CannI use thinned down candy melts with shortening to drip on a drip cake instead of ganache?
Can you? Sure. Would I? No. Ganache is more forgiving to movement. Candy melts dry hard (even with the addition of shortening) and do you want a "drip" to break off?
I've made ganache using candy melts. Use the same method, just make sure you break up the candy melts into small pieces so they melt. I used 12 oz bag of Wilton candy melts and 1/3 cup heavy cream (35%). It poured and set like regular ganache.
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