I'm making some small shells to decorate a cake, and I'm using white Wilton Candy melts and a mold. When I turn the shells out after they're dry, some of it sticks in the mold...just a thin layer of "chocolate". It's not a very intricate mold or anything, and I'm not sure why this is happenning. I actually made a second batch and it happenned again.
I've only used candy melts a few times, never white, but I've never had this problem. Any idea what I can so that it doesn't happen?
You may want to rewash your molds and make sure each shell is completely dry first.
Also, leave them in the fridge a little longer. It sounds like all the chocolate isn't set yet.
I had a problem a few times and I found that if I left it in the fridge a little longer they all popped out first time.
I agree completely.
Make sure that he molds are clean, clean, clean and dry. and leave them in the fridge a little longer. Also make sure the bowl your melting the chocolate in is ultra clean as well. cheers
I'll try leaving them in the fridge longer to set...I was probably impatient and took them out too soon. (Can you leave them in the fridge too long?)
No, pretty sure you can't leave them in too long
I don't think you can leave them in the fridge too long, either.
If you've washed them and gotten them very, very dry, I'd suggest polishing them with a bit of crisco on a cotton ball, soft clean rag, tissue, or paper towel. That little bit of extra oil will keep things coming out easily. It will also eliminate any residue from washing, including water spots, etc.
Cleaning and drying the molds never made a difference for me. However, what did work was the following. After melting the chocolate, leave it for about 40 minutes to cool in the bain marie with the heat turned off. Once cooled, put it in the mold and leave it in the fridge. Once solid, you can now move it to the freezer if necessary. A simple tap should get it out easily.