Sweet Swirls Posted 4 Nov 2013 , 8:05pm
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I need to do some cake pops for a wedding.  I tried melting the Candy Melts but the consistency was not right.  Any suggestions on using the Candy Melts or recommendations on chocolate that I can melt would be great.  I also need the chocolate in white, ivory and lavendar (3 colors).  Any recommendations on how to color the chocolate?

 

Thank you.

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virago Posted 4 Nov 2013 , 8:16pm
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use Paramount Crystals to fix consistency issues...

 

many people recommend Merckens brand, personally I use Almond Bark...

 

use oil-based candy coloring to tint melted candy or chocolate...

karess Posted 5 Nov 2013 , 1:34am
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I love Merkens and Guittard but I think almond bark works perfectly as well. I have had almost no luck with wilton's candy melts. I still have some bags but I mainly use them for coloring (ex. mix a little red with a ton of almond bark/merkens/guittard to make pink). Candy oil colors are definitely the way to go if you can't find a bag of lavender candy wafers. 

Sweet Swirls Posted 5 Nov 2013 , 1:53am
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Thank you virago for your suggestions, I will definately look into them.

Sweet Swirls Posted 5 Nov 2013 , 1:54am
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Thank you Karess, I will consider the Almond Bard and candy oil colors.  I appreciate your reply.

Donnawb Posted 5 Nov 2013 , 5:31pm
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I like Guittard as well.  If you're near a Hobby Lobby, their brand, Make N Mold is really good....the white color melts in the large bag.  If you don't have access to paramount crystals, you can thin the chocolate with shortening.  However, Guittard white and Make N Mold in white usually don't need to be thinned.

karess Posted 5 Nov 2013 , 5:58pm
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AOoh yes! The make n mold white wafers melt so thin.. Love them!! But make sure it's the 2.5 pound bag. I got mine off consumercrafts.com because I don't live near a hobby lobby. I think they call it the "white wedding wafers" (or something like that)

karess Posted 5 Nov 2013 , 5:59pm
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AHere's where I got them:

http://www.consumercrafts.com/store/details/catalog/basics-cake-and-candy-candy-making/mm6141

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