MomLittr Posted 26 Nov 2006 , 1:31pm
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I am just starting to dabble in using chocolate molds and candy melts. My question is that when you use a paintbrush to put detail colors in the mold before the main color, do you do something to the brush (coat in shortening maybe) so the color you are using does not firm up and stick on the brush so badly? Is there something else I could usem maybe toothpicks?

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MomLittr Posted 26 Nov 2006 , 2:34pm
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bump.......am working on these today and could really use any help icon_redface.gif

psurrette Posted 26 Nov 2006 , 2:43pm
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I do alot of painting in chocolate molds. I use pop sticks and just put them back in the color when I am done with that color. If it gets too messy I just throw it away. You can use toothpicks as well. Good luck

NEWTODECORATING Posted 26 Nov 2006 , 4:01pm
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I have always used toothpicks and have thinned my colors with crisco so they don't stick to the toothpick badly. However, lately I have been putting my colors in parchment bags and laying on a heating pad to keep melted. It works great. I do ALOT of these. If you have any other problems --PM me icon_lol.gif

MomLittr Posted 26 Nov 2006 , 10:58pm
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Thansk for the info! Sounds easier than what I was doing.

deb

candyladyhelen Posted 27 Nov 2006 , 10:52pm
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I also thin my colored chocolate with oil. I wipe the brush clean after each color, with a paper towel.

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