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post #16 of 18
If you want shiny decos that will "snap" when you bite them, you can thin the melts with paramount crystals. If you use shortening or veg oil, they'll be duller and softer.

You honestly don't need to thin the melts to get them right for piping. If you get them melted properly, they'll work fine. The melts will set up in the outline immediately and then use them to fill in. Keep the tip of the bag or bottle buried in the chocolate and work quickly.

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post #17 of 18
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Rae, thank you so much for your help!

I think maybe I'm not melting them correctly. I am using a plastic bottle and melting them in the microwave. I'll try to thin it out a bit and work quickly like you said. Thank you again!
post #18 of 18
They don't melt well in those bottles.

Melt them in a microwave safe bowl on 50% power on short bursts, stirring after each cycle. Once you get them to the consistency you like, transfer them to the bottle. You can keep the rest melted by placing the bowl on an electric hot pad set on low (put a cake board on top of the bowl). If you have 2 bottles, you can keep one fluid by putting it in a coffee cup filled with hot water and put that on the heating pad, too.

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