OMG I have never seen anything like it other than the old scenes from Lost In Space and we all know how creative LESS that show was! .... If you remember it!
Is this just plain candy melts or did you add something to it? It really looks like outer space movie scenes - Sorry but I am at a loss for words............. or ideas.......... or what happened to it unless water got in it or you used the wrong type of flavoring or coloring.
If you were using REAL chocolate that has to be tempered, I'd guess it was something wrong with the tempering process. If you are using candy melts, the only thing I can think of is that you may have heated them too long. With that said, when my candy melts "seized" because I overcooked them in the microwave, they got hard, cottage-cheese texture where the candy melts burned, it did not look like yours.
Another question Chrystal--have you used your Fat Daddios topsy turvy pans yet?
Does this always happen? Does it just happen on certain colors for you? Were they colored wafers or did you attempt to color them yourself and it seized on you? Did you get water and/or steam near your melting pot?
I've only done basic chocolate work (http://christinascakes.shutterfly.com/pictures/216), but I did make about 30 lbs. of chocolate bark and molded chocolates last Christmas. I have a lot of Wilton product that I foolishly bought before I knew better, so I get rid of them by sticking the unmelted discs on gingerbread houses, cookies, and in frosting as decorations). Even if I add a LOT of Paramount Crystals, they NEVER melt correctly.
I took my first candy class, Wilton, from an inexperienced WMI and nothing she used in class worked right--nothing--because she HAD to use ONLY Wilton products. I later took a beginning candy class from Kathleen Lange, a VERY experienced 30+ year decorator, and she was able to use whatever she wanted and there were virtually no Wilton candy products in her class. She used Guittard A'Peels which melt perfectly and taste great (Both Kathleen and I can purchase Guittard at wholesale here in San Diego.) I haven't tried the Merckens colored candy melts, but everyone raves about the quality. I advise every newbie: Do NOT buy Wilton candy melts if you have a choice, it is worth the extra money to buy Merckens or Guittard.
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