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Using Chocolate as "Glue"

post #1 of 11
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I am going to be bonding a minature peanut butter cup with a flat piece of Godiva chocolate square. The recipe calls for using melted "candy coating" as the bond, but I don't know what that is nor can I find it anywhere. Candy Melts were suggested, but the flavor is lacking, so I wondered if anyone has ever used Nestle' milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips to melt and use as a bond. I've never done melting and gluing with chocolate before, so the easier the better! Thanks for your help!
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post #2 of 11
Any kind of melted chocolate works like a charm for bonding edible things. I use it all the time.
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post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by Marianna46

Any kind of melted chocolate works like a charm for bonding edible things. I use it all the time.



I probably glue something with chocolate on 98% of my cakes! i'll even put a dot of chocolate behind a 3d blade of gumpaste grass to make it lie perfectly!
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I know, ajwonka - the stuff works so well it becomes addictive!
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I know, ajwonka - the stuff works so well it becomes addictive!
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post #6 of 11
as a pastry cook in a hotel, i have to partially disagree about using any chocolate. but it will mostly depend on what you are glueing, how heavy it is, and how it's placed on the cake (on the side versus on the top). using chocolate chips isnt the best option but thats the professional baker in me. if thats what you have, and it works for you, go for it!
post #7 of 11
The only caveat I'll make to using chocolate as glue is this: If the thing it's on is outside in the heat (like we are having now), the chocolate will melt and things will slide off. I know someone this happened to, but thankfully it was a dummy cake.
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Yes, that's true! And I can only say "I hear ya" to all the people who are suffering from the heat! It does nothing for your cakes or your mood, either.
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post #9 of 11
Yes - using chocolate to "glue" one piece of chocolate to another piece of chocolate is totally OK.

Although I agree with some of the comments that it does not always work best in the heat or when attaching things to the sides of a cake - in this case you are asking about attching a choc square to the bottom of a reeses cup - two flat surface that meet flush. So this will work fine! You will not need much - and instead of using chips you could just melt a few of your Godiva squares to use. I made this same thing last year (but on a pop stick) and I used melted choc to attach the two pieces as well as a mini M&M on top as part of the tassel.

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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by superwawa

Yes - using chocolate to "glue" one piece of chocolate to another piece of chocolate is totally OK.

Although I agree with some of the comments that it does not always work best in the heat or when attaching things to the sides of a cake - in this case you are asking about attching a choc square to the bottom of a reeses cup - two flat surface that meet flush. So this will work fine! You will not need much - and instead of using chips you could just melt a few of your Godiva squares to use. I made this same thing last year (but on a pop stick) and I used melted choc to attach the two pieces as well as a mini M&M on top as part of the tassel.

I'll try to post a pic (I never added to my photos because it is not cake) but that has not bee working for me lately icon_wink.gif



Well of course the photo did not work! PM me if you want to see the pic!
post #11 of 11
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Thank you all for your input! I am not placing my "glued" items on a cake, so that's no worry. I am making little graduation caps on lollipop sticks. However I WILL make sure to keep them indoors as I don't know how warm it will be and definitely don't want the tops of the morterboards sliding off the peanut butter cups! Thank you for bringing that to light! And superwawa...hahaha! How did you know I was making the little graduation caps? You're obviously familiar with the mini Reese's peanut butter cup/Godiva chocolate squares ingredients I posted! All that considered, I will attempt to melt the Nestles chocolate chips to bond my flat Godiva chocolate squares to the bottom of the (upside down) miniature Reeses' peanut butter cup and cross my fingers! Thank you ALL for your wonderful and thoughtful comments! I am grateful!
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