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To Dip Or To Pour

post #1 of 20
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Ok ... To Dip Or To Pour ... That is the question. ALL of you Cake Ballers (sorry had to write it for fun) Which is your favorite or PREFERRED method of getting your cake balls all chocolated up? I've done the dipping and I think I will try the pouring this weekend. So Please Post away and let me know what you best and WHY!
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post #2 of 20
...I use a toothpick in each and drape the chocolate over them with a big spoon and let the excess run off!! I just posted a picture of a box of my balls under another thread titled something like..."Help, I Need Ideas..."
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post #3 of 20
I dip but I must confess I've never dried pouring.
post #4 of 20
I've tried both, but I like dipping the best.
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post #5 of 20
I am dippy too!
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post #6 of 20
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MrsMissy... I did see your picture that is what prompted me to make this post. Your cake balls loooked so much smoother than any of my dipped ones.
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post #7 of 20
I dip but have found that if the chocolate I'm using is either too hot or too cool--they won't be smooth.

I remember Jacques Torres saying that the perfect melting temp for tempered chocolate is in the closed palm of a hand. As such, I try and make sure that when I'm melting it--I only use simmering water--not boiling. It helps make a smooth, shiney finish.

I wonder if poured would be much faster? Probably messier.

Lisa
post #8 of 20
Well actually I find that poured is better for things where you don't need to coat the bottom, just a s poured fondant is great for covering the tops and sides of petit fours, you don't actually coat the bottom. It is messier too.
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post #9 of 20
Here are my first cake balls ever... I dipped them. I sat them on a small fork and dipped it straight in, then used my little spatula to push them off the fork onto paper to cool. In the pic, they are sweating a little because I had just pulled them out of the fridge.
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post #10 of 20
They look wonderful! Just a note, you don't need to refrigerate unless your room temperature is high. The chocolate sets at room temperature and they keep well, sealed in container (once fully cooled) at room temperature for about 3 days. After that the chocolate deteriorates slightly.
Gosh I wish I could have a couple with my coffee right now, haha! My coffee maker died, but fortunately made one cup first, haha!
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post #11 of 20
Thanks squirrelly, I had to put them in the fridge because I was running late and I had to ge the chocolate to set really quickly!
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post #12 of 20
They look yummy! I've only ever dipped them.

Debbie
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post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by peacockplace

Thanks squirrelly, I had to put them in the fridge because I was running late and I had to ge the chocolate to set really quickly!


Haha, I kind of figured there was a good reason. Just wanted to add those comments in case anyone thought you had to refridgerate to set like you do with molds.
Funny thing some folks find them too rich or sweet. I find that the chocolate coating actually makes them less sweet, so it just goes to show that we all have different taste buds. Personally though, I prefer just making them up with a bit of icing mixed into the scraps. I am not as keen on the Cookieman's recipe, but then I am not realy keen on Rum Balls or things like that, so that is likely why I find them too rich. Our tastes change a lot.
I have mixed some up using mostly jam instead of icing with the scraps and that was good too. Something about raspberry jam, cake and chocolate, haha! Well chocolate and almost anything works for me.
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post #14 of 20
Oh... I 'm with you on the raspberry jam... yummy!!!!
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post #15 of 20
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Well so far my favorite filling or combining agent has been my strawberry filling. icon_razz.gif SOOO YUMMY
I'm going to try it with the icing instead of the creamer. I think that is why they taste so rich to me!
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