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post #16 of 42
Oh, I see.

I'll definitely give it a go. I hate trying to melt real white chocolate.

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post #17 of 42
In a pinch I have used white chocolate bars, or white chocolate pellet things (can't recall their name right now, stars with a C...) and use gel colors. I've been pleased with results actually...we have places with Candy Melts, but I don't enjoy paying so much money, and still not have all the colors I need anyway.
post #18 of 42
Hi cecbi 1 check out the link. A UK cake deco supply site. They carry candy melts.

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http://www.sugarshack.co.uk/index.html
post #19 of 42

I've been buying mine off of Amazon, its not too pricey and a lot of the sellers do free delivery :)

 

Would Scotblock work for making Cake Pops? If its cheaper then I'd definitely want to use it!!

 

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post #20 of 42

Hi there,

 

Hobbycraft also sell them for £3.00 per pack.  They also sell a lot more of their products including food colouring.

 

Chefmaster are really good for colouring, but as you say they are limited to the colours over here, but I've also heard the sugarcraft ones are also good, not used the latter one myself but I am considering it.  There's also quite a few other me;lts out there on ebay, if you enter 'candy melts' into search engine you'll find other brands, if you buy in bulk they do work out cheaper, although I don't think they taste as nice as the Wilton candy melts though.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Jan.x

post #21 of 42
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I've been buying mine off of Amazon, its not too pricey and a lot of the sellers do free delivery :)

 

Would Scotblock work for making Cake Pops? If its cheaper then I'd definitely want to use it!!

 

Thanks x

Hiya cnewman1991,

 

Scotblock does work but I've found the cheap supermarket chocolate is fantastic for using on cake pops and also chocolate moulds and it works out cheaper at 30p per block.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Janx

post #22 of 42

I think Scotblock tastes disgusting and nothing at all like real chocolate.  I don't really like the flavour of candy melts either compared to using chocolate (and there are warnings about behaviour in children and I've seen kids have cake pops covered in them at parties and go hyper after so do believe that warning!).  I use the microwave method of tempering too and Callebaut chocolate as somebody else has suggested too.  I haven't had much luck with colouring white choc with paste colourings as it just siezes but powdered colour works brilliantly x

post #23 of 42

If there's a Hobbycraft shop near you I know that they sell lots of different colours of Wilton candy melts.  They're still pretty dear, but cheaper than what you were paying before (the website lists them as being £3 per pack).

post #24 of 42

Merckens is a brand of candy coating that tastes decent, and it comes in excellent deep vibrant colours that can be melted together for more shades. They sell it here in bulk shops, I have not seen it in retail sized packages.

 

The Merckens website identifies that they do sell their "compound" goods in Europe...but that led me to the fact that you cannot call this stuff "chocolate" in the EU.

 

I googled "compound candy coating UK" and got links to Merckens candy melts. They have factories in NL and BE so the stuff should be less expensive than Wilton.

post #25 of 42
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I think Scotblock tastes disgusting and nothing at all like real chocolate.  I don't really like the flavour of candy melts either compared to using chocolate (and there are warnings about behaviour in children and I've seen kids have cake pops covered in them at parties and go hyper after so do believe that warning!).  I use the microwave method of tempering too and Callebaut chocolate as somebody else has suggested too.  I haven't had much luck with colouring white choc with paste colourings as it just siezes but powdered colour works brilliantly x

 

If you saw what's still allowed in food over here in the US you'd be shocked. Our Fanta could be used in highlighter pens. 

 

My husband brought me some Dairy Milk back from a recent UK trip and I was happily surprised to see they are made with fair trade cocoa now. You'd pay triple or quadruple price for fair trade chocolate here, if you could even find it. 

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post #26 of 42
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If you saw what's still allowed in food over here in the US you'd be shocked. Our Fanta could be used in highlighter pens. 

 

Ahahahahahaha, even looking at the back of a packet of candy melts has me ranting to my husband for an hour about the crap retailers can call 'food' in the US.

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post #27 of 42

Thanks Kikiandkyle that made me laugh!  I went to America a few years ago and was surprised at some of the things that were on offer and also the sheer size of some of the things too!  I often take the warnings with a pinch of salt but I saw the effect the candy melts had on the kids at the party (including my own little one) and realised I was right not to use them - my friend also gave them to her friends at a dinner club and she said everybody was acting extra drunk and merry that evening and she was sure it was the cake pops so maybe it affects adults too!  

post #28 of 42

There is a couple of websites in Ireland that sell candymelts, I cant think of the names right now but Im sure they would deliver to Uk also, not too sure but think two of them are, kitchendresser.ie and stuff4cakes.ie

post #29 of 42
From what I've heard, in the tesco's bakeware section, silver spoon chocolate buttons are available, but only in white, dark, milk and raspberry [chocolate]. These work well, but I normally eat them before decorating. The colours blend well, too, and are only about £2 a bag. Hope this helps xx:-)
post #30 of 42

Do they dry or firm up as quickly as candy melts? That's the only positive I see it using candymelts, I can move the cake pops around not long after dipping them.
 

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