Candy Melts For Top Of Drip Cake

Baking By Kiddiekakes Updated 1 Feb 2017 , 6:00pm by cakechemist

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Kiddiekakes Posted 30 Jan 2017 , 9:38pm
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CannI use thinned down candy melts with shortening to drip on a drip cake instead of ganache?

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BrandisBaked Posted 30 Jan 2017 , 10:01pm
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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?

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cakechemist Posted 1 Feb 2017 , 6:00pm
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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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