Best white candy melts?

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hi everyone!
im making a white chocolate drip cake soon and ive been looking to buy some pure white candy melts. I know the wilton ones are pure white but theyre nearly double the price of PME and rainbow dust brands on ebay and other cake decorating supply stores. Could anyone tell me if they have used PME or Rainbow dust brand white candy melts and if so how ’pure white" are they…..i dont want my chocolate to be yellowish. Any info on this would be greatly appreciated…..thanks cakey friends.
hugs Christine xx

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June ("Clarky's Cakes") ...

Christine
Any white chocolate when melted looks yellow. After you stir it vigorously for several minutes, it becomes white. As far as the chocolate, make sure it has a high fat content. I bought pricey white chocolate, and it was a disaster. Great taste, not enough fat to melt properly. I just buy a cheapie grocery store brand of white chocolate. It works great.
Hope this helps.

SugarMagicCakes (Christine) ...

Hi June, thanks for the help….i was under the impression white wilton melts are bright white xx

June ("Clarky's Cakes") ...

No, Wilton “look” white, but when melted, still turn yellow.

SugarMagicCakes (Christine) ...

Ok, thanks for the great input June!

June ("Clarky's Cakes") ...

Your more than welcome Christine..👍

Sandra Smiley ...

June, Wilton has “White” candy melts, which do have an ivory tinge and they have “Bright White” candy melts, which are indeed bright white. I use them all the time to make my modeling chocolate because when I color it (usually flesh tone) , the color is more true. Christine, the Wilton Bright White is the only white chocolate that I have seen that is really white.

SugarMagicCakes (Christine) ...

Thanks Sandra for the reply, i think i will try the bright white candy melts xx

June ("Clarky's Cakes") ...

Unfortunately, Sandra, you cannot get bright white candy melts here in my part of Canada. I think it’s pretty much exclusive to USA. My Michael’s doesn’t sell them. Hopefully, Christine can find them.

Sandra Smiley ...

I do not know how long they have been around (Bright White), but I first saw them maybe a year ago and believe they are relatively new. Our Walmart carries them and I have also bought them at Michael’s.

June ("Clarky's Cakes") ...

Fortunate you Sandra. There a ton of products that you can get at your Michael’s in USA that mine in Canada just doesn’t carry.

Xuân-Minh, Minh Cakes ...

Using Candy Melts for drip cakes is fun!

Merckens also have Bright White Candy Melts that taste much better than Wilton – I don’t know about the price in your area, though. They are more sensitive to high temperature so you need to be really careful when you melt them.