Coloring Melted White Chocolate

Decorating By Ladybug09 Updated 18 Dec 2009 , 5:05am by Ladybug09

Ladybug09 Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 1:33am
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Help....I'm melting white chocolate chips in order to assemble a fondant bow. I want to color it to match the bow so it doesn't show.
How do I go about coloring it? I have melted the chips & then put color in but the chocolate gets thick before it is completely colored.


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l_m_mena Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 2:06am
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This happened to me and this is waht I learner: you need to use oil-based colors, you can't use the regular icing color because it is water based and causes the chocolate to seize (separate). I had to get special candy colors that are the ones used for chocolate. Sorry!

Ladybug09 Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 2:08am
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Great. Always something else to
Thank you!

cakesrock Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 3:49am
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Yes, I used the colored candy melts. But if they don't have your color, you could try painting the white choc. I haven't tried it, but it may work....

tguegirl Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 4:03am
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Regular food coloring and vodka mixtures bead up on chocolate. If you were to paint it, it would have to be with more colored chocolate. Sorry!

globalgatherings Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 4:27am
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I was watching Sandra Lee of Semi-Homemade on Food Net Work and she put the food coloring in before she microwaved the chocolate, seems to work pretty good. Although the statement above about oil based food coloring makes a lot of sense to me as well

indydebi Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 4:38am
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definitely cannot use a water based coloring. water causes choc to seize up (turns thick and hard almost instantly).

Ladybug09 Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 5:05am
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Ok thanks guys. I had no I do!

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