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HELP .... Need Help with Candy Melts ASAP

post #1 of 21
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Hi ... I am trying to make 150 cake pops for a fund raiser for my grandaughters theatre group... And I am having trouble with melting the candy melts.... microwaved in 30 sec intervals but it just didnt get smooth enough to dip pop in to for a smooth finish .. What am i doing wrong .. Using Wilton candy melts
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post #2 of 21
if they aren't fresh they won't melt properly
post #3 of 21
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how are you supposed to know if they are fresh or not
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post #4 of 21
if they don't melt they're not fresh LOL
anytime to run & get a new bag?
post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by mbark

if they don't melt they're not fresh LOL
anytime to run & get a new bag?


agreed!
oh i've heard some decorators add 1 tablespoon of shortening to the candymelts.
good luck!
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post #6 of 21
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ok tried another bag and apparently the first one was not fresh...
. icon_cry.gif melted the new bag and pops dipped nicely .. but as the choc hardened, it got cloudy and cracked.I am assuming that the cake was too cold .Any help
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post #7 of 21
Yes, shortning will thin the melts out and you will be able to dip them easier. Parafin flakes work even better, I get those at my cake supply store. I think it is hardened shortning and shaved into thin flakes. They melt instantly when mixed with warm melts. Hope this helps!
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post #8 of 21
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thanks so much
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post #9 of 21
sounds like you are getting your chocolate too warm by reheating. I have one of those 1970's warming trays...I put layers of paper towels on top and lay my melted chocolate bowl on that...keeps it warm and thin and you don't have to keep reheating...you could also use a heating pad...electric skillet with a bit of warm water...do NOT get any water in your chocolate or you will have a brick. Good luck..
post #10 of 21
candylady- great tip about the electric skillet! Why is it that sometimes the easiest things ellude my thinking? Thanks!!
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post #11 of 21
we had several ideas in candy class and that was one...I just love my old warming trays...you can usually find them at garage sales.
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post #12 of 21
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thanks so much . I dont have an old warming tray or a skillet . I tried to put the melted choc. that was in a pyrex bowl in a pot of a little simmering water bu the steam go to it and it seized up. This has become a real pain and I have to have them done by tomorrow.. Thanks for all the help and keep it coming .
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post #13 of 21
Don't know if it would help, but what about a crock pot on low/warm? Or putting your bowl on a heating pad? Or do you have one of those little electric coffee cup or candle warmers? Good luck!
post #14 of 21
I think I remember seeing that if chocolate seizes, you can add a tsp/tblsp of shortening at a time, and keep stirring. Good luck!
post #15 of 21
make sure to dip the stick in chocolate before putting the ball of cake on the stick. if they are cracking the cake is too cold, let it sit a few minutes and try again!
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