Dipping Foam Balls For Chocolate Bon Bon Display

Decorating By Jenny BakesAlot Updated 17 Dec 2014 , 2:50pm by Jenny BakesAlot

Jenny BakesAlot Posted 16 Dec 2014 , 2:34pm
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A friend started a business selling chocolates, mainly in ball form.  She asked me to cover 48 of them in dark brown and light brown fondant for her to use for displays since they will pretty much last forever.  I have been procrastinating this for a couple of weeks because it is DREADFUL!  Is there a way I can dip them instead, maybe in a liquid fondant or royal icing or something, anything?  Something that will last for a long time, unlike real chocolate, which will eventually go bad.  Any suggestions?

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Jenny BakesAlot Posted 16 Dec 2014 , 2:55pm
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I meant she wants me to cover 48 foam balls.

Jenny BakesAlot Posted 16 Dec 2014 , 6:58pm
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Can anyone help me?  Please!

melmar02 Posted 16 Dec 2014 , 7:23pm
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I saw a you tube video on melting Satin Ice to use instead of poured fondant. I don't remember too much about the results, but I think the video was by the aubergine chef.

jgifford Posted 16 Dec 2014 , 11:19pm
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I used foam balls to make cake pop dummies.  I treated them just like little balls of cake and dipped them in the melted candy.  They worked great and as long as they don't get wet or damaged, they should be ok.


jgifford Posted 16 Dec 2014 , 11:25pm
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Ok, let's see if I can get the picture to load this time.


Dummy baby rattle I made for display.

Jenny BakesAlot Posted 17 Dec 2014 , 2:50pm
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Those are so cute!  I didn't want to use chocolate because after time, the chocolate goes bad and turns white.  Also, there are a few restaurants that can get real warm by the kitchen, so she doesn't want them melting.  They will be displays at various businesses that will sell them for her.  

Thank you for the aubergine chef referral.  I watched it, and although I didn't use that method, I plan on using it in the future!

I ended up adding plenty of corn syrup to my fondant and just wrapped them all.  It wasn't too bad, actually!  It was nice and soft, and the creases closed up easily.

Thank you for your replies!

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