Candy Melt Problem.

Sugar Work By HelPup Updated 15 May 2011 , 3:30am by leah_s

HelPup Posted 14 May 2011 , 9:34pm
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I finished rolling up my cakepops and was going about the next step of melting up some chocolate. I set up my makeshift double boiler but when the candy melted it became thick and greasy with little lumps. It looked sort of like a dough! icon_confused.gif

I've used these before with the exact same method but I never had such a problem. The only difference is that I'm using lavender color whereas I used plain white chocolate before.

Also my microwave is sparking so I can't try that. ): What should I do? icon_sad.gif

6 replies
Eisskween Posted 14 May 2011 , 9:42pm
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Did you add lavender coloring? If so, that might have been what seized it. I know chocolate needs a special coloring. You can't just use the same thing you use for icing. Just a thought. Once seized, it's done. You have to start over.

HelPup Posted 14 May 2011 , 9:45pm
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It came in the bag already colored.

bakencake Posted 14 May 2011 , 10:13pm
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by any chance did you get water in there? that's what happened when i dipped my brush in water and then put it back in the candy melts.

katnmouse Posted 14 May 2011 , 10:47pm
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Definitely sounds like seized chocolate. If your double boiler wasn't tight enough or if you water was too high, some steam may have condensed and run into your candy causing it to seize. Unfortunately there is nothing to do with it but to throw it out and start over.

cakesrock Posted 15 May 2011 , 2:55am
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[quote="Also my microwave is sparking so I can't try that. ): What should I do? icon_sad.gif[/quote]

Had this problem too and all you have to do is lower your power to 5 or 6 and keep an eye on it. Easier and less clean up than a double boiler!

leah_s Posted 15 May 2011 , 3:30am
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Either the lavender chocolate was old, or it got too hot. Lavender chocolate is really white chocolate and is *very* temperature sensitive.

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