Ive wanted to use some colored cocoa butter to decorate some of my molded chocolates, but I can't figure out how to get the colors vibrant, and prevent the cocoa butter from sticking to the mold. Has anyone used this technique? Any suggestions would be great.
You can color your own, but you need to use candy (oil) or powdered colors so that the cocoa butter doesn't seize. I usually wipe the molds with a soft, lint free cloth with some veg. oil before painting the colors on--that might help prevent sticking.
You can also buy some amazing colored cocoa butter from chefrubber.com
Ditto. And if I remember correctly from school... you kind of have to temper it. Melt it, color it, and *stir* it until it cools enough to become solid again. Then melt down just enough to use it, not over hot. This way it will set up again nicely and quickly and should release from your molds well.
thanks, i'll give those suggestions a try.