How To Colour Chocolate?

Sugar Work By motherofgrace Updated 14 Nov 2009 , 7:06am by motherofgrace

motherofgrace Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 2:01am
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I was wondering what type of food colour i should use to colour white chocolate?

Can I use the wilton gel pastes? or does it have to be special colouring?

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Shades Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 2:29am
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Yes, you can color white chocolate with food coloring. It's best not to use coloring that is water based, though.

Chocolate does not like water and you may have a problem with it seizing up and becoming unmanageable.

I recommend the Wilton candy colors.

Hope this helps!! icon_biggrin.gif


CutiePieCakes-Ontario Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 4:06am
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What Shades said. You cannot use the same food colouring you use for BC, because it's waterbased. I also use the Wilton Candy Melts colourings when I can't get coloured choc disks.

But if you're looking for something you can create by combining pre-coloured choc, try that first. Coloured choc disks are just pre-coloured white choc. I get mine from The Bulk Barn (for our non-Cdn friends, it's a bulk food store chain). The Wilton stuff can get expensive, especially if you're making black.

motherofgrace Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 5:01am
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yea i dont have bulk barn in edmonton.

And the wilton candy melts are just too expensive... thanks for the help

mendhigurl Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 5:04am
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you can use the waterbased colors, but you have to add in a little bit of cocoa butter as well. Melt the cocoa butter first, then add the color into the chocolate. If you notice it seizing, add in a little cocoa butter, this will fix the seizing. If you don't have access to cocoa butter, you can use melted shortening as well.

Another way to color chocolate is luster/petal well.

motherofgrace Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 5:15am
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thank you!

Adevag Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 5:43am
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I have colored white chocolate with regular water based colors as well. I melted the chocolate and then stirred in a little bit of veg. oil (I used safflower oil). When the choc. and the oil was combined I added gel colors with no problem. First time I tried to color white choc I did not use any oil and had a disaster and had to throw it all away, then I experimented with the oil.

motherofgrace Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 7:06am
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thanks cant wait to try it!

Plus i would have put a bit of shortening in it anyways!!

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