Since I started as a Dove Chocolate Discoveries Chocolatier, I’ve acquired some candy making equipment that I’ve been dying to try out and so I decided that today was the day! So here is a crash course in making molded chocolates with a tempering unit and transfer sheets. I have two magnetic molds, a circle and an oval (there is also a heart shaped one but I don’t have it yet!).
They are magnetic which is awesome because the top and bottom come apart
making it possible to put a transfer sheet between the two pieces
which, when you pour the chocolate on top will transfer to the chocolates giving them lovely designs! And looking like they came from a fine chocolate shop but no, they came from your kitchen!
I didn’t have enough Dove white chocolate on hand so I used Wilton Candy Melts for the white chocolates and the pink polka dot transfer sheets and I used Dove Milk Chocolate for the chocolate ones with the white swirly transfer sheet.
I melted the candy melts in the microwave but I used my new tempering unit for the milk chocolate
I was intimidated at first but there is a video on You Tube that tells you exactly how to use the tempering unit (I think I just searched “Dove Chocolate Discoveries” and it came up).
Here is the process from start to finish:
1 Separate molds into 2 pieces, cut a transfer sheet to fit in the mold, make sure rough and not smooth side of transfer sheet is facing up, place in mold and snap mold back together.
2 Melt chocolate in either microwave or tempering unit.
3 Fill molds with chocolate using either a ladle or spoon and then use a scraper to smooth excess chocolate from molds.
4 Place in fridge for 30 – 45 minutes or until chocolates are set.
5 Remove from fridge, carefully pull molds apart, carefully peel transfer sheet from candies, carefully pop candies out of molds! Ta da! Done!
Where can I get the pink polka dot transfer sheets? Your help would be appreciated 🙂
Sorry I’m so late in responding, been busy with the movie. Those transfer sheets came from Dove Chocolate Discoveries. I don’t know if those particular ones are still available but they always have some in their catalog so you could check it out on line. My DCD rep is Kathie Scrimgeour, here is her website if you’d like to get in touch with her, I know she could help you.