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asked August 28th 2017

Storing chocolate shards

I am having a go at making some tempered chocolate and making some chocolate shards. I will be using chocolate transfer sheets like Paul uses in his chocolate shard cake. My question is, I want to make them this evening but won't be putting them on top of my cake until tomorrow evening, as that's when i'm serving it. Do i store the shards in a cardboard box and do they have to be in the fridge? How long in advance can you make them?

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Hi, I used a recipe for my mirror glaze by Veena Azmanov, as it used condensed milk rather than UHT cream, which I couldn't find. It was shiny but not as mirror like as the glaze done on Pauls tutorials by Helen. Not sure why? However, it tasted delicious!!

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Hi Tomandhen123

The shards can be made up when ever you want and stored as you would bars of chocolate or in a cardboard box. They don't need refrigerating as this can cause problems with blooming. Just keep them in a cool environment away from direct heat. Shelf life will be the same as the date on the packaging of the couverture you are using.

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Thank you for your advice.

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You're welcome! How did your mirror glaze go? did you manage to do it?

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As long as it turned out good is what matters. Instead of UHT cream you could have use Elmlea cream which is long life. If you want to buy online have a look at Keylinks.

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I wasn't sure I could use Elmlea but will try it. Will that be double or whipping cream?

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That would be whipping cream. 🙂

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