Chocolate Making Instructions

If you want to learn how to make chocolates, or just wish to expand your current chocolate making knowledge, these free chocolate making instructions show all the basic techniques needed to make beautiful chocolates. A wide variety of techniques are demonstrated from mold painting to hollow molding. The articles listed here are instructional projects on general chocolate making topics - see Chocolate Project Ideas for chocolate making projects.

A section on Chocolate Business has been added with articles for those who sell or are interested in selling their chocolates.

Free General Chocolate Making Instructions

Basic Chocolate Craft - This free mini course is a sample excerpted from our Basics of Chocolate Molding online course available at our sister site - artisanschool.com Teaches the basic technique for simple chocolate molding.

Care And Feeding Of Chocolate Molds
General instructions for chocolate mold care and usage.

Choosing The Right Chocolate
A guide for selecting chocolate coatings for your project.

Chocolate Mold Glossary
Common chocolate molding related terms with definitions.

Melting Chocolate In A Double Boiler
Explains the optimum way to use a double boiler for melting chocolate.

Color Mixing Chart
A chart which shows how to mix over 60 custom colors using Merckens coatings.

Chocolate Tempering Simplified
Learn the basics of tempering and when it is necessary.

cream filled chocolate making instructionsTransfer Sheet Techniques For Dipped Chocolates

The basics of applying chocolate transfers to dipped chocolates. Illustrated step by step instructions.


cream filled chocolate making instructionsCream Filled Chocolates

Making cream filled chocolates is easier than you think using this method. Illustrated step by step instructions.


decorating bag useBasic Decorating With Icing

If you are new to using icing to embellish your chocolates and baked goods, this article will explain the basics of mixing Royal Icing and using a decorating bag. Heavily illustrated.


basic chocolate mold paintingBasic Mold Painting

This shows the basics of making multi color chocolates by painting the mold. Illustrated step by step instructions.


chocolate bottle project3D Mold Painting

3D mold painting is a bit more challenging and can be considered an intermediate / advanced skill. This article shows the basic techniques for mold painting 3D hollow molded chocolates. Illustrated step by step instructions.


chocolate bottle projectPour Box Mold Basics

Making chocolate boxes is easy, but they need a slightly different de molding proceedure as explained in this article. Illustrated step by step instructions.


basic chocolate mold paintingBasic Open Top Hollow Molding

This shows the basics of making hollow chocolate baskets and cups. Best suited to small molds. Illustrated step by step instructions.


basic chocolate mold paintingBasic Open Top Hollow Molding - Brush Method

This shows the basics of making hollow chocolate baskets and cups using the pastry brush technique. Well suited to large molds, but works well on any size. Illustrated step by step instructions.


solid chocolate 3d assembly molding tutorialBasics Of Solid Molding Tutorial

This shows the basics of solid molding small to medium 3d assembly molds. Illustrated step by step instructions.


solid chocolate molding instructionsBasic Solid Molding and Assembly

This shows the basics of solid molding small delicate pieces and assembly using melted chocolate. Illustrated step by step instructions.


hollow easter bunny chocolate making project Basic Hollow Molding

A basic hollow molding project. Illustrated step by step instructions.


shaped board chocolate packaging Creative Chocolate Packaging

An alternative way to package chocolates for gifts or sales. Illustrated step by step instructions.


basic chocolate mold paintingUsing Cookie Embed Chocolate Molds

This shows the basics of using our line of embedded sandwich cookie molds. Illustrated step by step instructions.


display chocolate part 2Making Sculpting Chocolate

This shows how to make sculptable chocolate. Illustrated step by step instructions.


Free Chocolate Business Articles

The following articles are aimed at those who sell or are interested in selling their chocolates:

Extra Income Through Chocolate Making - Part I
Hints and tips for making chocolates to sell.

Extra Income Through Chocolate Making - Part II
A discussion of business models for a small chocolate business.

Members Area Articles

The following articles are available to project club members. Click Here to find out how to get a free project club membership.

Home Chocolate Making Parties
A discussion of how to organize a chocolate making birthday party for your child.

Extra Income Through Chocolate Making - Part III
A discussion of how to choose products for your small chocolate business to make.

Extra Income Through Chocolate Making - Part IV
A discussion of basic equipment needed to start a small chocolate business.

Extra Income Through Chocolate Making - Part V
A discussion of basic materials needed to start a small chocolate business.

Extra Income Through Chocolate Making - Part VI
A discussion of how to calculate the production costs for your chocolate business.

Extra Income Through Chocolate Making - Part VII
A discussion of how to set selling prices for your chocolate business.

Extra Income Through Chocolate Making - Part VIII
A discussion of marketing tips for your chocolate business.

Extra Income Through Chocolate Making - Part IX
Best marketing method for small chocolate businesses.

Extra Income Through Chocolate Making - Part X
Marketing to the bridal / wedding industry.

Chocolate Party Business
A three part article about running chocolate parties for children commercially.

display chocolate part 1Making Display Chocolates - Part 1

This shows a fast easy method for making durable faux chocolates for use in store displays and as samples. Useful for most flat back molds. Illustrated step by step instructions.


display chocolate part 2Making Display Chocolates - Part 2

This shows how to make store and window display "chocolates" using plaster in 3D assembly molds. Illustrated step by step instructions.


Chocolate Making Project Instructions

Look for more fun chocolate making projects and ideas coming soon.

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Disclaimer: The information presented here is accurate to the best of my knowledge and common chocolate making practices as of the time of this writing - March 2011. The author and the publisher accept no liability for the use or misuse of any of the information presented in this article. This article is presented for informational purposes and is used at your own risk.

Author: Bob Sherman

Publisher: Bobby's Craft Boutique Inc.

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