Stuck On Melting Chocolate In Decorating Bags, Need Ideas

Decorating By Kaybaby Updated 29 Jun 2008 , 1:39am by Kaybaby

Kaybaby Posted 28 Jun 2008 , 8:55pm
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Thank you all for taking the time to read my post. I normally melt the melts (LOL) in the plastic decorating bags, cut the tip and use it straight from there. With what I'm doing, I need more precision and to use tip #3. What do you all do to use melted chocolate with a tip?

Thanks so much,

Vonda

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Doug Posted 28 Jun 2008 , 8:56pm
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slip bag with melted and end clipped big

into a second bag that has the #3 tip in it.

(sort of like doing icing plugs)

Kaybaby Posted 28 Jun 2008 , 9:00pm
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Thanks so much for the quick reply. I tried the plug method, but the chocolate starts to harden in the metal tip. Am I doing something wrong?

Vonda

Kaybaby Posted 28 Jun 2008 , 9:00pm
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Thanks so much for the quick reply. I tried the plug method, but the chocolate starts to harden in the metal tip. Am I doing something wrong?

Vonda

Kaybaby Posted 28 Jun 2008 , 9:01pm
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Thanks so much for the quick reply. I tried the plug method, but the chocolate starts to harden in the metal tip. Am I doing something wrong?

Vonda

Kaybaby Posted 28 Jun 2008 , 9:01pm
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Thanks so much for the quick reply. I tried the plug method, but the chocolate starts to harden in the metal tip. Am I doing something wrong?

Vonda

Kaybaby Posted 28 Jun 2008 , 9:01pm
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Thanks so much for the quick reply. I tried the plug method, but the chocolate starts to harden in the metal tip. Am I doing something wrong?

Vonda

Doug Posted 28 Jun 2008 , 9:05pm
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warm the tip.....

but.....

even then, because metal conducts heat soooo well, will have problems.


many use parchment triangles as can fold to get tiny little hole that will work like a tip.

melt in plastic and then put in parchment

Kaybaby Posted 28 Jun 2008 , 9:06pm
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Thanks again. I will give the parchment a try.

Vonda

christeena Posted 28 Jun 2008 , 9:15pm
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When working with chocolate I use a heating pad that I have placed a bit of waxed paper on. I melt the candy melts in the bag on top of the heating pad that I have folded over and placed a heavy magazine on top of that to keep the pad compressed against the bag of chocolate. On high, it really doesn't take very long to melt the chocolate and then I keep my bags on the heating pad while working to keep the chocolate flowing.
I hope I explained this okay! If you have ??'s just pm me!

JenniferMI Posted 29 Jun 2008 , 12:43am
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Not sure what you are doing, but when I do my choc. transfers, I use the cellophane that comes on Easter baskets and make a cone from it. Snip a VERY tiny tip off and it works great! You can keep it melted with a towel in the bottom of an electric skillet on warm or the heating pad thing would work great, too.

HTH!

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Kaybaby Posted 29 Jun 2008 , 1:39am
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Thank you everyone. I am piping butterflies and was able to use the plastic decorator bags inside of the parchment bags. I microwaved them together.

Sorry about the multiple posts. Not intentional.

Vonda

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