Different Types of Molds for Chocolate

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If you are looking for a way to add some elegance and taste to your next batch of homemade chocolate, look into molds for chocolate. Making chocolate in molds can give you the perfect result every time. Whether you are making dark chocolate, white chocolate or any other variety, using molds for chocolate can make your chocolate shine with class and style. Choosing the right kind of chocolate mold for you can also give you the ability to vary your personal chocolate flavor as well.

Different Types of Molds for Chocolates Guide

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First, you should know that there are two different kinds of molds for chocolate. There are ones made of metal, and then there are those made of plastic. Metal molds are best for producing smaller quantities, and plastic molds are best for producing large quantities. If your molds are being made of metal, you should check them periodically to make sure the parts aren’t going to crack during shipping. If the mold is already being broken, replace it before the chocolate gets damaged.

One of the biggest advantages to using silicone molds is that they allow you to control the right temperature for your chocolate. You can melt the wax in the mold, set the right temperature and wait for it to harden, just like a cast iron pan. This gives you the ability to make just the right consistency of chocolate for your cupcakes or bars. Even better, when the chocolate cools completely, you can throw away the hardened mold and put the piece of melted chocolate in the freezer to harden again.

When you are choosing chocolate molds, you need to pick ones that will suit both your needs and your preference. First, you will need one that is made out of the same material as your chocolate pieces. There are various types of molds depending on the thickness of your pieces and the type of chocolate you are using. The simplest form of mold is a simple plastic tube, but you also have more elaborate molds that allow you to create flowers, dots, swirls and curls on your chocolate pieces.

Most people prefer the simplicity of the plastic molds. You simply fill the bottom of the container with the required amount of chocolate then place your pieces on top. Then just place another piece of polycarbonate plastic on top of the first one and that is all you have to do. The other main advantage to using these types of chocolate molds is that they are safe to use and won’t damage your items.

Another common form of chocolate mold is made from metal. These molds are the most expensive because you have to pay for the metal mold and the chocolate itself, too. However, the advantage they offer is that you can control the temperature and therefore control the consistency of your chocolates evenly. This is particularly important if you make a lot of them at a time. Also, the right temperature will help the chocolates melt evenly. Just keep in mind that the higher the temperature of your mold, the longer it takes for the chocolates to set.

If you want to make hard candy, you can also use rubber or silicone molds. For hard candy, you need to have the right recipe so that the process of cooling will be easier. Also, you need to make sure that the temperature is low enough so that the hard candy won’t melt. Keep in mind that these molds aren’t ideal for making unsweetened chocolate because the silicone won’t allow the chocolate to solidify once melted.

End Note

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If you want something cheaper but similar to those that you can get in the shops, you can freeze your candies in your freezer. To do this, all you have to do is melt the chocolate and then place it into a freezer for about five minutes. When it comes out, you can immediately remove it from the freezer and put it into whatever mold you have chosen. The only downside to this type of mold is that it can take some time for it to freeze completely. However, if you’re a quick atctic person and want to create small candies quickly, this probably is the way to go.

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