Chocolate fountains provide a delicious treat for family and friends during special events. Instead of cake, you can set up a chocolate fountain and provide dipping to acts as dessert in your event. Chocolate fountains for rent or hire are available at Just Temptations. Not owning one should not be a hindrance. You can rent either a commercial fountain or one for home use for a specific time frame.
Besides the chocolate fountain, you need to know how well to set it up to keep your fountain of goodness flowing. Here are four tips for setting up a perfect chocolate fountain.
Chocolate fountains are not ideal for outdoor events. The wind, dust and insects will find their way into your fountains disrupting the smooth flow of your chocolate. Strong winds can actually blow chocolate all over the place, ruining the otherwise perfect event. The best place to set up your chocolate fountain should be indoors away from wind or AC. The place should also be away from a lot of movement. If you set up your fountain just next to doors, it is bound to be knocked over especially if the doors are swinging doors or open in direction of your fountain. If you must have a chocolate fountain in an outdoor event, create a barrier to protect against the weather, dust and insects.
Setup your fountain on a flat surface
Sturdy flat surfaces are the best to set up a chocolate fountain on. Avoid rugged surfaces as the fountain can easily topple over. With people dipping their fruits into the fountain or serving themselves, sturdy surfaces provide the right balance for the fountain preventing spills. For best results always use a level to achieve an even flow of chocolate on all bowls.
Melt your chocolate in advance
Unless chocolate is in liquid form, it cannot flow. It takes temperatures above 70 degrees to melt your chocolate. This means you have to melt it in advance before setting up your fountain. Besides melting, you need to maintain high temperatures to keep it in liquid form. After melting your chocolate, you can store it in tubs to insulate against outside temperatures. Melting chocolate in advance prepares you for quick fountain setup or when you need to add more chocolate to your fountain. You will have a ready supply of liquid chocolate to keep you fountain flowing for longer.
Preheat your chocolate fountain
Chocolate fountains are made of metal which adapts to the surrounding temperatures. Before adding your chocolate to the fountain, be keen to preheat it. If the fountain is cold, as your pour your warm chocolate into it, it will harden disrupting its flow. Preheating helps to bring the fountain to the same temperatures as melted chocolate hence ensuring its smooth flow.