3 Jan 2014: The Forum is currently in read-only made while we update to a new version of the Seventy% website and forum.

The forum will be back with a faster, simplified and up to date website in the next two months.

Please consider registering

Log In

Lost password?
Advanced Search:

— Forum Scope —

— Match —

— Forum Options —

Wildcard usage:
*  matches any number of characters    %  matches exactly one character

Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

The forums are currently locked and only available for read only access
Topic RSS
How to make chocolates extra glossy
March 15, 2007
1:17 pm
Dan C.
Valparaiso, USA
Forum Posts: 5
Member Since:
March 3, 2007

I’m trying to figure out how to make extra shiny chocolates. Would painting the molds first with cocoa butter do it? If so, does cocoa butter have to be tempered, and how do you temper a tiny amount? What about mixing extra cocoa butter into the chocolate? Would this improve the chocolate taste also? Any help greatly appreciated.

March 15, 2007
7:29 pm
Forum Posts: 208
Member Since:
May 22, 2005

I think this thread has been mentioned before, but check this:

A bit of cocoa butter in the molds does (in my experience) tend to lead to a bit shinier result. We clean with cocoa butter anyway, so I don’t usually really add any…


http://bittersweetcafe.blogspot.com http://www.bittersweetcafe.com