Melting Candy For Cake Pops

Decorating By ediblearts4u Updated 5 Dec 2014 , 2:10am by ConfectioneryH

ediblearts4u Posted 4 Dec 2014 , 7:05am
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AHi Everyone,

I have a delimma and that is, I cant seem to melt the candy for cakepops without burning the candy. Ive tried melting it slowly in the microwave, on the stove top with a steam bath, even with a little bit of oil and still the same problem. Am I using the wrong candy wafer?

Sincerely,

Edible Arts by Nu'Nu

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-K8memphis Posted 4 Dec 2014 , 1:48pm
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Ait will melt in the sun without the microwave or simmering water -- chocolate/candy melts simply need time not high heat --

should not use steam just mildly simmering water -- even a tiny amount of water, a droplet of steam for example will cause your product to seize --

so give it very mild heat and a lot of time

leah_s Posted 4 Dec 2014 , 3:01pm
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APut candy wafers in the microwave for 30 seconds. Take them out and STIR THEM. Candy wafers hold their shape even when they are melted. If your wafers burn, they passed the melted stage quite a while ago.

amerced Posted 5 Dec 2014 , 1:13am
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ADo not use heat option but defrost

ConfectioneryH Posted 5 Dec 2014 , 2:08am
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Here is a tutorial that might help. It uses the microwave method 

 

https://www.confectioneryhouse.com/blog/tutorials/how-to-melt-confectionery-coatings/

 

We used Merckens Candy Coatings for this tutorial, however it is pretty standard for all candy melts. 

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