Newbie With Stupid Question

Sugar Work By twomonkeys Updated 26 Mar 2008 , 4:55pm by CandyLady

twomonkeys Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 11:48pm
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If this question has been asked a bazillion times and you are sick of it, please forgive me. Every topic I clicked on was no longer active, so I'm just gonna ask...

When using a 3D mold, such as a baby bottle, what is the best way to put the two pieces together and have a cohesive seam? Do you "glue" them together with RI, or do you quickly put the molds together while the chocolate is still warm enough to stick together?

Thanks so much for your help. I've learned so much from this site and am a total addict. You all are so great!

Thanks again,


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Honeydukes Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 8:31am
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I saw Jacques Torres use a "hot plate." It looked like a cookie sheet over a burner (probably on LOW). He rubbed one half on the plate and then put the pieces together. On a larger project he piped chocolate around the edge to use as glue (the chocolate egg had wide rim). He later painted the piece to cover up any messy parts.

On one of the Food Network challenges a man ran an icing spatula over a flame. He then rubbed the hot spatula over one half and then stuck the two together. I hope this makes sense.

twomonkeys Posted 25 Mar 2008 , 11:05am
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I tried the spatula over the flame trick and it worked perfectly!! Thanks so much for your help!

CandyLady Posted 26 Mar 2008 , 4:55pm
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you do one half and chill it and then take out of freezer/refrigerator and have your other half ready with warm chocolage. Pop first half out of old and place chilled piece on top of unset half, and then chill again.

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