AKeck19 Posted 9 Apr 2012 , 10:23pm
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I'm looking to make elegant black and white cake pops for an event and am wondering what the best brand of candy melts is? I've tried a black cake pop before and the candy never got thin enough to dip...any suggestions?

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shanter Posted 10 Apr 2012 , 8:54pm
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I think the prevailing opinion on CC is:
People don't seem to like Wilton candy melts very much.
Merckens melts are often recommended, as are Scharffenberger and Guittard chocolate.
http://www.streichs.com/Chocolates/Merckens-Candy-Melts-1lb.html
Chocolate melts can be colored with black, but you have to make sure you use oil-based colorings, not regular food coloring. White chocolate melts could be used as-is for the white.
For thinning the melts use oil, shortening, or paramount crystals.
The melts are better used when fresh, and if they are melted to a too-high temperature, they will thicken.
HTH

jgifford Posted 10 Apr 2012 , 9:08pm
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You can start with chocolate and color it black. You can also find black ones on Amazon or here http://baking-supplies.kitchenkrafts.com/kitchen/Black%20Candy%20Melts. Wilton has discontinued the black since Halloween's over.

If you start with chocolate almond bark and add black coloring, be sure to add a couple of tablespoons of shortening (+/-) to keep it thinned enough to dip. Almond bark works better than candy melts and isn't nearly so expensive.

Jeannem Posted 19 Apr 2012 , 6:50pm
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Look for the BLACK CK brand of confectionery coating at your cake decorating store. I used it for covered Oreos for a wedding recently, it worked great!!

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