Thank you Amber for being at Bramble Berry for two years. Amber does the Bramble Berry newsletters, the beautiful photos on the web site and sorts the info (at) brambleberry (dot) com email inbox. She’s a busy gal!
To celebrate her anniversary, I made chocolate from scratch last night.
Here is a huge chunk of cocoa butter, waiting to be melted. As you can see from its sad appearance, it needs some serious tempering.
Adding the powdered sugar was like adding flour to melted butter. It had a very similar consistency.
Cocoa Powder (and Vanilla Flavoring, double strength from Penzys) was integral to achieving the perfect taste.
After tempering for 15 minutes, I poured the entire yummy mixture into cups filled with either marshmallows or peanut butter cups.
The staff at Bramble Berry give this project a big Thumbs Up. There are barely any chocolates left!
Michelle, you’ll need to email me when they’re up so I can totally head over to see the photos. The bars sound intriguing!
Oh now I am going to have to try that. It looks fabulous. It is a great feeling when your boss makes you feel like one of the family and treats you with treats.
I just made some cucumber melon and tried a different approach to my swirls as I pour into individual molds and have only done ITP swirls. From a thread on the Dish I used baggies and piped the soap and then swirled. I will be putting it on my Esty as soon as it cures.
Michelle in NV
Heidi, the Berry Wine is so yummy in soap. If only it didn’t smell like acetone in the bottle, I would be much happier with it. =) Next time, try adding a citrus in there to make more of a sangria type of scent. That’s also a delightful blend.
Jo, the chocolate I made was dark chocolate so a little bit went a long ways. Eating Reces on the other hand is so easy to go overboard on. Yum …
You SO make me wish I were one of your employees. 😉
Joanna Schmidt says
Reese’s are my favorite candy. I had fours peanut cups just last night . (bloat) I bet yours were even better!!
How wonderful to celebrate in this way! Your chocolate looks divine!
i think the care that you show for your employees is passed on to your customers. i’ve dealt with BAD customer service and good. my experience using brambleberry may be small, but seeing how you guys do business and treat others makes me want to come back for more. oh, and the fact that you have awesome stuff =)
ps. i just made a batch using the berry wine fo and its curing right behind me. the smell is divine! especially since i can’t actually drink wine these days lol.
Oh my goodess, Tracy, that sounds AMAZING! If this morning’s batch turns out well, be sure to post photos on one of your blogs. I would love to see it. I love to mix Pink Grapefruit and Spearmint. I haven’t tried it with the Energy kicker.
Nahia, I LOVE to celebrate anniversaries. Keeping key employees for years is really important to having a stable customer service experience over the lifetime of our customers. So, the more I can celebrate and promote longevity, the happier *everyone* is. =)
WOW! You were really ambitious!
I wanted to tell you that I received an order from Brambleberry yesterday. I got right down to business last night. I made a batch of soap in the mold that I bought last month (the one that had been returned. ) When the Woodland pear fragrance oil arrived, I was disappointed in the scent, but I chose it for my batch last night anyway. WOW O WOW O WOW!!!!!
I unmolded this morning, and my house smells heavenly.
I made another batch this morning, using energy, pink grapefruit, and peppermint. I marbled it with gold mica, and I can’t wait to take it out. It smells absolutely wonderful!
I love how you celebrate your employees’ anniversaries! Too many employers forget that it is the little things that count. 🙂 Way to go!!