Task : Christmas Cookie Bake-Off for Work
After letting the cake balls cool for what I deemed an appropriate time, I decided to melt the chocolate. Last time I did this the chocolate was really thick. I tried to thin it using milk - FAIL. I tried to thin it using water - FAIL. I used the thick chocolate and got extrememly frustrated.
So I called in back-up....my mom. Her trick - to throw in a chunk of wax (typically used for canning). It thins the chocolate and also makes it shiny ;)
It worked like a charm, those spoon thingys I registered for also worked beautifully.
I went with a highly studied drop and plop technique....
....where you drop in the ball, and plop some melted chocolate on top. Quite precise :)
I got the hang of it after a while...
Alas, I didn't win. But I got quite a few compliments. The judge questioned whether they were really 'home-made'. She said they looked store bought- so I think thats why I lost. And the winner was BROWNIES....which I think should have been promptly DQ'd since it was a cookie contest. I like to think I got 'best in show'....and the judge took one for the road (only cookie she took to go) so I'm pretty sure it was rigged.