Can You Spray Color Onto Ready Made Cotton Candy?

Decorating By kathik Updated 1 Jan 2010 , 3:19pm by kathik

kathik Posted 31 Dec 2009 , 3:50am
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I want to use cotton candy to make clouds and I would like to make them gray. Would spray color (like Wilton) cause the cotton candy to dissolve?


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bellabakes Posted 31 Dec 2009 , 3:57am
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I've never done this but I'm pretty sure it would dissolve it since it dissolves soo easily. I would just test it out on a little piece and see what happens. If it does you could try to use the blue cotton candy since thats close to gray.. HTH

LaBellaFlor Posted 31 Dec 2009 , 3:58am
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I would think so seeing as how ANY moisture melts cotton candy. I could be wrong though so here's a bump. icon_smile.gif

FromScratch Posted 31 Dec 2009 , 4:03am
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Yeah... I'd say it will melt it right up. Maybe not ALL of it, but it will get to looking like cotton candy on a humid day... not that great.

kathik Posted 31 Dec 2009 , 4:12am
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Thanks! That's pretty much what I was thinking would happen.


ZAKIA6 Posted 31 Dec 2009 , 4:19am
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Is there any way you can "dust" the cotton candy with powdered color?

kathik Posted 31 Dec 2009 , 4:22am
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How would it stick? Anyone ever try this?


giggysmack Posted 31 Dec 2009 , 4:33am
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maybe put it in a larger plastic bag put some air in it put your powder in and shake it up

Doug Posted 31 Dec 2009 , 1:15pm
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could you start with sugar that is precolored black?

KHalstead Posted 31 Dec 2009 , 1:45pm
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are you making the cotton candy yourself? Or did you prebuy white cotton candy?

I'd try the powdered color if you have premade cotton candy!

kathik Posted 31 Dec 2009 , 2:03pm
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I was going to buy premade cotton candy and try to color it. What would make the powdered color stick to the candy?


mommicakes Posted 1 Jan 2010 , 12:56am
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icon_lol.gif okay here are the results from my JUST NOW done experiment.

I took some premade cotton candy,

used some of the wilton spray color, it did start to dissolve the candy.

So my opinion would be to NOT use the spray on it.

then I put some into a plastic zipper bag with some silver luster dust and gently shook the bag.
It ended up by not being super fluffy anymore but had the silver sheen that you might be looking for. (could be better if you just used a grey dust instead of the shiny one.

So my other opinion would be to use this bag method.

I have been curious about this for a while, and had some cotton candy and some of these other things and tried it out once I found this post.

Hopefully it will help, it was kinda neat to do the "experiment". icon_lol.gif

You should try it, by the way, I used blue and pink cotton candy and it looked kinda cool both ways.


kathik Posted 1 Jan 2010 , 1:30am
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Thank you so much!! Two more questions.

1-What brand makes grey dust?
2- Do you think I can still pull the cotton candy apart to make it cloudlike after the bag method?

Again, Thanks!!!


mommicakes Posted 1 Jan 2010 , 1:52am
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Kathi, I would use a fairly large amount of candy in the bag, and then shake it around. I pulled some of it apart, but you don't want to pull too much you may loose some of the dusts. I would try Global Sugar Art, they have quite the assortment of dusts, and colors.

I'm glad that I could help. Post the pics of your cake when you are done I can't wait to see it all pulled together. icon_biggrin.gif

FromScratch Posted 1 Jan 2010 , 4:30am
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I would think if you take a large fluffy brush lightly loaded with dust and tap it over the already pulled apart cotton candy you could achieve the same effect without compacting the candy. Then you could use black dust and it would be lightly applied and be grey. Worth a shot. icon_smile.gif

zdebssweetsj Posted 1 Jan 2010 , 1:54pm
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Originally Posted by kathik

How would it stick? Anyone ever try this?


You might could use one of those little dusting bags you can get from Wilton's, or maybe a new knee high stocking?

kathik Posted 1 Jan 2010 , 3:19pm
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Thank you all for the help. I am getting really excited about this part of the project!

Happy New Year all,

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