momof3jotynjake Posted 1 Jul 2005 , 3:32am
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Hello! I bought some candy melts... they are white.. can i put some wiltonn paste in there to color it a different color??

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susanmm23 Posted 1 Jul 2005 , 3:35am
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this may not help much but i know you can not put the liquid coloring in it. i have never tried to paste sorry.

edcjenv Posted 1 Jul 2005 , 3:38am
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For the candy clay recipe, it says you can knead in paste and that's 1/2 candy melts, 1/2 corn syrup...so I would think so. I'm trying tonight w/ the candy clay...I'll let you know.

susanmm23 Posted 1 Jul 2005 , 3:43am
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For the candy clay recipe, it says you can knead in paste and that's 1/2 candy melts, 1/2 corn syrup...so I would think so. I'm trying tonight w/ the candy clay...I'll let you know.


oh yeah so i guess it would be ok i didnt think of that. almost 2 years ago we treid coloring some melts with yellow liquid food coloring it turned out to look like thatr cheap nasty melted chesse thats really greasy. it was awful.

vuemura Posted 1 Jul 2005 , 3:52am
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Wilton makes something called "Primary Candy Colors Set" - it's
concentrated oil-based color that are made to blend into Wilton Candy Melts. Contains red, blue, yellow and orange; 1/4 oz. jars.

I used these for the first time last week and the colors came out great!

traci Posted 1 Jul 2005 , 3:55am
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I have not tried the paste...but I have used the Wilton candy colors. That worked good, but it is designed for this purpose. I would try the paste and see what happens. Let us know! icon_smile.gif
traci

edcjenv Posted 1 Jul 2005 , 4:15am
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susan--eeew...I can see why you'd avoid it... but see I can make any type of mistake (in baking) and DH will still gobble it up w/a smile LOL it's great icon_smile.gif

susanmm23 Posted 1 Jul 2005 , 4:17am
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ewww no way i bet he would have ran away from this mess. my kids wouldnt even touch it. i was like its candy and they said yeah right. this was awful. you know its bad when boys wont try it. lol

KrazyKross Posted 1 Jul 2005 , 4:22am
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I used white candy melts colored in various shades form the MBA graduation cake in the gallery. I used the Wilton candy colors. If you use paste or water-based colors, the chocolate can freeze up and won't flow smoothly.

meghan89 Posted 1 Jul 2005 , 4:25am

when working with chocolate, you cannot use any coloring that contains water. The water makes the chocolate seize, and become globy and gloopy. The colors made for the candy melts contain oil, no water and they work! Good Luck!

edcjenv Posted 1 Jul 2005 , 4:25am

susan--wow that must have been pretty bad! I have picky kids, but if I say the word candy they'd eat about anything! LOL

FYI I just added the color to U.Sam's head and it's lookin' good so far! I think Wiltom paste may be the way to go icon_smile.gif

susanmm23 Posted 1 Jul 2005 , 4:26am

my kids arent picky at all. so thats how bad it was. I cant wait to see your cake when you are done.

edcjenv Posted 1 Jul 2005 , 4:31am

You should've posted a picture of that (haha)!
I'll definitely post it...let's just pray it doesn't make the 'cake disasters' forum! icon_smile.gif

susanmm23 Posted 1 Jul 2005 , 4:34am

lol no no we dont want to make people sick on here.

Im sure it will be great. no disasters

momof3jotynjake Posted 1 Jul 2005 , 4:35am

THANKS FOR ALL your help!! i guess im off to michaels in the morning! LOL!!!

susanmm23 Posted 1 Jul 2005 , 4:53am

sorry we kind of high jacked your thread. Hope we offered some kind of help some where in all the maddness.

edcjenv Posted 1 Jul 2005 , 4:57am

ditto icon_smile.gif

butrcup Posted 1 Jul 2005 , 5:32am

I colored it today with Wilton gel colors, just melted a little at a time and used a toothpick dipped in color-worked great....I did small batches because I didn't think it was going to work.

momof3jotynjake Posted 1 Jul 2005 , 1:43pm
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Originally Posted by susanmm23

sorry we kind of high jacked your thread. Hope we offered some kind of help some where in all the maddness.




lol susan~ not a problem at alll icon_biggrin.gif

CarolAnn Posted 1 Jul 2005 , 1:56pm

I've colored white candy melts using the only coloring I have which is the jars of Wilton gels and it worked fine. I don't believe candy melts ARE actually chocolate, but almond bark stuff, aren't they? Anyway, to color I put them in a disposable pastry bag with a coupler and melted them in the microwave. When melted I put in a bit of coloring then closed with a twist tie and kneaded the bag to blend it. Did this until I had the color I wanted. I was very pleased with the result. Just remember not to put the tie on before it goes into the micro. UGH!

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