Can I Use Wilton Candy Melts For Ganache?

Decorating By Lovelyladylibra Updated 16 Dec 2011 , 3:03am by metria

Lovelyladylibra Posted 12 Dec 2011 , 11:04pm
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Well basically what the title says, can I use candy melts for ganache, particularity the white mint ones. thanks icon_smile.gif

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karateka Posted 13 Dec 2011 , 10:39pm
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I suppose you could use them to make a ganache like substance. But real ganache is made with CHOCOLATE!!! icon_lol.gif

Try it out and let us know.

AnnieCahill Posted 14 Dec 2011 , 2:53pm
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I personally would not do it. The Candy Melts have a waxy texture and I personally don't like them. Why don't you go buy some Lindt white chocolate and add some peppermint oil or extract to it? Here is more reading:

http://www.joyofbaking.com/ganache.html

sillywabbitz Posted 14 Dec 2011 , 3:18pm
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I think it may depend what you're using the ganache for. Candy melts are a lot softer than chocolate so you would need a lot less cream. If you are looking at frosting a cupcake for that perfect smooth top I would probably say OK but if you were using it say under fondant I would probably say no. Candy melts are super sweet and that may be too much of that flavor.

I was going to suggest that you flavor the candy melts but since you're using the mint ones that's probably not necessary.

For anyone interested I find adding orange or lemon oil to white chocolate or white candy melts helps cut the sweetness.

QTCakes1 Posted 14 Dec 2011 , 3:37pm
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That would NOT be ganache. I don't know what it would be, but NOTganache. That doesn't even sound right to me. icon_sad.gif

FrancescaTranslator Posted 14 Dec 2011 , 3:38pm
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I tried once and the result was soooo awful I swore I'd never do that again!!!
The ganache had a horribly "grainy" consistency and it just didn't have the right creamy texture...

Lovelyladylibra Posted 15 Dec 2011 , 5:12am
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Ohh okay thanks guys. I think Ill just get the white chocolate and add mint flavoring. The ganache will be for a filling for a mint chocolate chip cake.

metria Posted 15 Dec 2011 , 11:21pm
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i recently made a poor man's ganache with white almond bark (aka candy coating). i used the 3:1 ratio of candy to cream.

no, it's not ganache ... very similar texture and usability, but tastes like candy coating. i'd use it again if i was not concerned with taste.

Annabakescakes Posted 16 Dec 2011 , 12:45am
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Originally Posted by metria

i recently made a poor man's ganache with white almond bark (aka candy coating). i used the 3:1 ratio of candy to cream.

no, it's not ganache ... very similar texture and usability, but tastes like candy coating. i'd use it again if i was not concerned with taste.





"i would use it again if i was not concerned with taste" Lol! That is so funny! I can't imagine you not being concerned with taste!

QTCakes1 Posted 16 Dec 2011 , 1:16am
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes

Quote:
Originally Posted by metria

i recently made a poor man's ganache with white almond bark (aka candy coating). i used the 3:1 ratio of candy to cream.

no, it's not ganache ... very similar texture and usability, but tastes like candy coating. i'd use it again if i was not concerned with taste.




"i would use it again if i was not concerned with taste" Lol! That is so funny! I can't imagine you not being concerned with taste!




icon_lol.gificon_cry.gificon_lol.gif What an excellent point! Above any decorating, I am absolutely concerned with TASTE!

metria Posted 16 Dec 2011 , 3:03am
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ha! yes, i see that what i said does sound weird! but sometimes i need something like that for competition or display purposes only. no need to waste money on the good tasting stuff if no one is going to eat it!

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