Oil Based Food Coloring 101

Everyone loves to snack on a beautifully colored treat! To achieve these colorful creations, you’ll need to stock up on food coloring. Not just any food coloring will do. Water based food coloring could ruin your treats instantly so you’ll want to be sure to use oil-based food coloring to create classic & custom treat colors. 

Candy colors are available in an array of brands, colors & shades. Add oil based candy colors to your candy melts or buttercream frosting to decorate your treats to match custom color palettes for your customers. School colors? Team colors? Holiday colors? Favorite Colors? No problem!

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Everything You Need to Know About High Ratio Shortening

High Ratio Shortening

High ratio shortening is a special type of shortening formulated specifically for bakers & confectioners to contain 100% fat & zero moisture. 

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Stover & Company & Alicia Serna from @LoveChocolateDessertShop Announce Brand Partnership

Brand Partnership

Stover & Company is excited to announce our first ever Brand Partner: Alicia Serna from @LoveChocolateDessertShop

We couldn’t think of a better partner to promote & support our two exclusive brands: Stover’s Sweet Shoppe & Eleven o’one Chocolate Company

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What is Couverture Chocolate?

Couverture Chocolate

Couverture chocolate is a specialty form of chocolate that is commonly used by professional bakers, confectioners & chocolate manufacturers. Unlike commonly used melting chocolates, this premium product has a high percentage of cocoa butter. Due to the fluidity of the extra cocoa butter content, couverture chocolate is the ideal choice for artisan chocolate making. 

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RECIPE: Gourmet Caramel Apples dipped in Merckens Chocolate


Gourmet Caramel Apples Dipped in Merckens Chocolate

You don’t need to go to the pumpkin patch to get your fix, with this easy to follow recipe, you can make your favorite caramel apples right at home! To get started on this classic fall treat, you will need some Peter’s Caramel Loaf & a batch of fresh apples. But we aren’t stopping there. We did promise gourmet apples after all. That’s why we’ll be adding an extra layer of chocolate flavor to sweeten the deal. 

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High order volumes create longer processing times



The holidays are quickly approaching, which means it’s the busiest time of the year here at Stover & Company.

While we always ask that you allow for 1-3 business days of order processing time, we’re usually able to exceed that expectation during our slower seasons. However, during our busiest time of the year, our warehouse staff may need the full 3 business day timeframe to process your order with care.

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Sweetened Condensed Milk vs. Evaporated Milk: Know the Difference!

Evaporated Milk vs. Sweetened Condensed Milk


Have you ever found yourself in the middle of the baking aisle trying to remember which type of canned milk that family recipe called for? 

Evaporated milk & sweetened condensed milk are both types of thick, concentrated milk in which about 60% of the water has been removed.  The difference between the two may be small, but it will certainly have a big impact on the taste of your finished dish. 

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What is Sanding Sugar?

Sanding Sugar

Sanding sugar is an edible, decorative, coarse-grained sugar made from sugar crystals that have been refined to their highest state of purity. Due to its larger crystal size that reflects light, sanding sugar creates an effortless sparkle effect when added on top of your favorite treats.

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Homemade German Chocolate Frosting Recipe

German Chocolate Cake Frosting Recipe

Don’t let the name fool you… German Chocolate Frosting is not actually a chocolate based frosting. This light brown, buttery, caramelized frosting is filled with shreds of sweetened coconut & chopped pecans. While you may be used to having this delicious frosting on top of German Chocolate Cake, we’re here to remind you that it can be used to elevate countless other sweet treats. Use German Chocolate Frosting to top brownies, fudge, cheesecake, or even chocolate cookies to create a decadent dessert with an explosion of flavor!

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Plan Ahead When Ordering This Holiday Season

Holiday Shipping

The calendar may say September, but there’s no time like the present to start preparing for your holiday baking needs!  

The most wonderful time of the year will be here before you know it! Save yourself from holiday headaches by placing your Stover & Company orders in advance this season. Stock up on chocolate, caramel, candy colors & all of your favorite essential baking supplies to ensure you have everything you need to make the holiday magic come together.

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