Planning a wedding day has to be one of the most important events for any couple. It will also be one of the most indulgent. Many couples will spend months planning every individual detail for their special day. Every detail from the venue, photographer, food and drink is chosen with the utmost importance. A popular addition for a wedding reception currently is a chocolate fountain hire often set up to run alongside the evening buffet.
A chocolate fountain consists of a set of stainless steel plate like tiers that are bigger at the bottom than toward the top. Each tier is placed carefully over the centre post and within this post there is an Archimedes screw. The chocolate is melted slowly in the base at the bottom of the fountain and once fully melted, the motor is switched on. At this point the centre screw quickly spins around and this motion draws the chocolate upwards. As the chocolate reaches the top of the fountain known as the crown, it then gracefully flows downwards over each tier. The melted chocolate then collects in the bowl at the bottom and repeats the process flowing upward through the fountain again and again.
We can offer a fabulous display consisting of a 44″ Sephra chocolate fountain along with with an illuminated base unit, which can be set to one of 6 colour options. The display will be the perfect centre piece for everyone to enjoy. The flowing chocolate not only creates a visual centre piece but also perfumes the surrounding area with a fresh cocoa scent.
We offer a full service hire which includes a range of fresh dips to accompany the chocolate fountain. The dip items are what guests can skewer and then dip into the chocolate before eating. Our dip choices include fresh fruits, marshmallows, sweets and biscuits. The prefect items are those that will not crumble when dipped into the chocolate.
We use fountain ready Belgian chocolate in our fountain, which is available in dark, milk or white. The term fountain ready means that nothing is added to it to make it easier to flow. Other cheaper chocolate brands require a large quantity of oil to be added into the chocolate to thin it out and help it flow. The finest chocolate that is available is Belgian and made by Callebaut. The fountain ready chocolates have soya included in their recipes to act as the emulsifier and because of this, it is suitable for vegetarians. Most guests at the wedding reception will be able to enjoy the delights of the chocolate fountain and all of its treats.
It is advisable to use the chocolate fountain indoors. If it preferred to use the fountain outdoors, it is important to set it up in an area where there is some shelter available to protect the fountain unit against the elements. When it is cold outside, it is important to know that this will affect the temperature of the chocolate and prevent it from flowing properly. Our advice is to avoid the outdoors on cold days. On very hot days, we would also avoid the outdoors, as the smell of chocolate and fresh fruits can attract unwanted bugs and pests.