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Makig transfer sheets with acetates and cocoa butter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gap Apr 9, 2012. 12 Replies

Hi, this is my first time in this forum. We are starting a small factory, I always read your posts and comments, its been very helpful!.We want to make something different in our market like transfer…Continue

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Gap replied to Maria Beatriz Damas's discussion Makig transfer sheets with acetates and cocoa butter
"The left over coloured cocoa butter can be re-used whenever you want. just re-melt it and it's ready to go. There's nothing special about the acetate sheets I use, just plain acetate. Thicker than what you use to wrap parcels, but…"
Apr 9, 2012
Maria Beatriz Damas replied to Maria Beatriz Damas's discussion Makig transfer sheets with acetates and cocoa butter
"ok, tomorrow I´ll try everything you 've said Only two more questions, how can I use the mix left? and which acetate sheets do you use?   Thanks a lot"
Apr 9, 2012
Gap replied to Maria Beatriz Damas's discussion Makig transfer sheets with acetates and cocoa butter
"I use 5-10% fat soluble colour in cocoa butter (so for 100g of cocoa butter, I add 5-10g of colour). Mix very well (even using an immersion blender if you have enough coloured cocoa butter to do so) and strain through a stocking.   If…"
Apr 9, 2012
Maria Beatriz Damas replied to Maria Beatriz Damas's discussion Makig transfer sheets with acetates and cocoa butter
"Thanks... I have read your answers, I don´t know if any of you have used powdered color with cocoa butter, I am not using exactly colored cocoa butter. I think there must be differences in the mix, today I read in internet that I have to…"
Apr 8, 2012
Andrea Bauer replied to Maria Beatriz Damas's discussion Makig transfer sheets with acetates and cocoa butter
"You temper cocoa butter the same way you do chocolate.  In this case you might need to do it using the slab technique since you would be doing such a small quantity.  There is a chance that if you heated the cocoa butter too high that it…"
Apr 8, 2012
david smith replied to Maria Beatriz Damas's discussion Makig transfer sheets with acetates and cocoa butter
"I make them by your 2nd process.  Not sure what type of design you are undertaking though.  Mine is more a mixture of colors and then I run a wall paper brush through the design to make a striped look.  Then I spread a thin layer of…"
Apr 7, 2012
Andrea Bauer replied to Maria Beatriz Damas's discussion Makig transfer sheets with acetates and cocoa butter
"I agree with Gap - if you are going to spread chocolate on the acetate sheet it has to be very thin and you need to cut it into your chosen shapes before it has fully set and the pieces will be delicate even once they are set since they are…"
Apr 4, 2012
Gap replied to Maria Beatriz Damas's discussion Makig transfer sheets with acetates and cocoa butter
"Spreading chocolate onto the acetate can melt/smudge part of the design - you can work that in as part of the design if you want. You need to cut the chocolate into squares before it sets. It should be partially set so that the cut you make stays…"
Apr 4, 2012
Maria Beatriz Damas replied to Maria Beatriz Damas's discussion Makig transfer sheets with acetates and cocoa butter
"Thanks Gap and Andrea, we are trying to make hand dipped chocolates with acetate decoration on top. We have done 2 methods: - The first is what Gap said spreading chocolate (white), we do this in order to see the colors. At this point there are 2…"
Apr 3, 2012
Maria Beatriz Damas replied to Maria Beatriz Damas's discussion Makig transfer sheets with acetates and cocoa butter
"Thanks Gap and Andrea, we are trying to make hand dipped chocolates with acetate decoration on top. We have done 2 methods: - The first is what Gap said spreading chocolate (white), we do this in order to see the colors. At this point there…"
Apr 3, 2012
Andrea Bauer replied to Maria Beatriz Damas's discussion Makig transfer sheets with acetates and cocoa butter
"Please be more specific about the problems you are having.  The answer may depend on the issue.  Your cocoa butter might not be tempered correctly before you start.  You could also "work" the cocoa butter too much…"
Apr 3, 2012
Gap replied to Maria Beatriz Damas's discussion Makig transfer sheets with acetates and cocoa butter
"When I do this I: - Clean the acetate sheet with cotton wool - Make sure your coloured cocoa butter is in temper (ie., you haven't heated it too hot) - Paint/spray/splatter/dab it onto the acetate and let it set - When you're ready to use…"
Apr 3, 2012
Maria Beatriz Damas posted a discussion

Makig transfer sheets with acetates and cocoa butter

Hi, this is my first time in this forum. We are starting a small factory, I always read your posts and comments, its been very helpful!.We want to make something different in our market like transfer sheets painted by ourself with cocoa butter. We have researched the technique in books, some videos but it has been very difficult to make them. We use cocoa butter with powder colors from chef rubber, an acetate sheet. The book that we have used is The Art of The chocolatier by edward Norton and…See More
Apr 3, 2012
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I discovered that my husband had many books about chocolates and once he wanted to open an artisan chocolate store
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