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All About Candy Wafers

All about candy wafers

Candy wafers not only have easier workability, but the finished product looks professional every time. What are Candy Wafers? A candy wafer is a chocolate-like product where the cocoa butter has been replaced with a different fat, usually palm kernel oil. Because the cocoa butter is out of the...

Did I Melt My Candy Wafers Correctly?

Did I Melt My Candy Wafers Correctly

Here are six different situations that you may come across during your own candy making experiences. These situations are sometimes good, sometimes bad and sometimes downright ugly. 1. Properly Melted Wafers This is how melted candy should look as it runs off of a spoon. The candy will be...

Understanding Color in Candy Making

Understanding Color in Candy Making

Premade colors serve as a base for various projects and offer the candy maker a foundation of options. Understanding Color Using colored wafers in a candy making project can help to indicate the flavor of a candy (such as using light green drizzle over a mint flavored truffle) or...

Molding and Painting

Molding and Painting

With one candy mold, you can create many different looks. Molding Creating molded candies is a great way to produce professional-looking confections while using basic techniques. With candy molds, all finished pieces come out looking and weighing the same. By shopping online and in craft stores, you can find...

Methods and Tips for Melting Your Candy Wafers

Methods and Tips for Melting Candy Wafers

Good candy making starts with properly melted wafers. Methods for Melting Candy Wafers Microwave Oven This is the most popular method of melting candy wafers, because it is a dry-heat method that is quick and convenient for individuals using their home kitchen. Using a microwave-safe bowl, heat candy wafers...

Large Quantity Molding

Large Quantity Molding

A warming tray is a great way to keep bowls of candy wafers melted. If you plan on doing many molded pieces, invest in multiple molds. Tips for Large Quantity Molding A warming tray is a great way to keep bowls of candy wafers melted. Keeping it on the...

Barks and Clusters

Barks and Clusters

Simply combining melted candy wafers with dry ingredients is the formula for making a customized treat that will suit any sweet tooth. Barks and Clusters Making bark or clusters is a simple way to incorporate additional flavors into your candies. Foods like dried fruits, nuts, candies and cookie pieces...