Coloring Ganache?

Decorating By snocilla Updated 13 Oct 2009 , 6:36pm by chilz822

snocilla Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 9:06am
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Can ganache be colored? I have someone who wants an all chocolate cake, but wants black icing. I can do chocolate buttercream and color black, but can you color chocolate ganache black?

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Rylan Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 9:08am
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Hmm, I believe adding gel coloring will make it curdle. There are those food coloring for chocolates, maybe that would work. There are also chips that you can add to color chocolate.

snocilla Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 9:34am
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Thanks Rylan! I'm sure buttercream is fine, I just thought maybe I could recommend something she hasn't had before. I suppose I could do a trial run with chips or the chocolate coloring, and see how it comes out.

Rylan Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 9:47am
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Here is the product I was reffering to incase you want to have a general idea:

Also, one company (they make FDA approved dusts) told me that I mix white petal dust to melted white chocolate (cream colored ones) to whiten it. Maybe black petal dusts would work on dark chocolate.

dnrlee Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 11:05am
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what about candy coloring?

prterrell Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 6:14pm
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Americolor makes a product that can be added to chocolate along with their gel paste colors to color chocolate without it seizing.

chilz822 Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 6:36pm
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Wilton has black candy melts out now... not sure how they'd work with ganache since they're not 'real chocolate'

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