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post #1 of 242
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I have been trying to do chocolate transfers for a little while now, and didnt have good luck at first. With the help of CC users, I think I finally got the hang of them and now I love it! here is a pic of my *first* CT that was up to my standards. I will be putting it on my son's 1st birthday cake that I am doing as winnie the pooh theme. any constructive critism appreciated. Thanks for looking!
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post #2 of 242
nice job-he's adorable!
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post #3 of 242
that is really really good!!!!
post #4 of 242
Could you teach me how to do that??? It looks awesome!
post #5 of 242
Isnt that gorgeous!

What tips do you think made the difference?

what type of chocolate did u use?
post #6 of 242
I don't even know what a chocolate transfer is! It looks great!
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post #7 of 242
Love it! Can we have instructions!
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post #8 of 242
Wow, your transfer is fabulous! Congrats! thumbs_up.gif

I love chocolate transfers and use them on nearly all of my cakes. I think it's such a great way to add a tasty design to a cake.
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post #9 of 242
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Thanks everyone! I am excited about this finally turning out! Everyone raved about them, but I just couldnt get it right, not to mention it was so messy and time consuming at first! Here are the things that made it easier for me (thanks for CC!)

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What tips do you think made the difference?

what type of chocolate did u use?





I used parchment bags to do most of the work. The hole was really tiny that way and I had more contol. Not to mention it was easier than cleaning up bags and cheaper than disposible ones.

I used a toothpick for drawing in the really tiny lines in some places.

I kept the bags on a heating pad to keep the chocolate melted.

Originally I bought the candy colors and the flo coat to make the colors, but it was a lot of work, not to mention it made the candy taste kind of bad, so I just bought the wilton candy melts in all different colors.

I heated the chocolate in small baby food jars. That way I can just keep the left overs in there and it was less messy.

Also I did the transfers on a report cover. That way they turned out shiny instead of matte finish. It was nice because I could put the pic inside the folder and I could see it really well. I also popped it in the freezer for a few minutes before removing the chocolate. The first one I left in just a little too long so it was a little bent, but not bad.
post #10 of 242
It looks great! You have inspired me...I think that I am going to have to give CT a try!!!
post #11 of 242
you did a great job & thanks for the info on "how-to" i've really been wanting to do more with chocolate.
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post #12 of 242
It came out great. They're alot of fun aren't they. I get alot of orders for these on cakes. Just finished a spiderman one yesterday.
post #13 of 242
That looks amazing! i cant wait to try them again, i had a real hard time with the tiny lines, but the parchment trangle seems to be the way to go! Thanks for inspiring me to try again.
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That Pooh Bear is fantastic! I saw that someone said to use candy colors to color the chocolate? Is that what you're supposed to use? I've been using my regular colors! I was wondering why sometimes when I put the color in it would get all clumpy. But it didn't happen all of the time. So I need to buy candy colors? I don't see many varieties in my town of already colored candy melts.
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That Pooh Bear is fantastic! I saw that someone said to use candy colors to color the chocolate? Is that what you're supposed to use? I've been using my regular colors! I was wondering why sometimes when I put the color in it would get all clumpy. But it didn't happen all of the time. So I need to buy candy colors? I don't see many varieties in my town of already colored candy melts.



Yeah, the regular colors will cause the chocolate to seize up. Someone on here said though that they used regular colors and added some crisco to it and it works for them. You can also buy the flo coat (from here) to add to the regular colors and that worked. I still found though that the chocolate didnt really taste that good with candy colors or with the added flo coat. The colored candy melts just worked better for me.
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