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Warming a mold with small amount of colored cocoa butter


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I'm experimenting with adding a very small amount of cocoa butter decoration onto bars I'm making and am not sure whether I should heat the moulds up with a hair dryer as I would for completely bare moulds or just abandoning this step. I would avoid blowing directly onto where the cocoa butter is as much as possible. Thoughts?

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39 minutes ago, Kerry Beal said:

I am not a fan of heating molds anyway - but opinions differ on this.  I vote 'don't heat'.

 

 

I agree.  Unless your work space is unusually cold, I see no reason to do it, and there is the danger of getting them too warm.

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I've made some experiments with heating the moulds and I don't really notice any difference. Maybe it could be an issue if you're working space is really cold? Like 18° or so? Not sure. But I don't get more glossy chocolates by heating the mould before moulding.

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