I am constantly referring people on the Wilton.com forum to videos on your site. (The ones referred most often are "Cake Construction" and "How to cover a cake with fondant using The Mat". ) New bakers have SO many questions and your videos hit the cake nail right on the head!
I began cake decorating at the age of 56 with the first of the Wilton classes at my local Michaels store. Like many others, it has turned into a passion. I have spent hundreds of hours online learning and videos like those from Sweetwise, Inc. are a blessing.
(p.s. I bought The Mat, but haven't used it yet--I'm looking forward to my next fondant cake!)
Candy crunches are bits of candy ready to be mixed into chocolate, cookies and more. For chocolate bark- melt two pounds of chocolate and stir in one bag of the candy crunches. Spread thin on parchment paper and allow to set. Break into squares when the candy hardens.
Paramount crystals are used to aid in the melting of carob, chocolate, chocolate coatings and yogurt coatings. Having trouble melting your chocolate smooth? Add Paramount Crystals to candy coating to help thin and make creamier without the fear of it staying "tacky" after it cools. These magic crystals can bring older candy coating back to a more meltable consistency. Dipping strawberries? The moisture from the berries can cause your chocolate to "seize", and Paramount Crystals can bring your chocolate back! Start with a Tablespoon of crystals, or use up to 1/4 cup per pound of coating. Add a little at a time in the melting process, stir between each addition until you have your desired consistency. Net Weight: 4 oz. (113.4g)
100% pure cocoa butter is sweet-smelling (like chocolate!), with a smooth consistency. It is an excellent all purpose moisturizer and conditioner and is widely used in the manufacture of many personal care products. Apply cocoa butter directly to your skin as a moisturizer, or use it as an ingredient for soaps, lotions & other body care recipes. Cocoa butter is extracted from the cacao bean; it is edible and can be used in chocolate and confectionary crafting. Add cocoa butter to candy coating to help thin and make creamier.Net Weight: 4 oz.