Painting Chocolate

Decorating By kdaze Updated 3 Feb 2009 , 5:43pm by kdaze

kdaze Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 3:51pm
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I am thinking about making my husband a "tool" cake for his birthday. You know those chocolate tool kits you can buy.... do you know if they can be painted to look real? If so what would you recomend painting them with? TIA

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kdaze Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 4:48pm
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chilz822 Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 5:02pm
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I asked this question recently also and the answer was a pretty overwhelming 'no'. They suggested more to use pre-colored chocolate if you're molding or brushing with a luster dust (which really won't add 'color', just effect.

Took the wind right out of my sails!

PinkZiab Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 5:20pm
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I suggest tinted cocoa butter. You can either tint it yourself (using either powdered or oil-based food colors) or buy it pre-tinted (I suggest for this--this is what I use, primarily). They come in a HUGE range of colors and are lovely to work with. All you do is place the bottles in a tray of warm water to get them flowing, give them a good shake, squirt out what you need, and then paint away (I like to keep my palette on top of a heating pad to keep the colors from re-solidifying while I work).

kdaze Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 5:43pm
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Thanks for the info. Might be more than I have time for this week. I might just have to make them out of fondant. Are there molds you can pick up fpr the tools?

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