When I am making my modeling chocolate I have noticed lately I have a lot of clumps. Almost like the some of the chocolate is turning into a small pearl like balls. How can I fix this? It has happened with the last several batches that I have made. I normally don't have this problem.
Ive had this problem before, and never found a solution. I started thinking maybe i didnt melt the chocolate thoroughly, but I think its more science-y than that....Maybe the chocolate is crystallizing? I dunno....Somebody help us! :)
OK, look at Lauren Kitchens tutorial on making modeling chocolate on youtube.. I took her demo at ices convention and she is great. I have made it for years, but my next batch will be using her technique. hth
AAdd some glycerine when you're melting the chocolate before you add the corn syrup.
ADoes the glycerine make it more pliable?
AI should change that from glycerine to crisco. When you're melting the chocolate make sure that it's lump-free, and if it's not smoothing out completely put a tablespon or so of crisco into it and that should help smooth out the lumps. If you're ending up with lumpy candy clay then you didn't have it completely smooth. It's sometimes hard to tell, though, because they hide in the pot of melted chocolate. Adding some glycerine to it will help make it more pliable when it cools off but it won't smooth it out when it's being melted. I wrote about this problem a while ago on my blog, here's the link: http://www.acaketorememberva.blogspot.com/2012/09/stupid-merckens-white-candy-discs.html