Rhodoid is a plastic tool that comes in sheet or roll. It can be used to line cake frames and facilitate release of desserts. It is also used for chocolate decorations. You get crisp outlines and a perfect presentation.
Rhodoid is a registered trademark created in 1917 by Rhône-Poulenc. It is made from a transparent and non-combustible plastic acetate. Rhodoid is available in sheets or of various sizes. It is particularly useful for pastry and chocolate. In pastry, it will be used for bavarois and mousses to line a cake frame. These delicate preparations require lots of care, particularly during mould release, and Rhodoid helps keeping clear contours without having to use a knife. You can also use it to make chocolate decorations. You get a professional rendering. It should be used only on cold preparations because plastics can release harmful substances during cooking.
Rhodoid is a great tool that facilitates the release of pastry and the working of chocolate.
Cut the strip to the size of the cake frame. Lay it outside if the frame to take the correct measurement. Then place it inside the frame. Just add your preparation and place it in the fridge. Finally, the frame is easily removed leaving the Rhodoid around the preparation. Don't forget to remove it before enjoying your treat.
For the chocolate decoration, spread the chocolate on Rhodoid strips or sheets. Use your imagination with a comb, you can shape it into a circle. Let the chocolate harden so it keeps its shape. Remove the Rhodoid delicately not to damage the chocolate shape.