Substitute For Paramount Crystals

Sugar Work By cupcake55 Updated 5 Nov 2006 , 4:09am by mbelgard

cupcake55 Posted 5 Nov 2006 , 2:53am
post #1 of 4

Is there a substitute for paramount crystals that tastes good. I am trying to make a covering of candy melts that are soft and won't dry hard to put on cake. I don't have any paramount crystals. Can I use something else???

3 replies
cindy6250 Posted 5 Nov 2006 , 3:25am
post #2 of 4

Use a teaspoon of shortening. That is what Paramount Crystals is.


cupcake55 Posted 5 Nov 2006 , 3:31am
post #3 of 4

Thank you, Cindy. Is there a certain ratio to use?

mbelgard Posted 5 Nov 2006 , 4:09am
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I don't know the ratio for what you're looking for, just a little shortening will have it still setting hard so if you want it to set soft you'll probably need more. I know I can put a little shortening in that thins it some but will still give me something I can mold and handle.
I could be wrong but I thought the crystals were a wax base and not shortening. I've never used them but that's what I had understood.

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