I want to use the Wilton Brownie Pan to make brownie pops that look like beehives. I wanted to give them some kind of definition, so I was thinking of piping candy melt ropes starting at the bottom and then adding one on top of the other to the top. The problem is I don't know how to keep the melts at the right temperature so I can pipe it, but it won't be too soft or get too hard, too fast.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
I have not done it but several people recommended setting your chocolate on a heating pad. Because you can control the temp of your heating bad. So maybe get a heating pad for just cake use, place a plate or something on top of it and let your piping bags with chocolate rest on that. I don't have good luck with chocolate honestly, I'm always over heating under heating but I think the heating bad would help you keep a more consistent heat.
You may also decide just to use fondant or modeling chocolate. It seems a whole lot easier to make a fondant snake and just wrap it around the pop than try to pipe it...thinking about it now, why not just use buttercream? You could do a white chocolate or an almond buttercream to compliment the chocolate flavor.
I've used the candy melts a bunch for piping. I just put them in a plastic, disposable piping bag and microwave to melt them. I sort of smoosh them around in the bag to make sure they're all melted and to eliminate hot spots. When they start to cool off and harden I just pop them back into the microwave. HTH!
What about candy clay ropes?
How would I attach the candy clay rope? With frosting? This would definitely be the best option.