Here you will find articles explaining how to handle chocolate, including advice on how to chop, melt, temper, store, and select chocolate.

How to Taste Chocolate
Learn from master chocolatier Jacques Torres how to taste chocolate: what to look for, smell, and taste when enjoying premium chocolates.

How to Wrap A Cake With Chocolate
This step-by-step photo tutorial will show you how to use transfer sheets to wrap a cake in chocolate and create chocolate cut-outs to decorate the top of your cake.

How to Use Chocolate Transfer Sheets
This step-by-step photo tutorial will teach the basics of working with chocolate transfer sheets, and will show you how to use chocolate transfer sheets to decorate cakes, cupcakes, and dipped cookies or candy.

How to Dip Truffles
This step-by-step tutorial explains how to dip truffles and other candy centers in chocolate for beautiful professional results.

How to Make Chocolate Curls
A picture guide showing how to make chocolate curls and how to use them to decorate pastries.

Everything You Need to Know About Chocolate
Here you will find articles explaining how to handle chocolate, including advice on how to chop, melt, temper, store, and select chocolate.

A Guide to Chocolate
This brief guide to chocolate terminology will familiarize you with some of the most common chocolate varieties.

How to Melt Chocolate
Melting chocolate is essential for many candy recipes. Here you will learn different methods for melting chocolate successfully.

How to Salvage Seized or Overheated Chocolate
Chocolate is temperamental and is prone to overheating or seizing if not handled properly. Here's how you can salvage chocolate mistakes.

How to Temper Chocolate
A detailed description of the tempering process, which produces professional-quality chocolate for candymaking.

Tempering Chocolate the Easy Way
If your chocolate is already tempered, you can use this handy shortcut and cut your chocolate tempering time in half.

Chocolate Tempering Alternatives
While there is no substitute for properly tempered high-quality chocolate, there are a few alternative methods for creating hard, glossy chocolate coatings.

How to Select Chocolate
How should you select chocolate for candymaking? Here are some suggestions for choosing different types of chocolate.

How to Chop Chocolate
In order to melt or temper chocolate, it first has to be chopped. Here is how to properly chop blocks or bars of chocolate.

How to Flavor Chocolate
Chocolate pairs well with a wide variety of flavors. Here you will find how to flavor chocolate with extracts and oil-based flavorings.

How to Store Chocolate
Chocolate will keep for months if stored properly. Here you will learn how to store chocolate to ensure its quality.

From Bean to Bar: How Chocolate is Made
Have you ever wondered how chocolate is made? This article will explain every step of the chocolate making process, from its roots as the cacao bean to finished chocolate bars.

Chocolate Candymaking Equipment
Making chocolate candies does not require a great deal of special equipment, but there are a few tools that will make your chocolate work easier.

Chocolate Troubleshooting Guide
This comprehensive page from Amano Chocolates diagnoses over a dozen common chocolate problems and offers suggestions for improving your chocolates.

How to Make Chocolate Cups
Making edible chocolate cups is easy with this step-by-step chocolate cups photo tutorial.

How to Apply Edible Gold Leaf
Learn tips and tricks for applying edible gold leaf to make fancy, gold-covered chocolates and truffles.

Chocolate Brush Strokes for Cake Decorating
Learn how to make beautiful chocolate brush strokes to decorate cakes and cupcakes.

How to Make Chocolate Brush Strokes
This photo tutorial will show you how to make chocolate brush strokes, a quick and easy edible decoration for cakes and cupcakes!

Tempering Chocolate Photo Tutorial
Learn how to temper chocolate with this photo tutorial! This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to temper chocolate like a pro!

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