Chocolate Work: Basic Tools for Success

June 17, 2011


To begin creating artisan chocolates, you will need a few basic tools to get started.

First things first.  Decide which technique you will start with, as your ingredient and equipment needs will vary slightly.  The three basic techniques for making chocolates are molding chocolate, dipping, and enrobing.  After the chocolate has been prepared (melted and tempered), you are ready to begin.


Let’s Get Started from

We have professional grade tools and equipment listed under “Chocolate Work” to get your collection started.


What Else You’ll Need

Here is a list of other tools and ingredients you might need for your project and some ideas to awaken your inner chocolatier.

  • Couverture Chocolate
  • Candy Molds
  • Parchment Paper or Heavy Weight Dipping Sheets
  • Inclusions: fillings, biscuits, nuts, raisins, popcorn, pretzels, cookie pieces, cereal, dried or fresh fruit, etc.
  • Finishing Decorations: edible gold foil or edible gold flakes, cocoa powder, nut powders
  • Design Tools: brushes, squeeze bottles (for filling molds & drizzling)
  • Individual Presentation: foil, wrappers, or paper candy cups
  • Packaging: candy boxes, cellophane bags, ribbon, twist ties, gift tags, labels or stickers, etc.


TechnoBake Expert Tip:

Don’t limit yourself to one type of chocolate at a time, our 12kg Chocolate Melters fit two 6kg stainless-steel pans beautifully.  Two pans allow you to easily melt milk chocolate in one and white chocolate or dark chocolate in the other.  Add artistry to your creations with ease.


Mac ‘n Cheese meets Panibois Keep Cool in the Kitchen
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Comments to “Chocolate Work: Basic Tools for Success”

  1. Reply

    Thanks for the list. Great idea using two half-size pans for white and dark chocolate :)

    • (Administrator)

      Yes, this will speed up the process and ensure both are being worked on at the same time. Given the complexity of working with chocolate, time is always a key factor.


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