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Chocolate curls!!

post #1 of 14
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I am just wondering if candy melts (non Wilton) can be used to make chocolate curls. I bought a marble pastry board the other day and I have Milk Chocolate Flavored A'Peels made by Guittard. I wonder if those will work. I've never made chocolate curls but I have a new chocolatier book and I want to give them a whirl! I'm trying to keep from hauling my two kids out to go to the store to buy chocolate chips!


Amy
post #2 of 14
I don't see why not. I make chocolate curls using a hunk of almond bark and a potato peeler!
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post #3 of 14
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I'll have to try that next. I went ahead and melted the melts and made curls and shavings and it worked great. I just wanted to give them a try for a "for the fun of it cake"! I just finished it and am posting it now.


Amy
post #4 of 14
They look great!!! I am glad to know that they can be made out of either or.
post #5 of 14
Your chocolate curls look great. All your cakes are beautiful too!
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post #6 of 14
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Thank you MrsMissey!!! That means a lot. Thank you both and all for the compliments. I had fun with it and it was easy. I'm going to have fun with the colored melts!!!!!


Amy
post #7 of 14
Amy those look great! I'm usually a Hershey bar kinda chocolate curler but sometimes I go through so many to get the number I need. I did a choc/choc covered strawberry cake with a ton of them one time (in my profile).
Then when you mentioned the candy melts, I realized OOH! More colors! Duh! It's early I guess?! That's a great idea!!! One question for you, how thick did you make the slab??
Thanks and you did an awesome job!
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post #8 of 14
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The chocolate was probably an 1/8 in thick. I just poured some on my pastry board and started spreading it with my rubber spatula until I though it was thin enough without seeing the board through the chocolate. It didn't take much at all. It took a little more than a hand full of melts. I took my large blade knife and used a gentle sawing motion left and right, left and right to get the curls. Depending on how much pressure I used I got shavings sometimes and curls. I might have let my chocolate sit too long to get really good curls but this was my first time trying. I think I let it sit at least 15 minutes.

I'm going to try colored curls today!!!


Good luck!!!!!!! Thank you by the way, forgot to mention that in my opening.


Amy
post #9 of 14
You can do anything with real chocolate.
I think those Wilton disks are just easier for a beginner to work with.
post #10 of 14
They turned out awesome! i am gonna have to try some.
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post #11 of 14
Your curls look great! I love yours too Mama Frog! You guys keep making me want to try something new. Today I guess I'd better stay focussed on the orders I have for this weekend. Cake one and two are cooling now and cookie dough is mixed.
post #12 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Niki027

You can do anything with real chocolate.
I think those Wilton disks are just easier for a beginner to work with.




Do you have any examples with real chocolate that we can see?
post #13 of 14
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You can do anything with real chocolate.
I think those Wilton disks are just easier for a beginner to work with.



I wouldn't say that b/c the chocolate cake in my profile was one of the first major cakes I did and that was with a Hershey bar! Can't get much easier than a bar of chocolate and a veggie peeler! I think what she did seems harder. All I did was unwrap it, half for me and half for the cake! icon_redface.gif
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post #14 of 14
Sorry, I don't. I still need to get a digital camera. icon_cry.gif
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