Chocolate Details

Decorating By maude Updated 5 Jan 2010 , 1:24pm by maude

maude Posted 3 Jan 2010 , 9:00pm
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How do you do chocolate piping on the side of a cake? What type of chocolate to use? Thanks

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ChefDePatisserie Posted 4 Jan 2010 , 7:09pm
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I recommend ganache for piping out.

For example the mixture of 1 part of dark couverture chocolate (finely chopped) and 1 part of hot heavy cream... stir until the chocolate melts.
Set aside for cooling until the mixture is firm enough for piping out.


deetmar Posted 4 Jan 2010 , 11:06pm
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If you have warm hands, you can melt the chocolate discs, put them in a piping bag, and pipe that way. The problem is when the chocolate starts to get hard. I have used a plastic tip on my bag, and thrown it in the microwave to warm it back up. I have also had a pot of hot water beside me, and put the bag in the water, in between times.

MrsMabe Posted 5 Jan 2010 , 8:35am
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I also read a tip on here saying to keep a heating pad (like you'd use on a sore back) with a clean towel over it on the counter. Have two bags filled and keep one on the pad while you use the other.

maude Posted 5 Jan 2010 , 1:24pm
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Thanks for all the info guys.

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