What Will Work Best???

Decorating By chefdot Updated 20 Nov 2009 , 10:54pm by niccicola

chefdot Posted 19 Nov 2009 , 2:05pm
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I am doing cupcakes for a wedding this weekend and on top of the cupcake the bride wants a chocolate with the monogram put on it. I don't have a mold or anything, she gave me the chocolates she wants the actual monogram on so that's not an option. But I am worried that if I do regular icing that it might slide right off the chocolates. Wasn't sure if royal icing would stick well to the chocolate or if anyone else had a better idea on what I could use.
Thanks in advance! icon_surprised.gif)

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vagostino Posted 19 Nov 2009 , 2:19pm
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If you have to pipe in the chocolates that she already gave you I would think white chocolate. That way is chocolate on chocolate.

juleebug Posted 19 Nov 2009 , 2:27pm
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Originally Posted by vagostino

If you have to pipe in the chocolates that she already gave you I would think white chocolate. That way is chocolate on chocolate.

I'd do the same.

LaBellaFlor Posted 19 Nov 2009 , 2:42pm
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You can use RI, but the white chocolate is the much better option.

chefdot Posted 19 Nov 2009 , 10:21pm
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I was thinking that too but I would think it wouldn't be thick enough to pipe with and end up spreading and not holding the script I need for the monogram? Is there a secret to making that work?

LaBellaFlor Posted 19 Nov 2009 , 10:24pm
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You would have to allow the white chocolate to cool to get it to the piping consistency you need. Chocolate rehardens the longer it's allowed to cool if you don't add anything else to it. It'll work. I've piped with chocolate many times.

chefdot Posted 19 Nov 2009 , 10:50pm
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OK I will try it tonight... thanx! icon_surprised.gif)

cabecakes Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 4:21am
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If you are worried about piping it onto the chocolates, maybe you could pipe it onto parchment first to practice. Or if they do well on parchment and you don't have a hard time removing them, maybe you could just use a drop of chocolate to glue the monogram onto the chocolates. Not to sure how that would look though.

ramacake Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 7:07am
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Definately the best thing would be to pipe the monograms out of chocolate. Whatever color that you think would be appropriate. You could use a piece of cardboard, or a cookie sheet or whatever you have that if flat. Put a layer of waxed paper over it and draw out whatever shape you are wanting. Then put in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or so, until they are firm. Then you can pick them up and attach them to the chocolates you are using, with more melted chocolate (same color). Chocolate acts as its own glue.

niccicola Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 10:54pm
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you could also use white/vanilla chocolate wafers. I buy them at AC Moore or Micheal's. The brand is Make 'n Mold.

Almond bark would be a good substitute, also. I get it at my grocery store, Kroger.

Just melt in the microwave, fill a parchment paper bag and pipe away!

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