Wilton Black Candy Melts

Decorating By cakesage Updated 1 Oct 2011 , 3:14pm by neecies_sweets

cakesage Posted 25 Sep 2011 , 11:06pm
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Having a very tough time finding Wilton Black candy melts. I read in their website that they are mainly available during Halloween time but I've had no luck. Have any of you had better luck?

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mplaidgirl2 Posted 25 Sep 2011 , 11:22pm
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I got them at Micheals last year... I haven't seen them yet this year but I'm waiting too

icer101 Posted 25 Sep 2011 , 11:39pm
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They will be out soon. They are only available during halloween, even from the catalogue.

imagenthatnj Posted 26 Sep 2011 , 12:01am
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Really? I've seen them all year long at the Wilton's website. We were talking about them a while ago and we checked the site and sure enough, they were there.

http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?sku=1911-489

We were talking about using them to color fondant black, like in this.

http://sugarsweetcakesandtreats.blogspot.com/2010/11/recipe-red-marshmallow-fondant-mmf.html

amondicake187 Posted 26 Sep 2011 , 12:22am
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Try country kitchen sweetart, they have it. icon_razz.gif

Apti Posted 26 Sep 2011 , 12:26am
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I'm in southern California and just talked to my local Michaels manager the other day. He said the store had not received ANY candy melts for the past month because of the heat. He said I should check back in a few weeks.

I hadn't even thought about stores having the "no shipments of candy melts during the hot months" problem just like the hobby bakers, but it sure makes sense.

mommymarilyn Posted 26 Sep 2011 , 12:42pm
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I just bought black candy melts at my local JoAnn's this weekend. They also had some really cool "lime" green ones - can't wait to try them for my Halloween projects!

luckylibra Posted 26 Sep 2011 , 1:25pm
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My local Walmart had the black and lime green this weekend. icon_smile.gif
I love it when they go on clearance after halloween, I stock up for the year

LittleBites Posted 26 Sep 2011 , 1:49pm
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Yes I also have seen them at Walmart and JoAnns.. I bought the last two packs at JoAnns and the cashier told me they are going fast icon_sad.gif Hope you find some!!

bakencake Posted 26 Sep 2011 , 2:17pm
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Originally Posted by Apti

I'm in southern California and just talked to my local Michaels manager the other day. He said the store had not received ANY candy melts for the past month because of the heat. He said I should check back in a few weeks.

I hadn't even thought about stores having the "no shipments of candy melts during the hot months" problem just like the hobby bakers, but it sure makes sense.



All of my joann's candy melts are melted. one huge blob in a bag

Apti Posted 26 Sep 2011 , 4:02pm
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bakencake--no problem. Doesn't change the product in any way except it's in a giant glob instead of little, easy to handle wafers. Just whack the glob with a straight-edged knife and get the amounts you need.

On all my candy projects, I end up with leftover melted candy and just pour it out on Reynolds Freezer Paper (shiny side up), parchment, or waxed paper and thin it with a spatula. Let it dry, then break up and put in a zip lock bag.

That's why my Michael's doesn't have any black melts. Customers don't like getting a giant glob and think the candy melts are bad.

MBCOMER Posted 26 Sep 2011 , 4:29pm
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They have been recieved at Walmart, joanns and Michaels here but when I get there, they just have an empty box! I did find some at Zurchers, a local party supply store. If you have something like that in your area, you should check it out! They had lots!

Mamasan Posted 27 Sep 2011 , 2:41am
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I'm in the Chicago area and waiting for the black too. I checked at Michael's and Joann's last week and they didn't have them yet.

Lovelyladylibra Posted 27 Sep 2011 , 2:52am
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I CANT FIND THEM ANYWHERE IN NYC :'( yellow either!!

icer101 Posted 27 Sep 2011 , 3:02am
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imagenthatnj, i ordered them in May for my grandson's cake. Did not get them. Money was sent back. I called, they said they would not have them until halloween. Thats all i know. Haven,t tried to reorder.

pj22 Posted 27 Sep 2011 , 3:05am
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I looked in Michaels and they didn't have them but Joann had them on sale for $2.24 for the 8 oz. bag.

ggcakes22 Posted 27 Sep 2011 , 3:09am
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If you are able to buy from CK wholesale, they have some there, I bought 10 lbs two weeks ago

doramoreno62 Posted 27 Sep 2011 , 3:40am
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Not trying to ruffle any feathers out there but, Um, has anyone thought of buying dark brown ones and adding a bit of black candy coloring? That's what I do...just sayin!

AngelFood4 Posted 27 Sep 2011 , 6:10am
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Over in my area the local cake supply stores carry them pretty much year round. One of them that ships is called Orange Novelty Cake Supplies in Santa Ana, CA. Good luck!

You can use the dark brown or chocolate brown candy melts or chocolate and add black food coloring to it too icon_biggrin.gif

brittneykt Posted 29 Sep 2011 , 2:51am
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I don't know if you have a "Bulk Barn" where you live, but from what I remember, they have every color under the sun, in bulk! icon_smile.gif

TexasSugar Posted 29 Sep 2011 , 3:56pm
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Michaels in some states are about to start getting a fresh shipment of candy melts soon.

"Stores in a small group of states (FL, GA, AL, MS, LA, TX, AZ, NM, NV, OK, CA,) are still turned off due to heat; these stores will start receiving candy by 10/15/11 (sooner if it cools off)."

neecies_sweets Posted 29 Sep 2011 , 4:30pm
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has anyone tried using these black candy melts to make the candy clay modeling chocolate? i need to do a face mask for a football helmet -- looking for an alternative to the fondant/tylose i've used in the past. especially since i need "extras" icon_smile.gif. do you think the modeling chocolate would be sturdy enough for this? tia!

TexasSugar Posted 29 Sep 2011 , 4:37pm
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You can use them, but please note that the package of black is less than the regular packages of candy melts. I know with the Wilton Candy Clay recipe you need to either use part of another package or less corn syrup.

neecies_sweets Posted 1 Oct 2011 , 3:14pm
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thanks TexasSugar! still trying to locate the black in my area but this seems like a good alternative for the masks.

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