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sallyt Dec 13, 2013 08:09 PM

I'm looking for those wax candy wrappers - I'm making caramels for holiday gifts. I couldn't find some at Michael's, and I'm worried that I'm too late for an online source... Any suggestions? Metrowest is best.

Thanks!

  1. enhF94 Dec 14, 2013 10:34 AM

    You want something cuter than wax paper, right? Because I use wax paper.

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      sallyt Dec 14, 2013 10:38 AM

      Not really - I'm just lazy and want it precut :)

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        enhF94 Dec 14, 2013 10:50 AM

        Love it. Especially because a roll of wax paper has been sitting, ready to go, on my countertop for three weeks while the candy sloooowly begins to lose shape.

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          sallyt Dec 15, 2013 05:09 PM

          Right? I bought some online for that very reason! Why I can't find it locally is beyond me.

    2. HillJ Dec 13, 2013 08:14 PM

      I've been recommending on other CH threads that precut cupcake papers you find in every grocery work really well. Just place your caramel in the middle of a flattened cupcake paper and twist both sides. Don't use the foil variety. And, bonus-no need to precut!

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        sallyt Dec 13, 2013 08:21 PM

        I hear you, but my caramels are way too small for that - and so the cupcake wrappers would be a little pricey, right? I need 100 wrappers, which should be about $4. I learned not to use the foil kind the hard way, last year :( VERY painful!

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          HillJ Dec 13, 2013 08:25 PM

          Cupcake wrappers come in mini sizes. Would that work for you?

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            HillJ Dec 13, 2013 08:28 PM

            http://www.joann.com/wilton-mini-baki...

            Do you have a Joann Fabrics near you?

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            quirkydeb Dec 17, 2013 07:52 PM

            They (caramels) really won't stick to cupcake papers? I really like the precut idea for the caramels currently cooling on my dining room table!

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              quirkydeb Dec 18, 2013 05:31 PM

              I tried the cupcake wrappers, since I already had them. The caramels stuck. :(

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                HillJ Dec 18, 2013 06:36 PM

                Then you'd be the first. The cupcake papers never stick to the caramels I've made and I love the shortcut. No cutting, place, roll and twist-done.

                Were your caramels extra sticky, still warm or under cooked? A work around for extra sticky caramels is to lightly oil the paper first but honesty that's a last resort.

                Sorry to hear it didn't work for you.

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                  quirkydeb Dec 21, 2013 06:40 PM

                  New discovery: they stuck to Stop & Shop brand cheap liners. They did NOT stick to the heavier fancy cupcake liners from TJ Maxx. :)

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                    HillJ Dec 21, 2013 07:48 PM

                    For the batches of cider caramels I made recently, I used the large brown paper cupcake liners they sell in most grocery stores without issue. But I haven't really run into an issue with the cupcake papers of any brand. Sometimes if the caramels are too soft or too sticky there can be a problem.

                    But if you found success with a brand from TJ Maxx, that's great!

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