1St Time Using Chocopan What Did I Do Wrong?

Decorating By lasher Updated 7 Jul 2009 , 1:02am by anasazi17

lasher Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 3:33am
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I usually use MMF but decided to try chocopan fondant & I had major probs. It kept sticking to my rolling mat, then when I finally was able to lift onto cake it had creases that I could not get smooth & it tore as I tried to stretch it. The cake cut fine at first but the next day the fondant seemed to be gluey & stuck to the knife as I cut. What did I do wrong? I still have part of the container left & 2 ckes to make this week but am afraid to use it again.

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indydebi Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 3:46am
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Since it's made with white chocolate, I find it a little more sensitive to heat (even the heat of yoru hands) ... which is great when I start out working it 'coz it softens up really easy and fast. But not good when I need something to dry fast (like bows, so I use satin ice for those).

I sprinkle cornstarch on my counter when I'm rolling it out. That really helps eliminate the sticking. It seems the colored chocopan is softer/stickier than white chocopan.

anasazi17 Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 11:40pm
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I have had the same problem with chocopan. I have purchased it on two different occasions but had the problem of tearing both times. I had to mix 50/50 with Wilton which took away from the yummy taste.

IndyDebi...if you have any more advice on how to cover large cakes with chocopan I would be sooooo happy. I live not to far from where they have their shop...it would make so much sense to learn the ways of the Choco Pan!!

indydebi Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 12:16am
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largest cake I've covered is a 10" square.

CarrieBear Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 12:27am
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Originally Posted by anasazi17

I had to mix 50/50 with Wilton which took away from the yummy taste.




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people actually eat that stuff!!? (wilton) I would never mix something that good with something so bad.
theres some good MMF recipes out there if you need one, they are fairly easy too.

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anasazi17 Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 1:02am
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Originally Posted by CarrieBear

Quote:
Originally Posted by anasazi17

I had to mix 50/50 with Wilton which took away from the yummy taste.



icon_eek.gif

people actually eat that stuff!!? (wilton) I would never mix something that good with something so bad.
theres some good MMF recipes out there if you need one, they are fairly easy too.

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I know!! It is not yummy! I was in a pinch what can I say icon_lol.gif

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