Have you ever had trouble using Wilton Candy Melts for cake pops? I know I have! It's often too thick and clumpy and I get sooooo frustrated when this happens! But the truth is, the candy melts are sooo convenient! They're already colored in a whole rainbow of colors and they're very easy to find online or in craft stores or Walmart.
Well, you can not imagine how excited I was to see this video that Wilton recently shared on YouTube... and they share how to fix the candy melts to make perfect cake pops! Watch it here:
They're #1 suggestions is to mix in 2 tablespoon of EZ Thin Dipping Aid. Honestly, I had never heard of this before watching this video, but it appears to be an awesome product! If i see some in stores, I will be grabbing it and giving it a try!
There are a couple of other things I've used that helps with this problem...
First up - shortening (which is also mentioned in that video). Before a few months ago, shortening was my go-to fix for thick melted candy melts. I'd just keep stirring in a teaspoon at a time until I got the candy melts to a good consistency.
But a few months back, I read somewhere about using Paramount Crystals to thin candy melts. I didn't know what that was either but since I was willing to try anything to make cake pops easier, I ordered me a bag and voila - they also work like a charm!!
By the way, I suspect that paramount crystals and EZ Thin are very similar products, if not identical, although I haven't tried the EZ Thin yet. Anywho... if you've ever had trouble with thick, goopy candy melts, maybe now you can solve that problem to make your cake pop adventures go a little easier!
Anywho... if you're new to cake pops, I highly suggest these posts below:
and... if you want a video to watch too... check out this FREE Craftsy Class:
Creative Cake Pops (FREE Craftsy Class!)
Tell me, tell me! Do you have any other tips for making Perfect Cake Pops? Leave me a comment!!
Want more?? Here are a few of my detailed cake pops tutorials...
and these... Peanut Butter Oreo Cake Pops. You need these!!
And last... How to Make a Homemade Cake Pop Stand!