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What do you do if someone hates or is allergic to chocolate, ksmith1012?
Do you refuse the order?
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post #32 of 44
I have in my website the advice for allergies. I don't take the order if the customer tell me there is somebody allergic to anything. I just tell them go to an other bakery that make diet cakes.
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Yep, sad but true. I can't afford "real" white chocolate like Bakers so my family and friends will have to settle for Nestle or Ghiradelli chips. No one's complained yet icon_smile.gif



Ghiradelli chips aren't that bad..I don't mind using those but I don't care for the Nestle or Hershey's chips. As far as cost....I can get a 6 ounce of Bakers White Chocolate for $1.90 at Wal-Mart. Haven't found it that cheap anywhere else though. I buy a case at a time. thumbs_up.gif

What the heck? At my local Walmarts (There's three in a 15 mile radius!) the 6oz of Baker's is around 2.90!!! And I usually need around 24oz if I'm doing ganache at 3:1 so they're usually out of my price range icon_sad.gif



Yep, that was the price today at my Walmart. I bought it anyways and I do prefer it over nestle. I use ganache as the crumbcoat for all of my cakes, so if they prefer white chocolate over semi-sweet/dark, then they can pay the difference! thumbs_up.gif



I had my sister to check at Wal-Mart in her area (just 25 miles from me) and the price for Baker's white chocolate 6 ounce box is $2.67. I can't believe that our Wal-Mart sells it for so much less. Wonder why that is. The 8 ounce boxes of semi-sweet and unsweetened chocolate is also $1.90. The price for them at "her" Wal-Mart...$2.90. icon_confused.gif I don't understand why it's so much cheaper here but sure am glad that it is. thumbs_up.gif
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post #34 of 44
[quote="7yyrt"]What do you do if someone hates or is allergic to chocolate, ksmith1012?
Do you refuse the order?[/quote

Yep. (Although, I haven't had any client complain/inquire about the ganache. They all seem to love it) It's my personal preference for my cakes. I also only cover my cakes in fondant. It's just how I run my business and if they have certain allergies or don't care for ganache or fondant I refer them somewhere else.
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Originally Posted by ksmith1012

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Originally Posted by mamawrobin

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Originally Posted by Jeep_girl816

Yep, sad but true. I can't afford "real" white chocolate like Bakers so my family and friends will have to settle for Nestle or Ghiradelli chips. No one's complained yet icon_smile.gif



Ghiradelli chips aren't that bad..I don't mind using those but I don't care for the Nestle or Hershey's chips. As far as cost....I can get a 6 ounce of Bakers White Chocolate for $1.90 at Wal-Mart. Haven't found it that cheap anywhere else though. I buy a case at a time. thumbs_up.gif

What the heck? At my local Walmarts (There's three in a 15 mile radius!) the 6oz of Baker's is around 2.90!!! And I usually need around 24oz if I'm doing ganache at 3:1 so they're usually out of my price range icon_sad.gif



Yep, that was the price today at my Walmart. I bought it anyways and I do prefer it over nestle. I use ganache as the crumbcoat for all of my cakes, so if they prefer white chocolate over semi-sweet/dark, then they can pay the difference! thumbs_up.gif



I had my sister to check at Wal-Mart in her area (just 25 miles from me) and the price for Baker's white chocolate 6 ounce box is $2.67. I can't believe that our Wal-Mart sells it for so much less. Wonder why that is. The 8 ounce boxes of semi-sweet and unsweetened chocolate is also $1.90. The price for them at "her" Wal-Mart...$2.90. icon_confused.gif I don't understand why it's so much cheaper here but sure am glad that it is. thumbs_up.gif



Yes, you are very lucky mamawrobin! It's crazy that the prices can be so different.
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post #36 of 44
I know that on the prices. I can go to the store in Lincolnton NC and then compare to Hickory (15 minutes away) and they are very different!
post #37 of 44
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Thanks for all the info guys, I really appreciate it. I'll check out Trader Joes, we have one nearby. I ended up using 8oz of white bar chocolate (ww/cocoa butter) and 11 oz of white chips. It worked fine. The cake is amazingly smooth/sharp (well for me), which is what I was looking for.

Hopefully ganache will travel well. 2 1/2 hour car ride, but I plan on putting ice packs in the box (won't fit in the cooler).
Thanks again.
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terrig007- I skimmed the posts and I did not see this answered. A Couveture is a chocolate that contains at minimum 31% cocoa butter which will provide a smooth texture, firm set up and a nice snap when set if tempered properly. Hope this helps!
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Originally Posted by ksmith1012

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Originally Posted by Jeep_girl816

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Originally Posted by mamawrobin

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Originally Posted by Jeep_girl816

Yep, sad but true. I can't afford "real" white chocolate like Bakers so my family and friends will have to settle for Nestle or Ghiradelli chips. No one's complained yet icon_smile.gif



Ghiradelli chips aren't that bad..I don't mind using those but I don't care for the Nestle or Hershey's chips. As far as cost....I can get a 6 ounce of Bakers White Chocolate for $1.90 at Wal-Mart. Haven't found it that cheap anywhere else though. I buy a case at a time. thumbs_up.gif

What the heck? At my local Walmarts (There's three in a 15 mile radius!) the 6oz of Baker's is around 2.90!!! And I usually need around 24oz if I'm doing ganache at 3:1 so they're usually out of my price range icon_sad.gif



Yep, that was the price today at my Walmart. I bought it anyways and I do prefer it over nestle. I use ganache as the crumbcoat for all of my cakes, so if they prefer white chocolate over semi-sweet/dark, then they can pay the difference! thumbs_up.gif



I had my sister to check at Wal-Mart in her area (just 25 miles from me) and the price for Baker's white chocolate 6 ounce box is $2.67. I can't believe that our Wal-Mart sells it for so much less. Wonder why that is. The 8 ounce boxes of semi-sweet and unsweetened chocolate is also $1.90. The price for them at "her" Wal-Mart...$2.90. icon_confused.gif I don't understand why it's so much cheaper here but sure am glad that it is. thumbs_up.gif



I'd be willing to bet it's because you're in AK, and that's where Wal-Mart's HQ is... too bad for all of us, but awesome for you! I bought some for $2.90 here yesterday, and I really want to try ganache instead of buttercream, but I'm not going to spend almost half of what I would for the entire cake just on chocolate!

BTW- how much ganache would I need to cover two tiers (10 and 6")?
post #41 of 44
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Originally Posted by Onceuponadreamcakes

terrig007- I skimmed the posts and I did not see this answered. A Couveture is a chocolate that contains at minimum 31% cocoa butter which will provide a smooth texture, firm set up and a nice snap when set if tempered properly. Hope this helps!



Onceuponadreamcake, thank you so much. I have seen it mentioned in recipes but then it never said what exactly made it Couveture. Thank you!
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I'd be willing to bet it's because you're in AK, and that's where Wal-Mart's HQ is... too bad for all of us, but awesome for you! I bought some for $2.90 here yesterday, and I really want to try ganache instead of buttercream, but I'm not going to spend almost half of what I would for the entire cake just on chocolate!

I thought that as well but I had my sister to check at "her" Wal-Mart and she just lives 25 miles from me and it's $2.67 there. Who knows? I'm just lucky I guess. LOL



BTW- how much ganache would I need to cover two tiers (10 and 6")?


If you want to fill your cake with it as well you probably need three batches for cakes that size. thumbs_up.gif[b][i][/i][/b]
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post #43 of 44
[ These are the ones I use, http://www.ghirardelli.com/products/chips_white.aspx Sadly not so real, no mention of cocoa butter to be had and notice they say "white chips" nothing about "chocolate" Oh well, like I said, no complaints icon_smile.gif[/quote]

@Jeep_girl816--
Weird. I have the actual all natural, white chocolate chips by Ghirardelli. They say chocolate on them and the ingredients contain no hydro oils. I just looked. I have a bunch of packs in my freezer from when I last caught em on sale. icon_smile.gif For as much as their chocolate costs, it should be real. LOL Guess they have two different kinds.
post #44 of 44
These are the ones that I use. I didn't know there was more than one type. Have a good weekend, people!

http://www.worldwidechocolate.com/shop_Ghirardelli_213.html
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