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Old 12-13-2008, 02:44 PM
 
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what can I use instead? I need to dip my cake balls in it. Can I use white chocolate chips or melted frosting? If so, how?
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Old 12-13-2008, 03:13 PM
 
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anyone?
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Old 12-13-2008, 03:23 PM
 
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I have dipped fruit, cookies, cake into melted chocolate frosting as a type of fondue. The frosting coats these items pretty well but it is a thin coating.

I would think you could melt the chocolate chips or frosting in the microwave--30 seconds or more.
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Old 12-13-2008, 03:31 PM
 
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ryou can use just regular chocolate morsals of any flavor...
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Old 12-13-2008, 05:36 PM
 
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thanks!
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:31 PM
 
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Chocolate chips with a tiny bit of paraffin is exactly what dipping chocolate is. Make sure you temper the chocolate to 88-90degrees F. Otherwise you won't get that yummy snap, and it may seperate on you.
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:36 PM
 
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errrrr... I don't keep paraffin on hand nor a candy thermometer, lol. But thank you spider!
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:41 PM
 
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errrrr... I don't keep paraffin on hand nor a candy thermometer, lol. But thank you spider!
I know how that is. Just past its melting point, so it feels warm on the inside of your wrist/touched to your lower lip but not any hotter than that. Just at melted, essentially. A trick my grandma taught me.
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:47 PM
 
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I love you! thank you!
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:50 PM
 
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I know how that is. Just past its melting point, so it feels warm on the inside of your wrist/touched to your lower lip but not any hotter than that. Just at melted, essentially. A trick my grandma taught me.
Lot to be said for these techniques. I used to do a lot of field work where moderate temperatures were significant and important. 125degF you can hold it and grimace 150degF you can hold it tight and then immediately let go. Above that it will burn you and you don't want to touch. Stuff I worked with, 125deg and 140deg were significant.
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