What Type Of Chocolate For Cake Balls?

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nonilm Posted 16 May 2010 , 11:14pm
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What type of chocolate works best for cake balls? Candy melts, ganache, something else?

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mamawrobin Posted 17 May 2010 , 2:32am
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I use chocolate chips.

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motherofgrace Posted 17 May 2010 , 2:45am
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i use just regular chocolate wafers

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sweetiesbykim Posted 17 May 2010 , 2:46am
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Ganache doesn't set up and stays sticky, unlike dipping in coating or chocolate. I use chocolate icon_smile.gif

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metria Posted 17 May 2010 , 2:56am
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i've been using Baker's brand chocolate.

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mamawrobin Posted 17 May 2010 , 4:33am
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Originally Posted by sweetiesbykim

Ganache doesn't set up and stays sticky, unlike dipping in coating or chocolate. I use chocolate icon_smile.gif




Kim is right. Ganache isn't something you can use for this. thumbs_up.gif

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nonilm Posted 17 May 2010 , 10:18pm
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mamawrobin - Do you add anything to the chocolate chips or just melt and dip?

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mlocklear Posted 17 May 2010 , 10:57pm
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chocolate bark

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ramie7224 Posted 17 May 2010 , 11:05pm
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I just use melted chocolate. Melt and dip- easy peasy.

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mamawrobin Posted 18 May 2010 , 12:31am
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mamawrobin - Do you add anything to the chocolate chips or just melt and dip?




I add 1 Tablespoon of shortening for each cup of chocolate chips. thumbs_up.gif

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nonilm Posted 18 May 2010 , 1:08am
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thanks everyone!

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Normita Posted 18 May 2010 , 1:21am
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I buy the candy chocolate from the ghiradelli store. It comes in white and milk chocolate.

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DaveInTulsa Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 2:28am
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I used chocolate chips with a little veg. oil and it set up when in the fridge, but back to room temperature it was soft. I was hoping it would set up like a candy shell.

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