How to Make Tempered Chocolate Decorations

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ecorations made of chocolate are the most beautiful and sophisticated display of pastry chef’s skills when done properly, but they are also fun to make! That’s what I like the most about being a pastry chef – you get to play with chocolate all day long and on top of that – you get paid! It’s a sweet life!

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How to Pipe with Melted Chocolate

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ne thing that always takes my breath away is a display of those perfect French-style decorated entremets [ɑ̃tʁəmɛ] (for modern pastry chefs, an entremet is a multi-layered mousse-based cake with various complementary flavors and varying textural contrasts)! That glossy glaze and delicate chocolate piping on the top, ah, be still my heart!

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Caramel’s Secrets Revealed

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s it is often the case in the history of sweetness, the origin and/or the inventor of some delicacy that is widely popular today is – unknown. Same goes for caramel.

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