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post #1 of 19
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Hi Everyone. I'm new to CakeCentral, and I was wondering what is the difference with Candy Melts and Candy Clay. I want to use Candy Clay to cover cake pops... Or should I be using Candy Melts instead.... thanks...Yvetteicon_confused.gificon_confused.gificon_confused.gificon_confused.gif
post #2 of 19
Candy melts are melted to a liquid, then you can pour into molds, or dip things in them. Candy clay is kinda like edible playdoh...you can roll it, mold it, shape it, it is similar to modeling chocolate.

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post #3 of 19
Candy melts turn into candy clay by melting them and adding corn syrup, here is a video on how to make it. click on the link below

http://www.karenscookies.net/Cookie-Decorating-Video-Making-Candy-Clay_ep_128-1.html
post #4 of 19
But for cake pops, just melt the candy melts and add some shortening to thin it out a bit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4QAqPrzwoY
post #5 of 19
i also have a question about candy melts--because I am struggling to locate them here in australia for a REASONABLE price, orrrr find a place that will ship them to me in aust from online... anyway, WHAT IS A CANDY MELT? can you make them at home at all?? i see there are tricks for making "candy clay" (which i have no idea what that is either--total noooob lol) so I'm wondering if it can be created in a different way??
i just want to dabble with cake balls/cake pops because i keep seeing such amazing work on here!!

thank you!!
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post #6 of 19
I would describe Candy Melts as chocolate flavored disc in various colors. They are different than pure chocolate in that they can be melted and used to make molded candies without the tempering required of pure chocolate. I like to use chocolate for many cake balls so I often use better quality chocolate that needs tempered or sometimes I use chocolate chips.
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post #7 of 19
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post #8 of 19
What is the differnce between candy clay and modeling chocolate? Is there any differnce between the candy melts and almond bark?
post #9 of 19
thank you!!
so maybe if i do a course on chocolate and tempering then it may work out ok without needing to buy these candy melts

thank you so much!!
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post #10 of 19
candy clay and modeling chocolate is the same. you melt your chocolate in microwave or over a double boiler. then add so much clear corn syrup or glucose to it, stir , it changes texture and then pour out on pan covered with wax paper or so. and let set up. Merkens chocolate disk are also great for this. wilton candy disk also. some people use the high end chocolate that you have to temper . some use the chocolate chips. you can make beautiful flowers. figures, etc. with this modeling chocolate also. some people cover their cakes with it , just like you use fondant. this mixture is also called chocolate plastique.
post #11 of 19
candy clay and modeling chocolate is the same. you melt your chocolate in microwave or over a double boiler. then add so much clear corn syrup or glucose to it, stir , it changes texture and then pour out on pan covered with wax paper or so. and let set up. Merkens chocolate disk are also great for this. wilton candy disk also. some people use the high end chocolate that you have to temper . some use the chocolate chips. you can make beautiful flowers. figures, etc. with this modeling chocolate also. some people cover their cakes with it , just like you use fondant. this mixture is also called chocolate plastique.
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by lollyponpon

i also have a question about candy melts--because I am struggling to locate them here in australia for a REASONABLE price, orrrr find a place that will ship them to me in aust from online... anyway, WHAT IS A CANDY MELT? can you make them at home at all?? i see there are tricks for making "candy clay" (which i have no idea what that is either--total noooob lol) so I'm wondering if it can be created in a different way??
i just want to dabble with cake balls/cake pops because i keep seeing such amazing work on here!!

thank you!!




Here you go - some Australian links for candy melts etc.
I prefer the Baking Pleasures site - great service and quick response.

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http://bakingpleasures.com.au/c21/Chocolate-Candy-Making


http://www.cakesaroundtown.com.au/catalog/chocolate-candy-melts-c-29_258.html

http://www.theraspberrybutterfly.com.au/store/pc/Mercken-s-Candy-Wafers-c263.htm

http://www.theraspberrybutterfly.com.au/store/pc/Wilton-Candy-Melts-c254.htm
post #13 of 19
Candy Melts have hydrogenated oils in them, which regular chocolate does not. These oils eliminate the need to temper the chocolate. you just melt and go. They aren't bad tasting, but I much prefer the taste of real chocolate.
post #14 of 19
WOW blue once again you blow me away with knowledge!!!
thank you sooo much!!
I'm hoping to extend my baking a little over the next few weeks before school is in term...
i can seriously only make mudcake LOL
how exciting to get shopping!

thank you soo so much for always sharing with me!!
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post #15 of 19
I often use "nestle white chocolate morsels" (white chocolate chips) instead of candy melts, because I can pick them up at the grocery store. The ingredients are almost the same as the candy melts. 12 ounce bag to 1/3 cup corn syrup, and it works the same way icon_smile.gif
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