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Choco-Pan Fondant Disapointment

post #1 of 10
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I hate to have two negative post's in one day, but am I the only one who had a bad experience with this stuff. Did I do something wrong?? I used the Choco-pan (without the broken top) for the first time I took half nuked it on low for 7 seconds, kneaded it, rolled it out and when I went to lift it and put it on the cake it broke apart almost disintegrated. I tried 4 more times and even the one time I had gotten it over the cake in one piece it started tearing and falling apart, I had to through all of it out, and now have to go by a stupid store bought cake for my own son's birthday icon_cry.gif At least I have my figures I can add. Has this happened to any of you or did I somehow do something wrong?
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post #2 of 10
I've had similar experience with ChocoPan but I found that mixing it 50/50 with Wiltons works great. I got a workable, tasty fondant that I use often.
I don't know about colors other than white. I have some black ChocoPan that I'll probably have to mix with black Satin Ice. Plus- I don't nuke my fondant. HTH icon_smile.gif
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post #3 of 10
Choco-Pan is tricky but putting it in the microwave even for a second breaks it down. You can put it in the fridge for 20 mins and it will stiffen back up. I just put it in a warm place before I use it...it's all I use...but realize that it takes more practice than most icon_smile.gif HTH
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Originally Posted by anasazi17

Choco-Pan is tricky but putting it in the microwave even for a second breaks it down. You can put it in the fridge for 20 mins and it will stiffen back up. I just put it in a warm place before I use it...it's all I use...but realize that it takes more practice than most icon_smile.gif HTH



I just did what the container told me toicon_smile.gif I never nuke my fondant. I think I'll just contunie to make my own
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post #5 of 10
Chocopan is tricky but i've never micro it either. It sounds like you got it too hot. For me the taste is worth the extra effort
post #6 of 10
Yes, this happened to me over a year ago with the white chocolate. I was using it to cover a smash cake and I fell apart. I never bought the stuff again.
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post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by multilayered

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Originally Posted by anasazi17

Choco-Pan is tricky but putting it in the microwave even for a second breaks it down. You can put it in the fridge for 20 mins and it will stiffen back up. I just put it in a warm place before I use it...it's all I use...but realize that it takes more practice than most icon_smile.gif HTH



I just did what the container told me toicon_smile.gif I never nuke my fondant. I think I'll just contunie to make my own



The container just has a caution that IF you are using a microwave to be cautious. In the actual step by step there isn't direction to put it in the microwave. I don't intend to be rude...it is just a great product by a really great bunch of folks.
post #8 of 10
i forgot to mention, I did NOT put it in the microwave.
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post #9 of 10
I didn't have any success with Choco-Pan on its own, but I too love it mixed with Wilton or Satin Ice! It tastes good, rolls well, and is good for modeling - HTH
post #10 of 10
I used chocolate Fondarific this weekend and you could roll and lift it no problem. The only thing I didn't like is the texture seemed rubbery. I did like that you didn't have to dust your work surface or as you said when you try to lift it the fondant falls apart that was a plus for me. I guess I just have to get past the rubber texture and it could be a great fondant. I do love the taste.
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