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I'm sooo over white chocolate... HELP!!!!

post #1 of 26
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So once again I tried to melt white chocolate and of course it didn't do a thing.. I did it slow but as my luck goes something went wrong... I wish there was a fairy god mother who knows how to melt this stuff cause I sure could use her lol!

So since it didnt work out I figured out I would use it to make molding chocolate.. But of course thats not working.. If anyone has any suggestions on either prob I would so apperciate it! Thank you
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post #2 of 26
first off, what type of white chocolate is this? HOW are you melting the white chocolate? are you doing anything to it while melting? those things would be helpful. icon_smile.gif
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post #3 of 26
We would need more details to better help you. However, I only melt my chocolate over a water bath so I can better control the melting process.

As step0nmi said, "HOW are you melting the white chocolate?"
post #4 of 26
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lol o sorry... It's white chocolate chips.. I tried over the stove and then I tried the microwave... I stir it every so often just to see how much is melted...
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post #5 of 26
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When I did it over the stove I let the water come to a boil , took it off the heat then put the chips over it
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post #6 of 26
If it is Nestle, then it is just really vanilla flavored chips. The only supermarket brand white chocolate "chips" that I have found is Ghirardelli, meaning that they have cocoa butter in them. Baker's white chocolate is real white chocolate too (again, meaning that it has a percentage of cocoa butter)

As to the melting it, I do mine in the microwave at 20 to 30 second intervals. Microwave then take it out and stir with a rubber spatula, keep doing this until it is almost completely smooth. You don't want to do it for too long because it WILL burn.

If you only have access to the Nestle (etc) chips, try the microwave method and after the first or second turn in the oven, add about 1 tsp of vegetable shortening OR, if you can find it, food grade pure cocoa butter, to it and stir it really well. This will help it to melt smoother yet it will still "set up" once it cools.

HTH!! Good luck!!
post #7 of 26
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It was Nestle, and when I did it in 30 sec intervals.. but I did not use a rubber spatula..Maybe that was my problem? And the last time I added the shortening it made it worse I wonder what I did wrong there
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post #8 of 26
i find that the white vanilla chips from nestle never melt right. what Foxicakes said about Ghiradelli...those are much better.
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post #9 of 26
any amount of water...from the pan, from your spatula, from the boiling WILL seize the chocolate...it's very tricky business and I never do mine on the stove anymore :p
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post #10 of 26
How many 30 second intervals did you try before adding the shortening? Perhaps you had it in too long and it seized up. I really don't think the use of a spatula vs. a wooden spoon or other would have impacted the end result.

Sorry it's not working out. Consider changing chocolate brands. Foxicakes is right about chocolates from grocery stores. Ghiradelli or Guittard can be purchased from grocery stores and are good quality chocolate.
post #11 of 26
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Thank you all so much for your responses.
The first time I added the shorting I waited till the end. This time I did it the 3rd time that I put it in the microwave. Maybe I let it burn and I didn't catch it in time. I will try the chocolate that u all have recommended
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post #12 of 26
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I know about the water thing trust me I learned that one the hard way to lol
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post #13 of 26
I do modelling chocolate a LOT... but I use Wiltons White Candy Melts... they work much better. White chocoltae is very weird... it does not have the same characteristics as the brown one.. here are cakes I covered/wrapped and decorated in modelling chocolate using Wiltons Candy melts:

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post #14 of 26
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Those are very pretty!!!. What is the recipe with candy melts? I've just worked with fondant so im new to the chocolate molding thing
I have a rock n roll angel watching over me... I'll never forget you and you will always be missed.. R.I.P sweet Stephen



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I have a rock n roll angel watching over me... I'll never forget you and you will always be missed.. R.I.P sweet Stephen



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post #15 of 26
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Those are very pretty!!!. What is the recipe with candy melts? I've just worked with fondant so im new to the chocolate molding thing
I have a rock n roll angel watching over me... I'll never forget you and you will always be missed.. R.I.P sweet Stephen



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