Anyone Ever "sprayed" Chocolate?

Decorating By 2muchsugar Updated 11 Jan 2016 , 11:17am by chocolatelife

2muchsugar Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 8:35pm
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I have a chocolate spray gun, but haven't used it yet. I have a "sand castle" cake coming up and I thought I'd try spraying on tinted white chocolate to resemble sand (over fondant). Anyone have any experience with a chocolate gun? Any thoughts are appreciated!

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ibmoser Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 9:31pm
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No ideas, but a chocolate sprayer sounds interesting. I know that some pastry supply companies sell cans of sprayable chocolate, and the effect is wonderful - would be perfect for a sand castle. I'm taking a class at ICES convention that will include sprayed chocolate - but that won't help your cake due next week icon_wink.gif . Where did you get your sprayer?

TexasSugar Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 9:40pm
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I've seen this done, Norm Davis at and ICES convention, but haven't done it myself. I think the biggest key is that the chocolate is completely melted, kept warm and thin. He added oil to it to get it to go through the sprayer.

2muchsugar Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 10:16pm
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I bought the spray gun at PB Prince. Chef Rubber also sells them, but they were a lot more expensive. I know they teach this technique at the Notter School, but I don't know anyone that's tried it... Guess I'll jump in and be the first thumbs_up.gif

ibmoser Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 11:22pm
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Please keep us posted - and thanks for the info on your sprayer.

ibmoser Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 8:43pm
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Just found something on Food Network site about spraying chocolate:

Chocolate Spray:
1 1/4 cups cocoa butter, melted
Pinch red coloring, powdered
1 1/4 cups milk chocolate, melted
3/4 cup bitter chocolate, melted

Combine warm cocoa butter and coloring. Pour over chocolate and stir. Strain and place in spray gun, use immediately.

Don't think the food coloring would be necessary, but that might be a good ratio to start with...

golfgirl1227 Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 4:21pm
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I have done this before, in one of my classes. Basically we used Prima (coating chocolate) that we had melted, put it in a sprayer (not even one for chocolate, but a paint sprayer) and sprayed it on. These were chocolate showpieces and not meant to be eaten- if the use of the Wagner power sprayer bothers anyone, lol.

I would just melt the chocolate and go to town!! I guess you could use some paramount crystals or a bit of shortening to get the right consistency, but I've never done it with white chocolate, so I'm not sure. I would give it a test run, that's for sure.

Good luck, can't wait to see the finished project!

BCJean Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 4:53pm
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You really have my interest. This is all new to me. I see I have some research to do today. I love chocolate!...and this sounds interesting. I will be watching for more info and pics.

I have little enthusiasm for fondant (yucky) ...but chocolate! ! do beautiful work!

2muchsugar Posted 23 Jun 2008 , 3:34pm
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Okay, I tried spraying the chocolate! It was messy, but great fun. I used a ratio of 3:1 chocolate and cocoa butter in the chocolate sprayer. I put the cakes in the freezer for 30-40 minutes so that the chocolate would bead up on the fondant when I sprayed it. I'd definitely do it again for the sand texture. Here's a close-up of my sand castle cake...

giggysmack Posted 23 Jun 2008 , 5:00pm
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Very interesting technique!!!

gottabakenow Posted 23 Jun 2008 , 5:22pm
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what a cool texture!

dolittle Posted 23 Jun 2008 , 5:35pm
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2muchsugar can you post a link to the sprayer I can't get it to come up.

Thanks icon_smile.gif

alanahodgson Posted 23 Jun 2008 , 9:12pm
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Very cool! Perfect for your sand castle! I've never heard of this technique before!

cake-angel Posted 23 Jun 2008 , 10:52pm
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this is so cool. Yet another fantastic thing I have learned on this site! And another tool I will have to get LOL!!!!

2muchsugar Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 2:01am
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Here's the link for the sprayer.

Interestingly enough, it's just a low pressure, high volume paint sprayer. If you're looking to save money, you could probably pick a new one up at home depot. The one from JB Prince did come with a one page set of instructions for spraying chocolate, but it's easy enough to figure out.

PinkZiab Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 2:06am
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If you're looking to save money, you could probably pick a new one up at home depot.

You're exactly right. In culinary school we did this technique using a good old black and decker--the same kind you'd use to paint your house. We did it as a finish on frozen molded mousses and such. Great idea using it for the sand finish!

**editing to add link**

This is what we used in school to spray chocolate:

Meloda Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 2:19am
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Oh goody icon_biggrin.gif another tool I can't justify buying (to my DH) but just HAVE to have icon_biggrin.gif I think I am going to have to go to CC anonymous soon. I keep reading about all the new gadgets and am such a junkie, I can't help myself. Just got the credit card bill and almost had a heart attack. Guess I will just have to make MORE cakes icon_lol.gif and then of course I will need a new gadget for some other cake and the cycle just goes on and on. I think I need a 12 step program. HELP!!!!!! Love this website icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

I definitely need to go to Home Depot and of course it is only 2 blocks from my house icon_lol.gif

thanks for this new idea!!!!

chocolatelife Posted 11 Jan 2016 , 11:17am
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Hey now if you wan to spray hot chocolate there's a new spray gun out there. It's called hotCHOC and it keeps the chocolate warm so you don't have to reheat the chocolate every time. It's quite practical, totally recommend it to anyone who likes to try new gadgets. :)

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