Help! Melted Choc Chips Not Setting And...

Decorating By moneekw Updated 7 Oct 2009 , 8:13pm by TexasSugar

moneekw Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 7:07pm
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I'm making my daughters wedding cake and I am seriously in a time crunch and the darn nestle's milk chocolate chips that I melted for a chocolate collar will not harden. It's been over an hour

Can anyone tell me what I can use that will set quickly? Im trying to wrap it around the frosted cake and pull the parchment off and move on to the next layer. I'm about to order a walmart cake! lol

Thank you so much for any help.

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TexasSugar Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 7:11pm
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Did you try sticking it in the fridge??

This may be a case where you needed to temper the chocolate or use candy melts. I've never tempered so I'm not sure.

mirda6275 Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 7:14pm
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I think I'm remembering this quickly, but chocolate chips aren't the best to use because they are designed to hold their 'chip' shape. Use chocolate candy melts or brands like Merkins and they don't have to be tempered and are designed to melt and make other shapes. You can also use bars like Bakers or the 'candy coating' bars from grocery stores.

Sorry to hear about the stress!

TexasSugar Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 7:22pm
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I was thinking about how long it takes chocolate chips to set back up when you make cookies. I think they just take a long time to reharden. I did melt some chocolate chips recently for icing and I know they the bit I didn't get out of the bowl did hard back up, but it did take a while for that to happen.

moneekw Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 7:35pm
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How about Wiltons? I believe the grocery store might have merkens or maybe its some other brand in the bulk food section.

Can I just whine a bit more...? Ok, thank you. of our daughters is 36 weeks pregnant with our first grandchild and THIS Friday (the day before the others daughter's wedding) the dr wants to do a non-stress test and possibly induce labor (or immediate c-section) because ultrasound revealed a possible problem with the placenta and cord. I am excited to meet my granddaughter but dang!

Doctors did reassure us that right now the baby is fine. I hope and pray she stays that way. Thank you for listening. I'm off to find some chocolate!

TexasSugar Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 8:13pm
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Merkins will work, as well as the Wilton's (i've used them for this) and a believe that candy bark will do the same. They are made to harden back up with out having to temper them.

Good luck with your cake, your daughters test, and the arraival of your new grandbaby.

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