Always coat your fillings with a hard layer of chocolate

If a piece of filling isn’t coated with a thin, hard layer of chocolate, your dipping fork will stick to it during dipping and you’ll have trouble letting the freshly dipped filling slide off from it, leaving traces of the dipping fork on the fresh chocolate shell.

After dipping the filling, pulling off the excess chocolate and cleaning the bottom of the fork against the edge of your container, place the filling with the front side onto the plastic (make sure that about 1/3 of it extends over the top of the fork). Then pull the fork from under it, but before you completely withdraw the fork, gently push your hand-dipped chocolate forward a little bit. This way you’ll create the perfect hand-dipped chocolate with a flawless shell.

Watch our tutorial about creating hand-dipped chocolates to learn the proper dipping techniques.