Since trailing at Co Co. Sala over the summer (click here to read about that), I’ve been coveting a number of amazing pieces of equipment. The amazing guitar cutter is one; if you haven’t seen one, it’s a tool used to cut perfect squares of chocolate, chocolate, or other confections. It’s called a guitar cutter because of the strings. Basically, it’s a frame of strings set at your desired width that cuts a product into even strips. If you use a metal sheet to turn the chocolate strips, you can cut perfect squares by cutting the strips again on a perpendicular.
If you look at the uncoated Linzer chocolate squares in the gallery, you can see just how crisp and beautiful the edges are. WANT! The enrober was also incredible. It’s a tool which coats anything you want in chocolate. It rains down a waterfall of tempered chocolate over whatever items you’ve placed on the conveyer belt – in this case, squares of set chocolate ganache. You can then allow it the coated squares cool, or decorate them using a beautiful, patterned transfer sheet as the chocolate sets up.
The colors on their chocolates are really striking. Some, like the ones in this gallery are decorated using acetate paper, but a lot are filled chocolates hand-decorated with different colors. The colors never take the place of flavor – they just make the end result really stand out.