A warming tray is a great way to keep bowls of candy wafers melted. If you plan on doing many molded pieces, invest in multiple molds.
Tips for Large Quantity Molding
A warming tray is a great way to keep bowls of candy wafers melted. Keeping it on the low setting will keep wafers at the right temperature for several hours. If you know you are going to need multiple colors, but a painter’s palette would be too small for the job, try using a muffin tin to hold an assortment of melted wafers.
For molds that have very fine details, use a disposable paper cone to get wafers into super tiny places. Click here to read our article on how to make a cone. If the wafers start to set up inside the piping bag, microwave for a few seconds to re-melt.
If you plan on doing many molded pieces, invest in multiple molds. Without enough candy molds, it is likely you will try to push pieces out of their molds before they are done setting up. You can also make the best use of your time by creating an assembly line for molding and packaging.
Before starting a project that involves making a lot of finished pieces, count out the exact number of sticks or packages you will need. This way you can reference the number of sticks or boxes left when you need to know how many more to make. If that will not work for your project, put the same number of finished pieces on trays as they are completed. When you need a count, you can just see how many trays you have finished and multiply by the number on each.