Making Cartoon Characters From Candy Melts

Decorating By jmt1714 Updated 12 Nov 2014 , 11:41pm by ConfectioneryH

jmt1714 Posted 30 Jul 2007 , 2:33pm
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I just wanted to post this so everyone who has hesitated in making characters or images from candy melts knows it is super easy . . . This was for a friend's baby shower. They wanted Winnie-the-Pooh, so they go Winnie-the-Pooh. I couldn't think of another way to do them, so I gave it a shot with candy melts. I just took pictures of the images, sized them appropriately, covered with Wax paper, and gave it a go. I was pleased with how they turned out for a firsttry. I'm going to be on the lookout for a bottle with a finer tip for doing outlines in the future, but otherwise I was thrilled.
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hellie0h Posted 30 Jul 2007 , 6:43pm
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Your choc. transfers turned out great! I did some transfers on a car cake, and like you wished I had something to make a thinner outline. I have also printed out edible images and and put them on white choc. on sticks. I think that method is in the Articles Section.

OhMyGoodies Posted 30 Jul 2007 , 6:50pm
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You can use either parchment bags/triangles or disposable bags to make the outline.. cause you can control the size hole you make icon_smile.gif

tyty Posted 30 Jul 2007 , 6:54pm
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They look great, how did you do them. Did you use the little plastic bottles near the candy melts?

Can you heat them?

Did you melt the choc in separate containers?

This is something I have been really afraid to try, if you say it's easy and your results were this good, maybe I will give it a shot.

stephanie214 Posted 30 Jul 2007 , 6:54pm
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Wonderful job thumbs_up.gif

jmt1714 Posted 30 Jul 2007 , 8:05pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tyty

They look great, how did you do them. Did you use the little plastic bottles near the candy melts?

Can you heat them?

Did you melt the choc in separate containers?

This is something I have been really afraid to try, if you say it's easy and your results were this good, maybe I will give it a shot.




i did use the bottles. What I did was melt the candy (and color if reuqired) in a plastic disposable bag, then cut the tip and poured it into one of the bottles.

the bottles themselves I put into a double boiler. I had water between the pot and the cereamic insert, and water in the insert itsef, and I just kept the bottle in the bit of water in the insert. hope that makes sense.

With regard to using the small disposable to have a smaller hole, i did try that, but it was too hot to handle and causing me some trouble. i found i had good control with the bottle, so I'm hoping that I can just find a small bottle with a finer hole.

shturpin Posted 1 Aug 2007 , 11:00am
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Would a toy doll baby bottle work for thin lines...just wondering ?

alanahodgson Posted 1 Aug 2007 , 11:52am
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I've heard that Michaels sells a bucket full of bottles, like 12ish??...or was it 20??, that you can screw a coupler onto. That way you can use decorating tips of any size. I can't speak from experience, but I've read it here in the forums. That double boiler idea was brilliant! I'll definately keep that in mind when I try this technique. Your figures turned out wonderful! thumbs_up.gif

OhMyGoodies Posted 1 Aug 2007 , 12:03pm
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It's 18 Bottles for $12.?? OR 12 bottles for $18.?? lol I looked at it last night because I thought it might be something that would be good for me but I haven't a need for it right now. But it is a great investment but they are smaller then the ones sold in the 2 pack icon_wink.gif

wgoat5 Posted 1 Aug 2007 , 12:12pm
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I agree with using a icing bag to get the finer lines but when you do that you have to make sure you cut the tip of the bag at the exact right angle or it won't work good icon_sad.gif Happened to me, I was so disgusted I just quit!

omaida Posted 1 Aug 2007 , 12:24pm
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WOW!! Great job. I though it was more difficult but you make it sound easy.

JenWith Posted 1 Aug 2007 , 2:40pm
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I'll have to give these a try. Did you coool/set them in the fridge or freezer?

jmt1714 Posted 3 Aug 2007 , 1:13am
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hmmm . . . hadn't even tHOUGHT of the coupler idea . . . and I think that size is just about right. I'm almost tempted to go try this RIGHT NOW . . . but I will wait until the weekend. That sounds like a perfect solution. i 'll let you all know.

and no - didn't set them in the fridge. they will get solid at room temp, thgouh since it is so hot I did drank the A/C down a few degrees while i had them in the house

dandelion Posted 3 Aug 2007 , 1:22am
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that is an adorable cake!

for finer lines with chocolate i put in a size 1 or 2 tip and then spoon the chocolate into my icing bag.

you can actually get squeeze bottles that you can put tips on. http://kitchengifts.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc? scroll down

JLois23 Posted 12 Nov 2014 , 4:28pm
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I really like using candy melts as transfers, especially since the recipe I use for royal icing does not set rock hard. With that being said, how do you handle your transfers without warming them? Every so often when I am ready to transfer them, They will start to warm up in my hands and then i end up with smudges. :/

begincake Posted 12 Nov 2014 , 6:01pm
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These look fabulous. Can't wait to try it myself.

ConfectioneryH Posted 12 Nov 2014 , 11:41pm
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These are wonderful! When I was younger my mother would give me melted candy coatings in a disposable pastry bag, coloring book pages, and parchment paper. Making chocolate transfers became like coloring for me. Helpful idea--You can use a heating pad to rest your candy melt filled disposable pastry bags or bottles on. It will keep them perfectly melted while you're working.

-Ashley

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