Wilton’s Candy Melts are arguably one of the most versatile baking ingredients you can find. They’re a fantastic alternative to chocolate and royal icing; there’s no need to temper them and they’re firm enough to hold their shapes. Candy Melts are specially designed for dipping, drizzling, piping, moulding and building. To produce a smooth texture and mouth-watering taste, all you need to do is melt them in the microwave, on the hob, or in a fondue pot. To demonstrate their versatility, here are 12 impressive ways to use Candy Melts in baking!
You’re probably reading this article because you’re intrigued about how Wilton Candy Melts can enhance your baking. What makes them even more exciting is that they’re available in a rainbow of colours. From chocolate-esque browns and white, to vibrant reds, greens and pinks, they will definitely pack a huge punch of colour in your treat-making. The original flavour is already delicious, but sometimes Wilton releases special flavours to tickle your taste buds that bit more. If you want to learn out more about Candy Melts, check out our Beginner’s Guide to Confectionary. But for now, it’s time to move onto the eye candy!
These little delights are great for Easter, a bunny lover’s birthday, or just because you want to eat them! Bite into the soft cupcake topped with colourful buttercream and sugary sprinkles to discover a velvety marshmallow centre, made with fluffy White Candy Melts.
This rich chocolate cake consists of three cake layers, each sandwiched together with creamy buttercream. Once constructed, it’s iced with mocha buttercream, wrapped in a blanket of Light Cocoa Candy Melts, and topped with fresh raspberries for a sophisticated finish.
We’ve all heard of cake pops – but what about marshmallow pops? These chewy pops are so simple to make, yet incredibly impressive to look at. Dazzle your friends and family with Dark Cocoa Candy Melts marshmallows covered in an array of textured sprinkles!
Chocolate covered strawberries are the height of romance. The only trouble with chocolate is that it’s quite unreliable; it can be blotchy and dull. These drizzled candy strawberries feature Light Cocoa Candy Melts and White Candy Melts for smooth and shiny treats.
The only thing better than warm, gooey brownies is warm, gooey, personalised brownies! These moreish brownies are topped with a hot fudge sauce, chopped pecans, and His and Hers Light Cocoa Candy Melts heart toppers. Personalise with piped White Candy Melts.
Cake pops are the most recognised use of Candy Melts – but these aren’t your average cake pops. Perfect for your sweetheart, these colourful cake ball pops use Pink Candy Melts, Red Candy Melts, White Candy Melts and Light Cocoa Candy Melts to make heartfelt designs.
Fit for a biscuit-based king, this gingerbread castle‘s hexagonal base and iced turrets ensure that it will hold its own amidst all the party chaos. Use Light Cocoa Candy Melts to help glue this epic structure together, then decorate with sweets and chocolate for the grand finale.
Did you know that you can incorporate Candy Melts into cheesecake? These melt-in-your-mouth white chocolate cheesecakes offer a timeless fusion between a rich creamy filling and crunchy biscuit base. The secret to their creamy texture? Melted White Candy Melts.
Candy Melts can get spooky, too! Featuring the classic Halloween colours of purple and green, these spider web cupcakes are sure to thrill your party guests. Create eerie candy spider webs by melting Vibrant Green Candy Melts and piping the shapes onto a cookie sheet.
Next up, we’ve got Christmas. Baubles are traditionally used to adorn Christmas trees, so why not create a bauble with a difference? This festive surprise hides Light Cocoa Candy Melts and White Candy Melts truffles inside a red and white fondant ornament.
What better time-honoured yuletide flavour to add to your festive baking than eggnog? These cake pops are flavoured with eggnog and White Candy Melts, then dipped in, drizzled with, and piped onto using Green Candy Melts, Light Cocoa Candy Melts and Red Candy Melts.
These delicious doughnuts are coated with shiny green buttercream, then decorated with piped grass and jellybeans. Finally, a sweet bunny face peeks from the centre of a doughnut, made using a bunny cutter and White Candy Melts. How cute is that bunny?!