Patent Number: 6,966,766

Title: Method and apparatus for producing a shell of a mass containing fat and/or sugar in a mould

Abstract: A method of producing a shell of an edible mass includes the steps of filling the fluidized mass into a mould, the mould at least being partly made of an elastic and resilient material, and dislocating the mass contained in the mould without directly contacting the mass until the mass has at least partly solidified to form a shell. An apparatus for producing a shell of an edible mass includes at least one mould at least being partly made of an elastic and resilient material. The mould includes an inner side and an outer side. The inner side is designed and arranged to be contacted by the mass when the mass has been filled into the mould. At least one dislocating element is designed and arranged to contact the outer side without directly contacting the mass. The dislocating element is designed and arranged to temporarily deforem the mould in an elastic way.

Inventors: Klahn; Uwe (Bad Salzuflen, DE)

Assignee: Sollich KG

International Classification: A23G 3/02 (20060101); A23G 1/20 (20060101); A23G 1/21 (20060101); A23G 1/04 (20060101); A23G 001/21 (); A23G 003/02 ()

Expiration Date: 1/22/02018