Chocolate Tranfers

Decorating By sammie192 Updated 24 Apr 2009 , 12:41pm by leahk

sammie192 Posted 24 Apr 2009 , 8:59am
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Hi I would like to know if you can color the white chocolate melts like you do frostings to get the colors you need for the transfers.
thanks sammie

5 replies
brincess_b Posted 24 Apr 2009 , 9:05am
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you need different colourings. i forget exactly what, is it water colourings you need? sure someone else will clarify!

Cookie4 Posted 24 Apr 2009 , 9:08am
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Yes, you can color chocolate or melts. Wilton makes a candy coloring which is oil based and mixes well with chocolate. The other colors (paste and liquid) are water based and will seize up the chocolate.

leahk Posted 24 Apr 2009 , 9:17am
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Water will seize chocolate, therefore it's best not to use water based colorings. I'm pretty sure that the gel colors are water based too.
That leaves oil based coloring or just buying the pre-colored stuff.

That said, I don't have oil based coloring available to me. So I use powdered coloring diluted in the smallest amount of water possible (ie 1 drop) and add in a bit of cocoa butter.

Hope this helps!

khkakes Posted 24 Apr 2009 , 11:23am
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A friend of mine use straight powdered colors. If you want to dilute the powder I would think you'd use oil.

leahk Posted 24 Apr 2009 , 12:41pm
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When I tried using straight powdered colors, they didn't dissolve well so I ended up with teeny-tiny flecks.
Dissolving it in oil is a good idea- I'll have to try it next time.

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