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Chocolate decoration

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#1 mm84321

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:24 AM

I am trying to make this spiral shaped chocolate decoration. Unfortunately, the recipe I am going by gives no instructions for it. My first thought was to spread tempered chocolate on some acetate, cut into shape with a razor blade, then roll around a pin and let set. I am not sure if that will even work, or if there may be a better technique for making something such as this.

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#2 Chocolot

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:42 AM

I think you are on the right track. I would spread tempered chocolate on acetate, score with a needle and lay inside a cylinder like a cut PVC pipe. When set up, peel off and and the cut edges should separate.

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#3 Lisa Shock

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:44 AM

Generally, you can cut the acetate first. I think this was probably placed inside of a small cake ring until it was set.

#4 AnythingButPlainChocolate

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:14 PM

I agree, pre-cut, then once you've lifted it (coated in chocolate) run your fingers along the edges to neaten them.

"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy chocolate, and that's kinda the same thing really."

#5 mm84321

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:03 PM

Thanks all. I think I will try pre-cutting the acetate, as I imagine it will end up looking neater that way. I'll report back with results.