How Do I Colour Chocolate?

Sugar Work By pankake Updated 17 Nov 2009 , 5:33pm by MikeRowesHunny

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pankake Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 12:08am
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Hi there,

I am in Australia, so we don't have the candy melts readily available, so I was wanting to know how is the best way to colour chocolate?
I need to create a teal/aqua colour and a mauve/violet colour. I can find these colours in the wilton gel colouring, but was told that I have to use an oil base one, and the only colours I can find are primary ones.
HELP!!! What can I do?

Thanks

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gabitusm Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 5:14pm
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I have use the same wilton colors that I use for frosting, for chocolate, but in small quantities. I know that if you use them in large quantities they will ruin your chocolate.

Sorry I couldn't be more helpful!!

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kakeladi Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 5:28pm
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Wilton also sells oil colors for coloring candy. They should be available in the same area where you got the icing gel colors.

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MikeRowesHunny Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 5:33pm
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Buy Chefmaster candy colours (but check they are the oil based ones), these are far superior to Wilton and are stronger, better colours. I bought mine on Ebay. For the colours you want, I'd get the blue, violet and green or yellow to create your aqua. HTH!

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