Making your own chocolates is one of the best ways to choose quality ingredients and to create the specific chocolate, fruit and nut combinations you love. For both home bakers and professional bakers, the addition of a selection of silicone chocolate molds allows easy production of very professional looking chocolates.
One of the hardest parts of making chocolates at home is creating a polished and commercial quality chocolate in appearance. With the use of silicone chocolate molds this becomes much easier, and with the styles, options and selection offered at N.Y. Cake bakers of all levels can have a great selection of shapes and size options.
The Advantages of Silicone
Silicone is a strong, durable material that is incredibly flexible. It is also a very good alternative to both aluminum or those types of molds coated with Teflon, which is a product that has some health concerns.
Silicone is both non-stick as well as stain resistant, which makes it very popular for frequent or occasional use. It is also a material that does not produce any type of fumes when heated, and it does not impart any taste into the food, which is particularly important with chocolate.
Caring for Silicone Molds
One of the great things about silicone chocolate molds is they can withstand a full range of temperatures. There is no concern about pouring the hot or warm chocolate into the mold and allowing it to cool naturally, putting it in the fridge, or even using the mold in the freezer.
Washing the molds is very simple. Ideally, wash by hand in warm water and with mild dish soap, then rinse well and allow to dry. For the more elaborate shapes of molds, it is possible to use a soft brush to ensure all residue of the chocolate is completely removed from the surface. For even easier cleaning, they can also be popped into the dishwasher, which provides complete cleaning of the interior and exterior of the mold.
For more details on the classic, seasonal and unique options in silicone chocolate molds at N.Y. Cake, see us online. Full details on all of our products can be found at www.nycake.com.