Thursday, June 13, 2013

Candy Molds 101

Candy nesting doll treats? If you use several solid colored candies, you can really create a beautiful and tasty spread for guests. For this tutorial, we will work with the green candies. They are a vanilla favor melting wafer by Wilton. They sell these melted candies at Walmart in the bridal section. You can also melt regular chocolate if you are familiar with tempering. If not, then I suggest the melting candies. They are made with oil, so they are easier to melt and easier to pop out of molds. 

First, get your mold. The plastic teflon molds are perfect. They are bendy, easy to work with and easy to clean up. I also suggest a plastic spatula or spoon. No metal if you are working with items that can be scratched, like the bottom of the mini-crock pot. Also, get a metal baking sheet. It will be used as well.
This mold was provided by At Last Party Supply.

Melt your chocolate. I have a tiny crock-pot I bought at Goodwill. It will melt slowly. You can melt the chocolate on a 'double burner' on the stove or use the microwave. If you use the microwave, melt a few chips at a time. About 20-30 seconds, stir, repeat. If you heat the candy too quick too fast, you may burn it or ruin it, and the results are irreversible. So have a little patience until your 'routine' is instilled, based on your microwave or however you are melting your candy. (I unplug and re-plug my little crock if its been on hot for too long. I dont trust appliances to not catch on fire, apparently.)
Pour chocolate into the molds quickly. Smooth out the bottom. When the mold is full, put it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. Do not forget your metal cooking sheet. When you pick up your mold, it will be on the cooking pan, so you wont mess up the pretty pattern on the bottom. Because its a metal pan, it will get cold quickly in the freezer and it will help form your candy faster. 

Pop the candy out of the mold. Boom done! Fancy!

The big party!
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