How Do I Make White Chocolate Planks/plaques?

Decorating By Heather87 Updated 4 Sep 2010 , 8:48am by kkbritt8

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wendalls Posted 30 Aug 2010 , 9:45pm
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Hi

If you go to the cake decorating forum there is a sticky on wrapping cakes in chocolate. You could use a similar method - cutting the pieces then applying rather than wrapping the full sheet around the cake.

Maggie30701 Posted 30 Aug 2010 , 9:54pm
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Hi Heather, You have the right idea. However, I would add a couple tsp of corn syrup so that the chocolate is pliable enough to stay in tact when you cut it. Otherwise you run the risk of having many broken pieces. Oh and dont overheat the chocolate because you will have a not so smooth finish. Hope this helps.

msulli10 Posted 30 Aug 2010 , 11:24pm
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That's a great tutorial. Thanks zespri for posting. The cake sounds devine, but I'm not sure I know how to convert the measurements to US.

zespri Posted 30 Aug 2010 , 11:29pm
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yes, it's a yummy cake to be sure! In the front of all of my cookbooks is a conversion table, maybe yours does too? Otherwise, there are 2.2 pounds to a kilogram.

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That's a great tutorial. Thanks zespri for posting. The cake sounds devine, but I'm not sure I know how to convert the measurements to US.


bobwonderbuns Posted 30 Aug 2010 , 11:49pm
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What a great tutorial!! Thanks for sharing that!!

wendalls Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 2:58am
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to convert from US is easy just type in to google e.g:

'How many lbs is 200gms' and google will give you an answer, just like a calculator would.

wendalls Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 2:59am
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being from New Zealand I need to do this constantly to get metric from US weights.

zespri Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 3:06am
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*waves* to the fellow kiwi

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Originally Posted by wendalls

being from New Zealand I need to do this constantly to get metric from US weights.


wendalls Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 3:12am
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Originally Posted by zespri

*waves* to the fellow kiwi

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Originally Posted by wendalls

being from New Zealand I need to do this constantly to get metric from US weights.




GOsh HI!!!!!

zespri Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 3:15am
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hehe... it's pretty cool to find another kiwi on the www, not so many of us in the grand scheme of things!

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Originally Posted by zespri

*waves* to the fellow kiwi

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Originally Posted by wendalls

being from New Zealand I need to do this constantly to get metric from US weights.




GOsh HI!!!!!


kkbritt8 Posted 4 Sep 2010 , 8:48am
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Wow! This is the second thread I've read tonight of things I've been mulling around in my head for days now! I had this exact question. Thanks for the tutorial, zespri.

Now, do you think I would be able to put an edible image on those chocolate panels? My plan is to put a collage of pictures for my dad's 60th bday starting at one end when he's young and working around to when he's older.

By the way - here's a great site I use all the time when figuring out measurement conversions:

http://www.reluctantgourmet.com/conversion_tables.htm

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