Chocolate Cake Covering Paste
Chocolate Silk is made with 100% unsweetened Belgian chocolate, giving a delicious rich chocolate experience. It is ideal for covering chocolate wedding cakes - as it will not melt even in a hot marquee, Chocolate Silk provides a much less stressful option than covering your cake in couverture! The paste is also excellent for modelling chocolate roses etc.
As it contains cocoa solids, Chocolate Silk is naturally very firm and needs to be warmed slightly before use. Just microwave for around 10 seconds per kilogram and knead well – as the paste absorbs the heat from your hands it will become soft and pliable just like ordinary sugar paste.
The ideal working temperature for Chocolate Silk is 28 degrees celsius, so if you have an electronic probe thermometer try testing the temperature before rolling out. If you try to roll out and use Chocolate Silk when it is not warm and pliable enough, you may find it cracks over the corners of your cake - a good tip when using it for the first time is to test the paste out first by covering an upturned bowl or dummy, to make sure you have it warm enough.
Roll it out with a little sifted icing sugar (you will not need much due to the fat in the paste), and you will find that any white residue on the surface of the paste will disappear if you polish it with the palm of your hand.
Available in the following packs:-
2.5 Kg - 15.29
5 Kg - 29.83
Chocolate Silk Ingredients: Sugar, Chocolate, Glucose Syrup, Vegetable Fat, Vegetable Glycerine, Stabiliser E413, Vanilla Flavour, Citric Acid, Preservative E202