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Making Cake Balls - Chocolate too thick

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Is there anything I can add to the chocolate to make it thinner?
post #2 of 13
Add a spoonful of shortening to the melted chocolate, and stir until it's all mixed in.
post #3 of 13
Had to add oil. The cake pops I made had mini marshmallows "glued" to the ball and the chocolate was too thick and heavy. Thinning it with oil worked pretty well. HTH
post #4 of 13
You can also thin the chocolate by adding some milk while you are heating your chocolate. But, add very little milk at a time. Start off with 1/4 tsp and keep stirring. Keep doing this until you have the desired consistency. Hope this helps.
post #5 of 13
add shortening
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by Cake_whiz

You can also thin the chocolate by adding some milk while you are heating your chocolate. But, add very little milk at a time. Start off with 1/4 tsp and keep stirring. Keep doing this until you have the desired consistency. Hope this helps.
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Really? I thought any liquid mixed with the melted chocolate would seize it. Interesting!
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post #7 of 13
I really hate adding oil to chocolate cause I can always taste it in the chocolate. The best thing to add would be cocoa butter but it's really hard to come by where I'm from. I use a really good coating chocolate, normally Callebaut. Some of the cheaper brands really taste awful. You could also use a really good baking chocolate which is similar to coating chocolate in that it has lots of cocoa butter in it which makes it good for coating.
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post #8 of 13
Coating chocolate (aka candy melts: Guittard A'peels, Merckens, Wilton Candy Melts) will not melt to a proper "thin" consistency if they are too old.

On the Wilton site, an experienced decorator recommended: if you need to thin down thick candies, add 2 tsp shortening to 400g (14.1 ounces) candy melts

The BEST product to use to thin candy melts is Paramount Crystals. Paramount Crystals are available online or at specialty cake stores.

Personally, I think Wilton Candy Melts are terrible!!! If that's what you're using, that's probably the reason the candy is too thick. I took a candy class and we went thru about 12 lbs. of Guittard A'peels. They melt beautifully and should be the consistency of pancake batter when you lift your spatula.
post #9 of 13
If you don't want, or don't care, if the chocolate will set up somewhat soft & dull, you can add shortening or veg. oil to thin it.

If you want the chocolate to set up hard & shiny, then the paramount crystals are the way to go. You can even add some candy melts/confectioner's coating/wafers because the primary oil in them--palm kernel--is the same as what is in the paramount crystals.

HTH
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post #10 of 13
I cant seem to find Candy melts in South Africa-Wilton or Merckens. And nobody ships here. is there any other way to them some here that wont be expensive
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Originally Posted by BakedCT

I cant seem to find Candy melts in South Africa-Wilton or Merckens. And nobody ships here. is there any other way to them some here that wont be expensive



Did you try GSA?
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Originally Posted by BakedCT

I cant seem to find Candy melts in South Africa-Wilton or Merckens. And nobody ships here. is there any other way to them some here that wont be expensive

 

Assuming you live in Johannesburg, they sell candy melts at Kitchenique in Woodmead at Woodmead Retail Park and at Home Stuff at The Bright Water Commons.

post #13 of 13

I agree with Apti, I use Paramount Crystals whenever I need to thin my chocolate for cake balls, cake pops, etc. It is the best product for thinning AND it doesn't change the taste. I get mine at a little specialty store near me (Chicago) called Delicious Creations. I don't know what I would do without the paramount crystals!!  

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