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jobs2307
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Does anyone know where I can get hold of chocolate decorations like curls, chips, cigarellos etc. that are not made out of rubbish chocolate. Even some of the top name stuff contains artificial flavours like vanillin and soya emulsifiers. If not, does anyone know how they make cigarellos - maybe I could make my own![?]

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I know Callebaut makes many decorations, but with the number of options they have for their chocolates I am not sure what they use.

Also, I am not sure exactly what a cigarello is, but you can make tight curls by spreading a thin layer of chocolate on a marble slab and then just as it sets up use a big pastry knife or a sheetrock knife to scrape them back up. They will curl up into little tubes.

I don't think the chocolate needs to be tempered to do this...not sure though.

Here is a site that has some techniques: http://www.baking911.com/decor.....te%20Curls:

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It doesn't. in fact, i wouldn't temper the chocolate, lest you risk having it come up in a big flat sheet all at once 😎

Don't know what european outlets are available to you, but you might want to try qzina as well as mona lisa in the us. they likely ship internationally.

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Some of these of course, you can make yourself and thus it might be a bit hard to find commercial alternatives. Michel Cluizel does make little chocolate cups as well as some decorations as I recall. Also, I noticed that Aster does as well.

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