I usually use "paramount crystals" to thin my chocolate and candy melts. I am totally out, cake store opens late today and client will be here in an hour. Can I use shortning to thin the chocolate? Will it still get hard? How much to 1 pound of chocolate?
(I also posted in candy forum....sorry...Im in a hurry)
I was going to say vegetable oil - just a few drops. Also I took a candy class and the instructor there uses food grade paraffin wax (available in any grocery store-like you seal homemade jelly with). She just grates it and sprinkles some into the melting candy melts to smooth them out, increase pourability and increase shine. And it's cheap - think I paid $2.78 for a box of GulfWax (brand name at Walmart) - 4 slabs in the box and I used less than half of 1 slab for almost 2 pounds of dark chocolate candy melts.
You can also use Paramount Crystals. They are basically flakes of shortening. Not sure where to buy them though. I use Crisco, and put about a tablespoon at a time in until I get the consistency I want. I use the Wilton chocolate melter if that helps with figuring out proportion.
Thanks, I used a little shortning, it worked ok....but I realy like the paramount crystals. Im actually on my way to the cake store now, so I will get a large bag.