Molding Chocolate, Or Candy Melts.

Decorating By elkinchahin Updated 25 May 2009 , 4:39pm by mandyloo

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elkinchahin Posted 25 May 2009 , 2:33am
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I think someone told me once here that I could make figures and accents out of molding chocolate, by melting candy melts and adding corn syrup, its that right, and how does it works?
Thanks for the help

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TexasSugar Posted 25 May 2009 , 2:51am
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When you mix the two together it gets really funky looking, but after letting it sit over night it actually firms up to sort of like a tootsie roll texture. As you work with it it will soften up enough to shape and mold.

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elkinchahin Posted 25 May 2009 , 3:27am
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Ok thanks I will give it a try, do u know the amount of corn syrup I have to add?

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bananabread Posted 25 May 2009 , 3:34am
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Candy Clay

* 14 ounce pkg Candy Melts®
* 1/3 cup light corn syrup

Makes: 1 pound.

Melt Candy Melts® following package directions. Add corn syrup and stir to blend. Turn out mixture onto waxed paper and let set at room temperature to dry. Wrap well and store at room temperature until needed. Candy clay handles best if hardened overnight.

To Use Candy clay will be very hard at the start; knead a small portion at a time until workable. If candy clay gets too soft, set aside at room temperature or refrigerate briefly. When rolling out candy clay, sprinkle work surface with cornstarch or cocoa (for cocoa clay) to prevent sticking; roll to approximately 1/8 in. thick.

To Tint White candy clay may be tinted using Candy Color or Icing Color. Knead in color until well blended.

To Store Prepared candy clay will last for several weeks at room temperature in an airtight container.
Special Hints

You can make dozens of differently shaped treats just by using any cutters from the many Wilton cookie cutter collections. Sports, holidays, seasons and much more from which to choose.

*Brand confectionery coating.

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Loucinda Posted 25 May 2009 , 4:21pm
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There is sometimes an oily residue after you make the candy clay, some folks "knead" it back in, and others (like me) wipe it off.

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mandyloo Posted 25 May 2009 , 4:39pm
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That video is incredibly helpful!

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