Red Chocolate

I am making red chocolate roses and some of them are white when removed from the mold or the shine is not there. What am I doing wrong?

Are you using red candy melts?

Are you letting the molded roses set at room temperature?

Did you lightly oil the mold first?

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Jun 16, 2011
Red Chocolate
by: Darla

When using candy molds, don't put oil in the molds, it will make your molds sticky. The shinier the molds look, the nicer your candy will look. Sometimes the chocolate will get a cloudy or white look to it, you need to watch that your chocolate isn't getting too hot or the cooling process isn't too long. I place my molds after they are ready in the freezer for 10 minutes and they will pop right out of the mold on wax paper. If they don't, place them in the freezer for another few minutes and the candy should come right out with a gentle tap on the mold. I layer my counter with wax paper and place all candies on the wax paper before I get it ready to wrap or place in small decorative bags. Happy candymaking!!!! If you want more info - contact me!!!

Feb 15, 2010
Oil Your Molds
by: Angie

You don't always have to oil your molds, but if you are having trouble with discoloration, it is sometimes helpful to do so.

I would use the tiniest bit of Crisco shortening or a drop of coconut oil or vegetable oil to lightly coat the mold.

After using the molds a few times, they should be "seasoned" and won't need this prepping.

Feb 15, 2010
lightly oil the mold?
by: Robert

What would you use too lightly oil the mold to make them shiny? I didn't know this part

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