These are Candy Melt flavor – so I tested pairing them with Vanilla cake and Red Velvet cake. I was really impressed! They smell divine – not too sharp a flavor, but a yummy soft mint taste that didn’t over-power. The red velvet cake was a great match, complementing the colors too!
You can get them at Amazon.com – just follow the picture link – and they are also available at Michaels stores.
** Quick Tip! I would not recommend adding shortening to thin out the consistency of these Candy Cane melts – the red flakes keep the consistency thick regardless, and the melts covered the pops well without the need to thin it out **
Although I haven’t tried them yet – Wilton also make an Egg Nog flavor Candy Melt – also at Michaels (but not on Amazon).
In other news, I have even started to see much more cake pop equipment and melts at regular supermarkets, so check out your local baking section!
Also, as I need a lot of candy melts whilst preparing for a Christmas Holiday Boutique at my friend’s house, I tried using white Almond Bark from my local supermarket. I was really impressed. The consistency was great and the packet contained double the standard Candy Melt amount for not much more money.
For those, like me, who had never heard of Almond Bark, it doesn’t taste of Almonds or anything – it is just like chocolate without using cocoa butter (so you can re-melt it). My supermarket (Albertsons) sold it in rectangular tray packets, near the bakery section, each tray containing about 10-12 little bricks. It came in white and chocolate flavors too. I will definitely be stocking up for the future!
That’s it for now…. New Christmas cake pops coming soon – so keep your eyes peeled!