I would use the candy melts if you are referring to the wax seal on the whiskey bottle. It is thicker and will look more real.. You could look into poured fondant (would be hard to get that red though)or you could make a "ganache" out of the red candy melts
You would still have to add red candy coloring because the cream would turn it pinkish
To achieve the more "running" consistency, should I look into making a ganache with the red candy melts? Will I need 2 parts of melts to 1 part of cream?
I have never worked with candy melts before, but i've seen posts that it is not "runny" enough and people add "oil" to make it thinner.
You can also add paramount crystals to thin it.
I was just pondering the possibility of making "ganache" with it. I have heard others doing it but I personally cannot attest to it. Here is Wilton's recipe although it is not truly ganache, that is what they call it. Personally I like Merken's candies better....
Thank you. I will try making it with just a few spoons of cream to see what I get :)
or paramount crystals. I don't think a few spoonfuls will do much good