Frequently Asked Questions:
What is a Chocolate Fountain?
A chocolate fountain is a polished steel fountain made up of a base and a number of tiers. Special Belgian chocolate is melted in the base to a smooth consistent texture. This is then transported to the top of the fountain by an auger (corkscrew) and cascades down over the tiers to create a waterfall effect. The fountain will amaze your guests before they have even tasted the Belgian Chocolate. The combination of the chocolate aroma with the visual impact of the fountain and the taste of the chocolate always leaves people with a lasting memory of the night.
What type of fountain do you use?
Our fountains are made by sephra, the best you can get.
Do you use special Chocolate?
We use the finest Belgian chocolate in our fountains. It is made up of a higher percentage of cocoa butter than your average chocolate bar. This means that is coats anything it comes into contact with making it ideal for the fountains.
We never use oil in our chocolate. Its ruins the taste and is done purely as a cost cutting measure by some fountain hire companies.
What dips can I have around the fountain?
This is down to personal choice. Most customers have around 10 dips, usually consisting of Fresh Strawberries, Marshmallows, Grapes, Mini Doughnuts, Pineapple, Nougat, Profiteroles, Wafers. Shortbread and Dairy Fudge. Of course you could decide to have non of these and choose your own. However these are our most popular and we know they work well. As long as it can be put on a skewer and is not crumbly, its down to personal choice.
What do I need to do on the night?
Absolutely nothing other than arrive and enjoy yourself. We look after the setup take down and cleaning and because we stay with the fountain we can ensure that it looks as good for the hundredth guest as it did for the first. We don't have a mess and take pride in our work.
What kind of events have a fountain?
Our fountains can compliment any event. Whether it's a birthday party or wedding a corporate event or just a get together we can cater for your needs. Fountains are excellent additions to stands at trade shows or conventions and will have visitors flocking. If you are thinking of the cost implications, many clients have the fountain instead of a dessert on a buffet. Why pay £6-£7 per head for a cheesecake when the fountain offers so much more.
How long do I have the fountain for?
Standard hires are two to three hours excluding fountain setup and takedown. We can provide the fountain for longer if required , just mention it when booking. At the end of the evening we cover any remaining dips and leave them out on plates so that the dips can be enjoyed after we have left.
What do I need to provide?
If possible you can provide a table with a nearby power point and table linen. We can also provide our own table or linen if required. We provide all the, napkins and skewers.
Will I need to book well in advance?
Its advisable to call us as soon as you have a firm date for your event. Fountains are becoming more and more popular and we would hate to have to turn your custom away. However we sometimes have dates available at short notice. Its worth giving us a call or email.