Cake Balls

Decorating By sonyalaura Updated 30 Aug 2010 , 7:38pm by Auntie_RaRa

sonyalaura Posted 30 Aug 2010 , 5:30pm
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Hello all,
Please can somebody assist me with a cake ball problem. I tried making cake balls for the first time. The chocolate I used stiffened up pretty fast and did not look smooth on the balls like everyone elses I see. Also it was pretty messing trying to cover the balls. Im going for a smoother finish. Any suggestions?

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motherofgrace Posted 30 Aug 2010 , 5:40pm
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are you freezing them?

And also you have to tap off the chocolate

sonyalaura Posted 30 Aug 2010 , 5:43pm
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Yes...I froze them, but maybe not long enough. I wonder if it is the chocolate Im using. Before I knew it the chocolate started getting stiff and was not going on the balls smooth. Should I use a squeeze bottle??

MariaK38 Posted 30 Aug 2010 , 7:13pm
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What type of chocolate are you using? I've always had trouble with the Wilton's candy melts, they get solid way too soon.
Now I use Merckens, and they're great.
You can also use paramount crystals (basically flaked shortening) during the melting process to thin out your chocolate.

Good luck!

Auntie_RaRa Posted 30 Aug 2010 , 7:38pm
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I don't freeze the bites before dipping, maybe pop them in the fridge for a few minutes when I need the table space. For me, the Wilton candy melts just didn't work...I only use Merkens. For my cake bite wedding cakes, I only use Merkens super white chocolate.

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