cazza1 Posted 7 Feb 2013 , 5:46am
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I know that sugar paste decorations will last for years once set but does anyone know how long modelling chocolate decorations will last for?  Thanks in  advance for any help.

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cazza1 Posted 7 Feb 2013 , 5:47am
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Ohh and can I use cooking chocolate or should I use couveture?  Which will give better results if any.
 

cazza1 Posted 10 Feb 2013 , 11:36am
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Please, please does anyone know the answer
 

-K8memphis Posted 10 Feb 2013 , 1:56pm
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they last a long time but they can get that fuzzy look that chocolate gets-- a little bloomy--they kinda dull --get dry looking--waxy--but it takes quite awhile so they have a pretty good shelf life but not as nice as fondant/gum paste

 

i usually use the 'fake' chocolate made with vegetable oils rather than made with cocoa butter because i mean i'm plying it with corn syrup so the flavor is definitely going sideways anyhow and sometimes i add vanilla powder & stuff to bolster the flavor

 

hey--so my results in paragraph one ^^^ are based mostly on non-cocoa butter chocolate too

 

the results are the same within each type of choco

 

some people have a lot of trouble making this stuff but it is pretty straigh forward if you know what to expect

 

get your corn syrup/glucose about the same temp as the completely melted choco

 

when you combine them --work steady--don't go answer the phone--it will seem to seize pretty quickly after just getting them combined--up to that point you're thinking--wow cool this went well--pretty easy--i'll just give this anoth..er st..ir--er er er agh spoon won't move

 

and just let it set up

 

and if it separates you can work the oil back in or pour it off

 

it's really a work horse product

 

you can smooth seams with the heat of fingers

 

so remember it's a temperature based dough--it needs to be all the same temp to perform for you

 

you got this!

-K8memphis Posted 10 Feb 2013 , 1:59pm
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but if i ever temper choco i use a very informal seeding method

 

i avoid tempering it

 

so there's that too

cazza1 Posted 17 Feb 2013 , 12:07pm
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Thanks for the info
 

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