Monday, March 29, 2010

An Occasional Chocolate

I've been thinking of trying my hand at making chocolate candies for a while now.  Way back in the day, I used do cake decorating and lately I've been feeling the pull back in that direction.  When I think of cake decorating I often think of candy making.  I don't know how I decorated cakes all those years and never once tried making candy.  I absolutely love fruit-filled chocolates and creamy truffles and thought it would be fun to try to make some.

I stumbled across the "An Occasional Chocolate" website today and I am amazed at their selection of candy making supplies.  How ironic is it that I'd find this website now?  I suppose my recent focus of thought has attracted me to this site.  At any rate, I'm glad I found them.  I'm loving the "Nobody knows the TRUFFLES I've seen" Chocolate Apron -- too cute and the Chocolate Tiramisu Recipe on the blog looks awesome.  Check out the An Occasional Chocolate website when you get a chance.


  1. You had me at 'Chocolate.' And you should try it. If you're patient enough endure cake decorating then you shouldn't have a problem with chocolate making. They're both messy and tedious.

    I love making chocolates. It's just like another area in the culinary stratosphere. You can infuse it with all kinds of flavors you can think of if you let your imagination run free. I managed to teach myself how to temper chocolates, make truffles and molded chocolates. I'd make more if it weren't such an expensive hobby cos real chocolate is not cheap. Alas, I mostly indulge in this hobby during the Xmas holidays.

    I also recommend this site:
    It's a Canadian based site. their molds are of professional grade but if you really get into it, it's worth investing in polycarbonate molds. This site offers the cheapest (as far as I've seen) prices for professional European-made molds.

    The Cereal Lover (not the Serial Lover)

  2. @Cereal Lover, THANKS for your comments and suggestions. I know candy making can be an expensive hobby and I'm sure tedious as you've mentioned. It was the same for cake decorating--expensive and tedious but I really enjoyed it.

    I'm sure I will eventually venture into chocolate making as it seems a natural progression. I may not do anything on a commercial scale (although I've dreamed of having a candy boutique :>))...but I can try my hand at it to see if I have what it takes to craft beautiful chocolates. I'm thinking I do. :>) I will definitely check out when I'm ready. Thanks again!


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