Help My Chocolate Keeps Cracking In The Mold

Decorating By beamom Updated 10 Nov 2008 , 10:09pm by jenlg

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beamom Posted 7 Nov 2008 , 4:14am
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I am trying to make a wine bottle in a chocolate mold, but it contiues to crack. icon_cry.gif can someone help me on this. I am almost out of chocolate.

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cylstrial Posted 7 Nov 2008 , 1:36pm
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Is it cracking when you take the chocolate out of the mold? Or while it is still in the mold? What kind of chocolate are you using?

Hmmm.. I've never really had my chocolate crack. Hopefully, someone else can help you!

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PinkZiab Posted 7 Nov 2008 , 1:52pm
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Are you using real chocolate or coating chocolate/candy melts? With either you need to ensure that your molds are exceptionally clean so the chocolate can retract from the mold and it should slip right out with little effort when set. If the molds aren't totally clean the chocolate/candy will adhere to whatever is in there and as it sets it can crack, rather than retract away from the walls of the mold. There could be other issues, but we'd need more info.

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MRMonroe Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 9:55pm
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Is there a difference between chocolate and candy melt?

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jescapades Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 10:07pm
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yes, candy melts aren't really chocolate - they are chocolate flavored.

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jenlg Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 10:09pm
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I had a chocolates business for years. The only time I had chocolate crack was when it was in the fridge/freezer too long. I used the Merkens chocolate.

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