Stop My Smbc From......

Decorating By miny Updated 28 Aug 2009 , 9:06pm by Lenette

miny Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 6:48pm
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Separating? I've done the same recipe for a while now but I've never color it, well just airbrushed it and it's perfect, but last night I took some out of the container to colored it black and when I was mixing it..... it wouldnt take the color and became watery, I ended up with a pool of black water in the bottom and a lumpy greysh BC on top! icon_mad.gif I really need black BC for some scroll work and I'm afraid it will keep bleading after I use it (if I get the color I want), but my worst fear is that the white one also separates, I don't even want to take it out of the fridge icon_cry.gif ( it look fine so far, but I made the "black one" from the same batch! Why did it happen, and how can I fix it? Help please....!!!

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__Jamie__ Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 7:19pm
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Because, you can;t tint a fat based medium with a bunch of water based color. It just doesn't work. And your airbrushing did??

__Jamie__ Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 7:19pm
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You need to find some oil based coloring, like chocolatiers use. I'll try to find a link.

miny Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 8:00pm
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Ohhhhhh, never thought of that, so that colored (or attempt) batch is trash now, right? Thanks for your help

sugarMomma Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 8:21pm
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You could always try to add the candy coloring to the batch and see if it saves it. It can't hurt to try. You can also get candy colors by Wilton at Michael's. They are used to color their candy melts.

miny Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 8:33pm
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I know which ones you are talking about, I need to look for them, thank you ; )

MJoycake Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 8:46pm
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you also have to re-whip smbc after you take it out of the fridge...I believe you let it come to room temp, then re-whip....if not, it will separate upon mixing/stirring.

Lenette Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 9:06pm
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Were you using the airbrush colors or regular gel colors?

I use gel colors all the time with no problem, I agree with the others airbrush color is too watery.

Re-whip it really good if you put it in the frig. Hope you find something that works for ya'! icon_smile.gif

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