Prepare Candy Ahead Of Time

by Sandra
(North Bay, Ontario, Canada)

I don't want chocolate to turn white. What do I do if I need to prepare candy ahead of time?

I am making some chocolate daisies for my wedding but I am wondering how far ahead of time can I make them without worrying that they will turn white!!!

Should I store them in the freezer after they are done? Also I would love to be able to use navy blue wafers but can't seem to find any. Any suggestions on where to find some, or better yet, can I make a mixture?

I am getting married in Aug.

Hi Sandra,

Freezing your chocolates will encourage them to turn white (chocolate bloom), so if you can avoid freezing, try to do so.

Sometimes you can freeze and not have any problems, other times you can't. It's hard to predict so I don't know that you'd want to chance it for something as important as your wedding. :)

Since you live in Canada, I'm assuming the weather is fairly cool through the spring and the early part of the summer.

If you can hold off making the chocolate daisies for your wedding until June or July, I would do that. Then store them in a cool, dry place away from any strong odors - preferably in an airtight container.

As for the colors, the typical blue available with the Merckens wafers is definitely not a navy blue. However, I have seen a navy blue coloring that you can use to color white chocolate melts until you get the desired color. They have it at One Stop Candle.

The only thing that I would caution you is to try it on a small amount of chocolate first and get the desired color.

Once it sets, have a taste and be sure that the taste is something you are happy with. I haven't tried those particular candy colors, so I don't know if they will alter the taste of the chocolate melts.

Take some photos of your molded daisies for the wedding and show them off here. We'd love to see them!

Congratulations on your upcoming big day. We at CCM wish you all the very best.


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