Can You Color Candy Melts?

Sugar Work By babyhugs Updated 29 Oct 2009 , 10:43pm by babyhugs

babyhugs Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 1:25am
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I need to assemble a black bow and wondered if I can color candy melts? I've never seen black ones. If not, any thoughts on how to assemble the bow? I've only used candy melts for this in the past. I really like that it drys so fast!

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prterrell Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 1:27am
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Yes, but you must either use colors specially made for using with chocolates, not the regular gel colors used for coloring icing, or, if you use Americolors, you can add Flo-Coat, which enables the regular Americolor gels to be used with chocolate.

babyhugs Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 1:39am
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Thanks for the fast reply!! icon_smile.gif

KHalstead Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 4:52pm
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start w/ dark chocolate candy melts and you'll get to black a lot quicker!

ambernd Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 5:14pm
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you can color them with the oil based colors, but around this time a year I have seen the black ones at hobby lobby for halloween time.

2SchnauzerLady Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 5:19pm
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I've made modeling candy with the candy melts, added powdered colors to get the shade I wanted with good success.

superwawa Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 5:41pm
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I just bought black Wilton melts at WalMart last night - Not that I necessarily need them now but grabbed them for future use. icon_biggrin.gif

At my WM, they are NOT in the cake decorating/Wilton aisle with the other candy melts, but in a special Halloween baking aisle that's near the costumes and decorations. HTH

Oh - and my future SIL just reminded me that she found a cute combo box of black, purple, and green melts for Halloween at AC Moore.

babyhugs Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 10:43pm
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Thanks everyone! I think I'll head to WM!

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