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Topic: How to get a smooth coating
spongebob6 05/18/2011 8:55 PM
So I just used my new babycakes cakepop machine,. I had no problem with the machine. My problem was decorating the cake balls.I tried dipping them in the chocolate and it came out in globs. I tried spooning the melts on and they still didn't come out smooth. What's the best way to cover these?
Chewy Chunkies 05/19/2011 11:07 AM
Are you using candy melts or chocolate? I have added shortening to the chocolate and/or candy melts to make it smoother... or maybe you aren't heating the chocolate long enough?
hope that helps
spongebob6 05/19/2011 11:24 AM
I'm using candy melts.I will try the shortening and to heat it for longer.How much shortening do you use?
Chewy Chunkies 05/20/2011 3:28 PM
I just play around with it... I'm guessing a tsp for 1/2 a bag of melts.
Gretchenc 05/22/2011 5:38 PM
I use Paramount Crystals to thin and smooth melted coatings. You can buy them at cake decorating stores. I think they are made of shortening, but work well, esp. with white and colors, which never seem to melt as well as regular chocolate. Hope this helps..