Paint Modeling Chocolate... Is It Possible?

Decorating By Monna7122 Updated 27 Nov 2013 , 12:44am by ShirleyW

Monna7122 Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 6:23pm
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I just used modeling chocolate for the first time. I was only practicing and playing around with it so I used white chocolate. Well, I did much better than I expected and love the little shoes I made. Is there a way to paint them now that they are set up and dried? Thanks for the help. M~

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MamaBerry Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 6:39pm
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Because chocolate and water are friendly together use a fat based colorant--cocoa butter. Chef Rubber has a large selection.

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varika Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 6:44pm
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Originally Posted by Monna7122

I just used modeling chocolate for the first time. I was only practicing and playing around with it so I used white chocolate. Well, I did much better than I expected and love the little shoes I made. Is there a way to paint them now that they are set up and dried? Thanks for the help. M~




If you get some oil-based candy colors and mix them with white chocolate melts, you can actually paint that on. It works fairly well.

You might get away with using regular food colors, though, mixed with everclear or vodka; the chocolate's not going to seize if it's already set, after all.

bethola Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 6:50pm
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I paint modeling chocolate all the time without a problem. Use both gel colors and lemon juice and luster dust. I HAVE used cocoa butter as well. But, it isn't readily available in my area so I just use what I have on hand.

Today I made a fork and spaghetti spoon and will be painting them with silver luster dust and lemon juice later in the week.

Good Luck!

Beth

SugarBakerz Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 6:52pm
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i have airbrushed and handpainted my chocolate before.

Monna7122 Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 6:52pm
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The shoes have set for over 24 hours now. I have not colored anything like this before so excuse me for sounding dense. icon_redface.gif But I have wilton color gels. Can I mix those with a vodka and use it like paint or would it be better to make a paint mixture with the colors and more melted chocolate. All of this is new to and I'm trying to get practice in for my DD 2nd birthday cake in September. Thank you soo much for the help.

bethola Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 7:00pm
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You can mix the gels with vodka and paint the chocolate. If you mix the gels with the chocolate and try to paint it's going to "clump" on your brush and won't work.

Beth

Monna7122 Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 7:12pm
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You guys are awesome! Thanks again.

blueeyedaries Posted 16 Feb 2012 , 9:40pm
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painting with water base gel colors will work, but... the color will never dry. I modelled over a foot tall dog in a begging position and then realized the paint wouldn't dry. I went with it, straight gel but it still looked like you painted water on an oily surface where the water beads up. Luster dust will work as it's not a liquid. Best of luck to you for the future since I saw this post is almost 4 years old!

ShirleyW Posted 27 Nov 2013 , 12:44am
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Beth, just the answer I was looking for! Thanks so much!

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